A's lefty walks pair, allows 2 runs in first appearance since May
By Trevor Hass
OAKLAND - Sean Doolittle's first game with the A's since May 27 -- and just second this season -- didn't go as planned, but Doolittle was still pleased to be back on the mound pitching in the Majors.
He gave up two earned runs on one hit and two walks before departing in the seventh after 2/3 of an inning and 23 pitches (12 strikes). Doolittle was on the hook before the A's rallied to score seven runs in the seventh en route to an 8-2 win over the Rays on Sunday.