The Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics met in a game with playoff implications in the American League, and the Athletics emerged victorious with a 4-3 win.

David Price will go in the books as the losing pitcher, as the Cy Young winner allowed 4 runs, 3 of which were earned, over 7 innings.

But it was the 8th inning in which he pitched where it fell apart, as Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon kept Price in to face Coco Crisp in the 8th inning, and the speedster would get a base hit.

He’d come around to score the winning run, and make a winner out of Ryan Cook, who blew a lead set up by a great performance from Jarrod Parker.

Kurt Suzuki put the initial pressure on the Rays, as his three-run homer in the 5th inning put the A’s on top 3-1.

And despite the Tampa Bay rally against Parker and Cook in the 8th, the A’s would hold on for the victory.

Be sure to check out the live blog below for reactions and updates as they happened during the game.

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