• Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray works against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Sonny Gray struggles again as Athletics fall 7-3 to Rays

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sonny Gray hoped he had turned a corner when he snapped a long losing streak in his first start after the All-Star break. His second start after the break put him right back where he was in a frustrating first half.

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Tim Beckham celebrates after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics' Sonny Gray in the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Tim Beckham leads Rays to 7-3 victory over Athletics

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Getting the chance to play first base for the first time, Tim Beckham figured he might as well hit like a slugging first baseman instead of a middle infielder.