Texas 13, Oakland 4

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 9, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 88°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tom Hallion, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - James Hoye, Third Base - Phil Cuzzi,
Attendance - 36706

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 6 3
Texas 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 5 13 15 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 65-79 39-32 26-47 L1
Texas 82-63 45-28 37-35 W1

Recap


Michael Young and Elvis Andrus combined for six runs and five RBIs as the Texas Rangers beat the visiting Oakland Athletics for the ninth straight time 13-4 on Friday.

Colby Lewis snapped a four-start winless streak and Ian Kinsler added two hits and scored three runs for the Rangers.

Texas remained 2 1/2 games ahead of Los Angeles in the American League West. The Angels defeated the Yankees 2-1 on Friday.

Lewis (12-10), who leads the AL in home runs allowed, surrendered his 33rd in the first to Josh Willingham to put the Rangers in an early 2-0 hole. But the righthander didn't allowed a runner past first base over the next five innings.

Texas evened it with two runs in the first and took the lead with two more in the fifth, highlighted by Andrus’s double to the wall in straightaway center that made it over Coco Crisp’s head and scored Kinsler from first.

The Rangers pushed four across in the seventh with four RBI singles and tacked on five more on in the eighth. Young drove in runs in both innings, including a two-run double in the eighth.

Brandon McCarthy (8-8) suffered the loss for Oakland.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Texas
Brandon McCarthy Player Colby Lewis
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.1
5 Strikeouts 7
6 Hits 5
4.50 ERA 3.68
Hitting
Oakland   Texas
Hideki Matsui Player Ian Kinsler
2 Hits 3
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 3
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 6 2 12 .182 4 10 4 1 0 3
Texas 15 1 22 .385 17 6 12 2 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Rangers have a W/L % of .537 after a win and .603 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Athletics have a W/L % of .446 after a win and .456 after a loss.
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