Oakland 9, Texas 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 89°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Wolf, First Base - Paul Emmel, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Wally Bell,
Attendance - 46689

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 16 1
Texas 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 88-67 44-31 44-36 W2
Texas 91-64 48-29 43-35 L2

Recap


Athletics 9, Rangers 3:
Derek Norris drove in three runs and Stephen Drew had four hits and two RBIs as visiting Oakland pulled within three games of Texas in the American League West.

Norris’ RBI triple with two outs in the first finished the night for Rangers starter Martin Perez (1-3) and capped a five-run inning for the Athletics, who remained two games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels for the AL’s second wild card. The Angels pulled out a 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners.

Jarrod Parker (12-8) struck out eight in six innings for his fifth win in six decisions. Parker allowed three runs and five hits.

Elvis Andrus had two RBIs for Texas, including a second-inning sacrifice fly that cut Oakland’s lead to 5-3. Drew delivered a two-run single in the top of the third, while Norris added a run-scoring base hit in the fourth and a sacrifice fly in the ninth.

Oakland had 16 hits, but Chris Carter’s second-inning strikeout was the Athletics’ 1,325th of the season to eclipse the American League record set by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2007. The Athletics fanned 11 times to end the contest with 1,333 strikeouts.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Oakland OF Josh Reddick had hits in each of his last two at-bats to follow a 30 at-bat drought. … Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler scored for the 100th time this season, marking the fourth time in five years he’s reached the century mark. … Athletics OF Coco Crisp (eye) was held out of the starting lineup for the 10th time in 11 games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Texas
Jarrod Parker Player Martin Perez
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 0.2
8 Strikeouts 1
5 Hits 6
4.50 ERA 67.50
Hitting
Oakland   Texas
Stephen Drew Player Michael Young
4 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
5 TB 3
.800 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 16 0 23 .390 26 11 8 3 0 1
Texas 5 0 7 .161 13 12 3 6 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Rangers have a W/L % of .511 after a win and .698 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Athletics have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .515 after a loss.