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Sean Doolittle

A's win with seven-run seventh against Rays

OAKLAND, Calif. The rust of his nonseason showed on Sean Doolittle on Sunday. That slowed the A's, to be sure, but Doolittle wound up on the winning side thanks to the oil of a seven-run rally in the seventh inning that carried Oakland to an 8-2 win over Tampa Bay in the series and homestand finale. The win came with some bad news, though, as rookie starter Kendall Graveman suffered an oblique strain and appears headed for the disabled list. Doolittle, just off the DL, was put into a high-leverage situation in the seventh inning, asked to pitch with Oakland holding a 1-0 lead. It did not go well, Doolittle giving up a single, two walks and two runs. The differential of pitching in a...

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