Oakland 8, Texas 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 29, 2010 3:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 92°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Reynolds, First Base - Bill Welke, Second Base - Mike DiMuro, Third Base - Tim Welke,
Attendance - 37188

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 8 12 0
Texas 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 6 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 65-64 38-27 27-37 W2
Texas 73-57 43-26 30-31 L2

Recap

Mark Ellis and Kevin Kouzmanoff each had solo home runs, Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs over six innings and the Oakland Athletics went on to a 8-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon.

The A’s, who improved to 30-13 in day games this year, took a 1-0 lead in the third inning on Daric Barton’s sacrifice fly.

After the Rangers tied it in the bottom of the third, Oakland regained the lead in the fourth with Ellis’ solo shot.

The A’s extended their lead with two runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth, highlighted by Kouzmanoff’s solo blast to lead off the inning.

Gonzalez (12-8) surrendered five hits with a walk and four strikeouts. His biggest troubles came against Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton, who had an RBI single in the third and a solo home run in the sixth.

Rangers starter Colby Lewis (9-11) took the loss, allowing seven runs (six earned) on eight hits with three walks and seven strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings. It’s the first time Lewis has allowed five or more runs since June 25.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Texas
Gio Gonzalez Player Colby Lewis
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 5.2
4 Strikeouts 7
5 Hits 8
3.00 ERA 7.94
Hitting
Oakland   Texas
Cliff Pennington Player Josh Hamilton
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 2
0 HR 1
2 TB 5
1.000 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 12 2 19 .333 15 9 6 5 1 0
Texas 6 1 9 .200 6 5 2 1 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Rangers have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .561 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Athletics have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .508 after a loss.
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