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RAYS 3, A's 1

Scott Kazmir won his second consecutive start and Jonny Gomes, Toby Hall and Ty Wigginton drove in runs as the Devil Rays snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Athletics at McAfee Coliseum. Tampa Bay also stopped an 11-game losing streak in Oakland that dated to July of 2003. Kazmir (4-2) pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed one run on nine hits with four strikeouts. He was helped by gritty relief work from Travis Harper, Shawn Camp and Tyler Walker who got his second save. The victory was even more satusfying considering the Rays' cross-country commute which began after Thursday's loss to the Yankees at the Trop and did not end until 5 a.m. Pacific time in San Francisco. "That's the first time I ever yawned during the national anthem,'' Hall said. "For us to come in here and go right at them, it's huge.''

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:30am]


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