Oakland 2, Texas 0

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 10:05 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 61°
Umpires - Home Plate - Scott Barry, First Base - Jerry Meals, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Paul Emmel,
Attendance - 15044

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 0 0 5 0
Oakland 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 33-24 15-11 18-13 L1
Oakland 25-32 12-16 13-16 W1

Recap


Athletics 2, Rangers 0: Rookie Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-3 and fell a homer shy of the cycle and Bartolo Colon shut down baseball’s most potent offense with eight strong innings as host Oakland handed Texas its first shutout loss of the season.

Colon (5-6) allowed five hits and struck out five to defeat Texas for the first time since 2007 and improve to 18-6 against the Rangers. He retired the last 11 batters he faced.

Brian Fuentes pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn his fifth save in seven chances.

Texas’ Colby Lewis (4-5) fell to 1-5 in his last seven starts and had a five-game winning streak against Oakland snapped. He allowed two runs and six hits in eight innings as the Rangers lost for the fifth time in their last seven games.

Brandon Inge’s one-out single in the second inning drove in Cespedes, who led off with a double. Cespedes’ single in the fourth scored Josh Reddick, who opened the inning with a two-base hit.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Colon was 0-1 with a no-decision between victories against Texas. … Colon improved to 2-4 at home. … Cespedes' first career triple came in the sixth with two outs. … Oakland’s Kurt Suzuki went 0-for-3 and has gone a career-high 58 games without a home run. ... Texas' Josh Hamilton went 1-for-4 and is 4-for-25 in six June games. ... The game was played in 2 hours, 4 minutes.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Oakland
Colby Lewis Player Bartolo Colon
Loss W/L Win
8.0 IP 8.0
3 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 5
2.25 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Texas   Oakland
Mike Napoli Player Yoenis Cespedes
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 6
.667 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 5 0 5 .167 8 6 0 1 0 0
Oakland 6 0 10 .207 6 3 2 0 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Texas. The Athletics have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Rangers have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .739 after a loss.