4:05 PM ET, May 9, 2010
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Dallas Braden definitely owns the mound now.Braden pitched the 19th perfect game in major league history on Sunday, shutting down the majors' hottest team and leading the Oakland Athletics to a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Who Is Dallas Braden?
• Threw 19th perfect game in MLB history and the second straight against Rays.
• Athletics' 24th-round pick in 2004 draft.
• Played for eight minor league teams from 2004-08.
• 17-23, 4.62 ERA in MLB career before perfect game.
• Mother died of melanoma when he was in high school.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
A History of Silence
The Rays were no-hit for the third time in franchise history and on the receiving end of a perfect game for the second time.
|May 9, 2010||Dallas Braden, Athletics||4-0*|
|July 23, 2009||Mark Buehrle, White Sox||5-0*|
|April 27, 2002||Derek Lowe, Red Sox||10-0|
Perfect For A Change
Dallas Braden on Sunday retired nine Tampa Bay Rays with his changeup. Prior to the perfect game, Braden's changeup was his only reliable pitch this season.
|Entering Sunday||After Sunday|
The A's last no-hitter was by Dave Stewart on June 29, 1990, at Toronto. ... Maddon is open to the idea of Longoria playing every day this season. "I'm not opposed to it," Maddon said. "We'll look at it. If he's well, I believe he's capable of all the games."
Regular Season Series
|Tampa Bay leads 5-4 (as of Sun 5/9)|
|Tue 4/27||@TB 8, OAK 6||Recap|
|Wed 4/28||@TB 10, OAK 3||Recap|
|Fri 5/7||TB 4, @OAK 1||Recap|
|Sat 5/8||@OAK 4, TB 2||Recap|
|» Sun 5/9||@OAK 4, TB 0||Box Score|
|Thu 8/19||@OAK 4, TB 3||Recap|
|Fri 8/20||@OAK 5, TB 4||Recap|
|Sat 8/21||TB 5, @OAK 4||Recap|
|Sun 8/22||TB 3, @OAK 2||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Rays | Athletics|
|2nd||L Powell singled to center, K Kouzmanoff scored, E Chavez to third.||0||1|
|3rd||K Kouzmanoff singled to shallow left center, D Barton scored, R Sweeney to third.||0||2|
|4th||D Barton singled to center, C Pennington to third, C Pennington scored, D Barton to third on throwing error by catcher D Navarro.||0||3|
|4th||R Sweeney singled to right, D Barton scored.||0||4|
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|Stadium||O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA|
|Attendance||12,228 (34.9% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||59 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Jim Wolf, First Base - Derryl Cousins, Second Base - Jim Joyce, Third Base - Todd Tichenor|