Texas 7, Oakland 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:05 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 74°
Umpires - Home Plate - Todd Tichenor, First Base - Gerry Davis, Second Base - Greg Gibson, Third Base - Angel Hernandez,
Attendance - 13635

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Texas 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 14 0
Oakland 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 89-65 49-29 40-36 W3
Oakland 69-85 42-37 27-48 L2

Recap


Adrian Beltre homered for the third straight game and the Texas Rangers maintained their five-game lead in the American League West with a 7-2 victory over the host Oakland Athletics on Tuesday.

Beltre hit a three-run homer in the first inning and Derek Holland (15-5) pitched seven solid innings as the Rangers reduced their magic number to four over the Los Angeles Angels with eight games remaining.

The Rangers also pulled into a tie for the second-best record in the American League with the Detroit Tigers, who lost to the Kansas City Royals 10-2 on Tuesday.

Michael Young went 3-for-5 with two RBIs to top 200 hits for the sixth time in his career and set a career-high with 104 RBIs as Texas won for the seventh time in eight games.

Holland gave up one run and two hits while winning for the ninth time in 10 decisions. He struck out seven and walked three.

Michael Taylor’s first major-league homer in the fifth represented the only blemish against Holland. Coco Crisp homered in the ninth off Rangers reliever Michael Kirkman.

Beltre has hit eight homers since Sept. 10, with four coming against the Athletics. He has 28 overall.

Oakland’s Rich Harden (4-4) lasted three innings and gave up six runs (five earned) and seven hits. Harden is winless in his last five outings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Oakland
Derek Holland Player Rich Harden
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 3.0
7 Strikeouts 3
2 Hits 7
1.29 ERA 15.00
Hitting
Texas   Oakland
Michael Young Player Michael Taylor
3 Hits 1
2 RBI 1
0 HR 1
3 TB 4
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 14 1 20 .350 25 7 6 4 0 0
Oakland 3 2 9 .103 6 7 2 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Texas. The Athletics have a W/L % of .420 after a win and .471 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Rangers have a W/L % of .551 after a win and .615 after a loss.
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