Texas 7, Oakland 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 82°
Umpires - Home Plate - Sam Holbrook, First Base - Greg Gibson, Second Base - Todd Tichenor, Third Base - Gerry Davis,
Attendance - 31655

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 5 0
Texas 0 0 0 2 3 2 0 0 7 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 19-18 8-8 11-10 L1
Texas 19-18 13-8 6-10 W1

Recap


Ron Washington switched up the lineup in hopes of igniting the Texas Rangers' offense. And his changes did just that.
 
Michael Young proved he can be productive in the cleanup role, and Adrian Beltre came through in the six-hole, as Texas cruised to a 7-2 victory over Oakland on Tuesday.
 
Rangers starter Colby Lewis (3-4) turned in quite an outing, going 7 1/3 innings, allowing one run on five hits with a walk and no strikeouts. Even after a 59-minute rain delay, Lewis came back out to throw another 2 1/3 innings.
 
Texas’ offense provided Lewis with plenty of support. The Rangers took a 2-0 lead in the fourth, when Mike Napoli drew a bases-loaded walk and Craig Gentry had an RBI single.
 
In the fifth, Beltre belted a two-run shot and Napoli added an RBI double for a 5-0 lead.
 
The A’s avoided a shutout when Cliff Pennington went deep in the sixth.
 
But the game was never in doubt, especially after Young – batting cleanup for the first time in his career – cushioned the Rangers’ lead with a two-run triple in the seventh. He finished 3-for-4.
 
A’s starter Brett Anderson (2-3) had his shortest outing of the season, lasting 4 2/3 innings. He allowed four runs on six hits with four walks and five strikeouts.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Texas
Brett Anderson Player Colby Lewis
Loss W/L Win
4.2 IP 7.1
5 Strikeouts 0
6 Hits 5
7.71 ERA 1.23
Hitting
Oakland   Texas
Cliff Pennington Player Michael Young
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
1 HR 0
6 TB 6
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 5 1 9 .161 12 1 2 3 0 0
Texas 11 1 18 .333 22 7 7 6 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Rangers have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Athletics have a W/L % of .421 after a win and .611 after a loss.
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