Manager Ron Washington said he stuck with Frank Francisco after his walk to Evan Longoria in the ninth inning because he's the team's closer. Ben Zobrist followed the walk with a two-run single to tie the game. Washington then put Neftali Feliz in.
Washington also said he went with Julio Borbon against Lance Cormier with two outs in the ninth because he liked the matchup better than using Josh Hamilton. He also let Andruw Jones hit against a right-hander inteh eighth inning instead of going with Hamilton. Hamilton said after the game he felt great.
And if you're wondering how Chris Davis felt after the game, the answer is awful. It was his error with two outs in the eighth inning that started the spiral. "I missed a routine ground ball and that's the game," the classy Davis said.
- Anthony Andro