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Adames, Brosseau hit HRs as Rays beat A's 4-3, avoid sweep

Mike Brosseau added a tiebreaking drive the following inning and the Tampa Bay Rays held off the Oakland Athletics 4-3 to avoid a series sweep.
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Tampa Bay Rays' Willy Adames, right, is congratulated by teammate Mike Brosseau after hitting a three-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Willy Adames hit a three-run homer in the fifth, Mike Brosseau added a tiebreaking drive the following inning and the Tampa Bay Rays held off the Oakland Athletics 4-3 to avoid a series sweep.

The A’s squandered a chance in the eighth when Matt Olson hesitated on Andrew Kittredge’s passed ball and was thrown out at third by catcher Mike Zunino. 

Jeffrey Springs struck out two in the fifth for the win. Kittredge got five outs for his second save.