Texas 7, Oakland 6

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 14, 2011 4:05 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 66°
Umpires - Home Plate - John Tumpane, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Brian Runge, Third Base - Marvin Hudson,
Attendance - 15107

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 69-52 39-23 30-29 W3
Oakland 53-67 31-27 22-40 L3

Recap


David Murphy's RBI single in the ninth inning helped the Texas Rangers escape with a 7-6 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon.

The Rangers squandered a 6-0 lead but completed the weekend sweep thanks to some gutsy baserunning from Craig Gentry. Brought in to pinch-run for Mitch Moreland, he stole second with two outs and came into score on Murphy's base hit to center field.

Mike Adams (1-1) earned the victory with an inning of scoreless relief. He has allowed just one run in 8 1/3 innings since coming to Texas in a deadline-day trade with the San Diego Padres.

Neftali Feliz worked a perfect ninth inning for his 23rd save.

Andrew Bailey (0-3) took the loss, Oakland's eighth straight against the Rangers.

Nelson Cruz and Yorvit Torrealba led the way with two hits apiece as the Rangers took advantage of eight walks issued by five Oakland pitchers.

Rookie Brandon Allen had three hits and scored twice in defeat for the Athletics, who fell to 4-8 in August.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Oakland
Matt Harrison Player Rich Harden
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.1 IP 4.0
6 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 5
6.75 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Texas   Oakland
Nelson Cruz Player Brandon Allen
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 4
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 9 0 11 .250 24 8 4 8 2 2
Oakland 8 0 10 .216 20 9 4 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Athletics have a W/L % of .434 after a win and .448 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The Rangers have a W/L % of .565 after a win and .577 after a loss.
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