Oakland 8, Texas 7

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 10, 2011 4:10 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 90°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bill Miller, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Tom Hallion,
Attendance - 46151

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 11 0
Texas 0 0 1 2 0 2 2 0 0 7 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 66-79 39-32 27-47 W1
Texas 82-64 45-29 37-35 L1

Recap

Scott Sizemore belted a grand slam and Ryan Sweeney drove in a pair as the Oakland Athletics made things a little tighter in the American League West with an 8-7 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.

Rookie Jemile Weeks added two hits and David DeJesus scored a pair for the Athletics, who snapped a nine-game losing streak to the Rangers.

The loss cuts Texas’ lead in the West to 1 1/2 games over the Los Angeles Angels, who beat New York Yankees on Saturday night.

Alexi Ogando (12-8) made his first start for the Rangers since Aug. 31 and did not look sharp, surrendering three runs in the second and throwing 96 pitches in five-plus innings. He was finally removed after hitting a batter and allowing a single.

Mike Gonzalez came on and retired a pair but left the bases loaded for Yoshinori Tateyama, who gave Sizemore a 1-0 pitch he was able to drive over the wall in left and put Oakland on top 7-3. The Athletics would add another run in the frame to make it 8-3.

The Rangers chipped away but could not quite get all the way back.

Trevor Cahill (11-13) earned the win and Andrew Bailey picked up his 20th save.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Texas
Trevor Cahill Player Alexi Ogando
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 6
9.00 ERA 5.40
Hitting
Oakland   Texas
Ryan Sweeney Player Adrian Beltre
2 Hits 3
2 RBI 2
0 HR 1
4 TB 6
.500 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 11 1 18 .306 16 8 8 3 1 0
Texas 12 1 18 .324 16 5 6 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Rangers have a W/L % of .530 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 .462 after a loss.
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