Texas 7, Oakland 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 30, 2012 7:15 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 96°
Umpires - Home Plate - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - Manny Gonzalez, Second Base - Greg Gibson, Third Base - Gerry Davis,
Attendance - 46711

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 3
Texas 0 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 7 10 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 37-42 19-19 18-23 L3
Texas 50-29 27-14 23-15 W5

Recap


Rangers 7, Athletics 2: Josh Hamilton homered and drove in four runs and Adrian Beltre also went deep as host Texas seized its fifth straight victory.

Ian Kinsler added a two-run single for the Rangers, who secured their major-league leading 50th win and pulled 6 1/2 games ahead of second-place Los Angeles in the American League West. The Angels dropped an 11-2 decision to Toronto earlier Saturday.

Making his first major league start and second appearance, Martin Perez (1-0) allowed two runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings to secure his first win.

After Kinsler's two-run single gave Texas a 3-2 lead, Hamilton followed two batters later and deposited an offering from rookie Tommy Milone (8-6) over the wall in left-center for his 25th homer - and third in six games.

Milone suffered his second setback of the season versus Texas after yielding six runs on as many hits in five innings.

Chris Carter belted a homer and also came around to score on Brandon Inge's RBI single for the Athletics.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Perez was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday. ... Milone yielded four runs over seven innings in a 4-1 loss to the Rangers on May 16. ... Inge has collected 34 RBIs in 40 games with Oakland.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Texas
Tom Milone Player Martin Perez
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 5.1
6 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 6
1.80 ERA 3.38
Hitting
Oakland   Texas
Chris Carter Player Adrian Beltre
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
1 HR 1
6 TB 5
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 6 1 12 .176 13 8 2 2 0 3
Texas 10 2 18 .286 16 8 7 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Rangers have a W/L % of .560 after a win and .759 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Athletics have a W/L % of .486 after a win and .452 after a loss.