Oakland 12, Texas 1

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, June 4, 2012 10:05 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 58°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gary Darling, First Base - Paul Emmel, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Jerry Meals,
Attendance - 10120

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Texas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0
Oakland 0 8 0 0 2 0 0 2 12 15 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 32-23 15-11 17-12 L1
Oakland 24-31 11-15 13-16 W1

Recap


Athletics 12, Rangers 1: Rookie Jarrod Parker took a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the best offensive team in baseball and host Oakland scored eight runs in the second en route to a season-high output.

Texas' Michael Young drove a 0-1 pitch up the middle for a single to lead off the eighth and prevent Parker from becoming the fourth pitcher to throw a no-hitter this season and second in four days. The Mets’ Johan Santana no-hit St. Louis on Friday.

The right-handed Parker (2-2) pitched eighth innings of one-hit ball and has allowed only one run in his last three starts covering 21 innings. He retired 13 in a row between walks to Daniel Murphy leading off the third and to Elvis Andrus with one out in the seventh. Parker struck out six and walked three.

Brandon Inge had four RBIs for Oakland, which won for only the second time in its last 12 games.

The Athletics have scored an American League-low 185 runs and have been shut out 11 times in 2012. Every player in the lineup had at least one hit.

Inge had a three-run homer and run-scoring single in the second inning, when the Athletics sent 13 batters to the plate.

Chad Pennington snapped a 0-for-29 drought – the longest of his career – with an RBI double, Jemile Weeks had a two-run single and Seth Smith added an RBI single. Smith finished 4-for-4.

Scott Feldman (0-4) allowed eight runs and seven hits in 1 2/3 innings as Texas, which leads the majors with 303 runs scored, suffered its second lopsided loss in its last five games. The Rangers lost to Seattle 21-8 on Wednesday.

Kila Ka’aihue added a two-run homer in the fifth inning.

Mike Napoli homered off reliever Jim Miller in the ninth as Texas avoided its first shutout of the season.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Feldman has lost all four starts since being moved into the rotation after making six relief appearances this season. ... Texas has lost 11 of Feldman’s last 12 starts against American League West opponents. … Oakland had scored 21 runs in its previous 11 games, including nine in the victory. … The Athletics entered Monday with a major league-worst .209 batting average. … Texas outfielder Craig Gentry allowed three hits and a walk in the eighth inning, including a two-run double to Yoenis Cespedes.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Oakland
Scott Feldman Player Jarrod Parker
Loss W/L Win
1.2 IP 8.0
3 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 1
43.20 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Texas   Oakland
Mike Napoli Player Seth Smith
1 Hits 4
1 RBI 1
1 HR 0
4 TB 7
.333 Avg .800

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 3 1 6 .111 11 7 1 4 0 0
Oakland 15 2 26 .385 13 8 12 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Texas. The Athletics have a W/L % of .435 after a win and .438 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Rangers have a W/L % of .485 after a win and .727 after a loss.