Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/31/13
Kurt Suzuki couldn't have scripted his return to the Oakland Coliseum any better. A longtime fan favorite for the Athletics, he greeted his old supporters with a three-run homer in his first game back with the club since being traded away last August, and Jed Lowrie hit a go-ahead double in the eighth inning of a 4-3 win against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. ''It was pretty special,'' Suzuki said. ''It's awesome. Just being around the guys, I've played with the majority of the guys in this locker room last year or years before. It just seems like I never left.'' Lowrie extended his hitting streak to 12 games with his Oakland-record 13th double in August, off Joel Peralta. James Loney had tied it with a double in the top half for Tampa Bay. Jarrod Parker dueled with David Price to run his unbeaten streak to 17 straight starts, matching Catfish Hunter's Oakland record set from June 2-Sept. 3, 1973. The A's pulled within two games of the first-place Texas Rangers in the AL We...
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