Oakland 7, Texas 1

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 7, 2012 3:35 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Meals, First Base - Gary Darling, Second Base - Paul Emmel, Third Base - Scott Barry,
Attendance - 14779

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 33-25 15-11 18-14 L2
Oakland 26-32 13-16 13-16 W2

Recap

Athletics 7, Rangers 1: Coco Crisp homered and drove in four runs and Brandon McCarthy stymied his former team as host Oakland handed Texas starter Yu Darvish his worst loss in the majors.

Crisp shook out of a prolonged slump in style, posting his first four-RBI performance since last Aug. 24 as Oakland took three of four in its series with the division-rival Rangers. Brandon Moss also went deep while Seth Smith added a pair of hits and an RBI.

McCarthy (5-3) took care of the rest, limiting the Rangers to three hits over seven sensational innings to win his fifth straight decision. The veteran righty struck out three and didn't walk a batter.

Darvish (7-4) struggled from the outset, charged with a career-high six runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings. The Japanese rookie walked six and struck out four.

After Smith's first-inning RBI single opened the scoring, Crisp extended the lead in the third with a solo blast to right field, his first of the season.

Adrian Beltre trimmed the deficit in the top of the fourth inning with a run-scoring single, but the Athletics countered with four runs in the bottom of the frame highlighted by Crisp's bases-clearing triple to right-center field.

Moss rounded out the scoring with a solo shot off Tanner Scheppers in the seventh, his first major-league homer since Sept. 2, 2009 when he was with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Scheppers, making his major-league debut, struck out two in 1 2/3 innings of relief. ... Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes left the game after suffering a strained hamstring running to third base on Smith's first-inning single. The 26-year-old Cuban, who returned June 1 after missing most of May with a muscle strain in his left hand, is considered day-to-day. ... Crisp came into the game hitting just .106 (5-for-47) in 14 games since being activated from the disabled list. ... Darvish is just 1-3 with a 6.97 ERA over his last four starts, raising his season ERA to 3.84. ... Rangers OF Josh Hamilton went 1-for-4 and has just five hits in 29 at-bats so far in June.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Oakland
Yu Darvish Player Brandon McCarthy
Loss W/L Win
5.1 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 3
10.12 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Texas   Oakland
Mitch Moreland Player Coco Crisp
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 4
0 HR 1
2 TB 7
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 4 0 5 .133 5 6 1 1 0 0
Oakland 7 2 16 .233 14 6 7 6 3 0

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Athletics have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Rangers have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .708 after a loss.