Oakland 3, Texas 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 90°
Umpires - Home Plate - Wally Bell, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Paul Emmel, Third Base - Ron Kulpa,
Attendance - 43874

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 1 3 7 1
Texas 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 87-67 44-31 43-36 W1
Texas 91-63 48-28 43-35 L1

Recap

Athletics 3, Rangers 2: George Kottaras hit a second-deck homer to lead off the 10th to pull visiting Oakland within four games of first-place Texas in the American League West.

Kottaras’ homer to right field off Mark Lowe (0-2) put the Athletics within a half-game of wild card leader Baltimore and kept them two games in front of the Los Angeles Angels for the second wild card. Evan Scribner (1-0) pitched a flawless ninth for his first-major league victory and Grant Balfour worked the 10th for his 21st save.

Texas pitcher Yu Darvish was scratched from the start due to neck stiffness. Scott Feldman started in his place and allowed two runs and four hits in four innings. Oakland starter Tommy Milone allowed two unearned runs and six hits in six innings.

The Rangers scored twice in the first thanks to a fielding error by Oakland right fielder Brandon Moss. Josh Hamilton delivered a single to load the bases but the charging Moss let the ball get through him, allowing both Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus to score.

Daric Barton doubled off the right-field wall in the second to get the Athletics on the board and Chris Carter lined a homer to left in the fourth to tie the contest.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Slumping Oakland OF Josh Reddick was retired as a pinch hitter to end the eighth and is now 0-for-28 over his last seven games. … Hamilton is 3-for-7 in the first two games of the series after returning from a five-game absence due to sinus and vision troubles. … Moss made a spectacular back-to-the-plate grab of a bases-loaded, two-out drive by Andrus in the seventh to keep the score tied at 2-2.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Texas
Tom Milone Player Scott Feldman
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 4.0
3 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 4
0.00 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Oakland   Texas
George Kottaras Player Josh Hamilton
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 7 2 15 .194 16 15 3 4 1 1
Texas 7 0 8 .200 11 7 0 3 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Rangers have a W/L % of .511 after a win and .710 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Athletics have a W/L % of .605 after a win and .515 after a loss.