Texas 4, Oakland 1

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 87°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Welke, First Base - Lazaro Diaz, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Lance Barrett,
Attendance - 46370

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 19-19 9-10 10-9 L2
Texas 24-14 11-8 13-6 W1

Recap


Rangers 4, Athletics 1:
Adrian Beltre keyed a four-run rally in the fourth inning with a two-run homer as Texas claimed the opener of the two-game series.

Chris Gentry and Elvis Andrus each had two hits and an RBI while Yu Darvish pitched 7 2/3 impressive innings for the Rangers, who won for just the third time in seven games.

Josh Hamilton, who finished with two hits, led off the fourth with the first of three infield singles in the inning. Beltre followed by depositing Tommy Milone's first offering over the wall in right field for his seventh blast and a 2-1 lead.

Five batters later, Gentry plated Nelson Cruz with an infield hit, and Andrus made it 4-1 with an RBI single.

Darvish (6-1) held Oakland to one run and four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. The Japanese sensation, who improved to 4-0 at home, has fanned 44 batters in 34 1/3 innings over his last five starts.

Mike Adams struck out the only batter he faced and Joe Nathan fanned the side in the ninth for his eighth save in nine opportunities.

Milone (5-3) yielded four runs and nine hits in seven frames as his two-game winning came to an end.

Josh Reddick hit a sacrifice fly and Jemile Weeks recorded two of the four hits by the Athletics, who are 1-2 on their seven-game road trip.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Texas 2B Ian Kinsler was not in the lineup due to a stomach virus. Alberto Gonzalez started in his place and went 0-for-4. ... Hamilton's single in the fourth extended his hitting streak to 16 games. ... Reddick went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. ... Five of the Rangers' nine hits were infield singles.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Texas
Tom Milone Player Yu Darvish
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 7.2
4 Strikeouts 7
9 Hits 4
5.14 ERA 1.17
Hitting
Oakland   Texas
Jemile WeeksPlayer Craig Gentry
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 4 0 5 .138 8 11 1 2 0 0
Texas 9 1 12 .290 12 4 4 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Rangers have a W/L % of .542 after a win and .786 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Athletics have a W/L % of .474 after a win and .526 after a loss.