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King of the hill: Braden twirls perfect game

Young lefty Dallas Braden became the 19th pitcher in Major League history and the second Oakland A's hurler to deliver a perfect game, using 109 pitches to retire 27 straight Rays on Mother's Day at the Coliseum.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bartlett, SS3000000.248
Crawford, C, LF3000010.308
Zobrist, 2B3000000.259
Longoria, 3B3000010.325
Pena, C, 1B3000000.183
Upton, B, CF3000020.225
Aybar, W, DH3000020.273
Navarro, D, C3000000.150
Kapler, RF3000000.220
Totals27000060.251
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pennington, SS5110001.269
Barton, 1B5230001.296
Sweeney, R, RF4021011.304
Kouzmanoff, 3B4121021.275
Chavez, Er, DH3010112.239
Rosales, 2B3010113.273
Patterson, E, LF4000027.200
Powell, C4021011.143
Davis, R, CF4000013.227
Totals3641232920.254
FIELDING
E: Navarro, D (2, throw).
Outfield assists: Upton, B (Pennington at home).

BATTING
2B: Rosales (4, Shields), Powell (1, Sonnanstine).
TB: Sweeney, R 2; Chavez, Er; Barton 3; Rosales 2; Kouzmanoff 2; Pennington; Powell 3.
RBI: Powell (1), Kouzmanoff (18), Sweeney, R (19).
2-out RBI: Powell; Sweeney, R.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, R; Patterson, E 2; Powell; Barton.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 10.

Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shields(L, 4-1)6.011421603.13
Wheeler, D1.00001301.86
Sonnanstine1.01000002.51
Totals8.012422902.78
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Braden(W, 4-2)9.00000603.33
Totals9.00000603.77
Pitches-strikes: Shields 108-72, Wheeler, D 19-12, Sonnanstine 13-8, Braden 109-77.
Groundouts-flyouts: Shields 5-4, Wheeler, D 0-0, Sonnanstine 1-2, Braden 7-6.
Batters faced: Shields 30, Wheeler, D 4, Sonnanstine 4, Braden 27.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Jim Joyce. 3B: Todd Tichenor.
Weather: 59 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 20 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:07.
Att: 12,228.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
May 9, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media