Texas 3, Oakland 1

Date - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2:05 PM
Location - Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lance Barrett, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Bob Davidson,
Attendance - 42731

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 25-23 13-10 12-13 L1
Texas 30-17 15-7 15-10 W1

Recap


Rangers 3, Athletics 1: David Murphy and Adrian Beltre homered in the first inning and Ross Wolf pitched five solid frames in his first major-league start as host Texas avoided a three-game sweep against Oakland.

Wolf (1-0) had not pitched in the majors since making 11 appearances out of the bullpen for the Athletics in 2010 but allowed one run and scattered three hits to earn his first major-league win. Two relievers bridged the gap to Joe Nathan, who worked a perfect ninth for his 14th save.

Brandon Moss plated the lone run with a sacrifice fly and Jarrod Parker (2-6) was the tough-luck loser after surrendering three runs and six hits in seven innings for Oakland.

Texas got all the runs it would need in the opening frame, when Murphy followed Elvis Andrus’ leadoff single by ripping a 1-0 fastball out to right for his sixth homer. Beltre came up later in the frame and sent his 10th onto the batter’s eye in center field.

Wolf retired the first nine batters he faced before Coco Crisp singled to lead off the fourth. Yoenis Cespedes added a one-out double in that frame to set up the A’s best chance, but all they could manage was Moss’ sacrifice fly.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wolf was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to replace Nick Tepesch, who was scratched due to a blister. … Rangers LHP Robbie Ross struck out a pair in a scoreless eighth to lower his ERA to 0.42 in 20 appearances. … Oakland SS Jed Lowrie (bruised right foot) was held out of the game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Texas
Jarrod Parker Player Ross Wolf
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 5.0
5 Strikeouts 3
6 Hits 3
3.86 ERA 1.80
Hitting
Oakland   Texas
Derek Norris Player Adrian Beltre
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
4 TB 4
.500 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 4 0 7 .129 18 9 1 2 0 0
Texas 6 2 12 .214 5 5 3 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Rangers have a W/L % of .567 after a win and .765 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Athletics have a W/L % of .615 after a win and .409 after a loss.