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Defense abandons A's
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Rangers 4, Athletics 3
Two of the four runs righty Joe Blanton allowed Friday were unearned. (Tony Avelar/AP)
Righty Joe Blanton worked deep into yet another contest, but four miscues by the A's defense led to two unearned runs in the opening loss. Jack Cust homered for the second straight night, and Bobby Crosby had two hits, including a two-run double.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (12-18)
Won 3
Texas 4, Oakland 3   OAK
Oakland (18-13)
Lost 1
May 2, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0   4 7 1
Oakland
0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0   3 7 4
Standings thru 5/2/08  |  Recap: TEX | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Athletics stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4101001.288
Young, SS3001000.299
Hamilton, CF4000000.311
Bradley, DH4130010.333
Murphy, RF3010101.279
Boggs, LF3011022.500
Broussard, 1B4000004.159
Laird, C4110012.267
Vazquez, 3B3110000.270
Totals324731410 

BATTING
2B: Bradley (8, Blanton), Laird (3, Blanton).
TB: Bradley 4; Murphy; Boggs; Laird 2; Vazquez.
RBI: Young (12), Boggs (2), Kinsler (14).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy; Broussard; Laird.
SF: Young; Boggs.
GIDP: Broussard.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Kinsler (6, fielding).
Outfield assists: Hamilton (Barton at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Hamilton-Kinsler-Broussard, Kinsler-Young-Broussard).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Barton, 1B5010021.268
Hannahan, 3B3010010.217
  a-Ellis, PH-2B2000001.248
Cust, LF4111012.224
Thomas, DH3010110.200
Brown, E, RF4110012.291
Bowen, C3100011.200
  b-Sweeney, M, PH1000001.300
  Suzuki, C0000000.288
Crosby, SS3022100.267
Sweeney, R, CF1000312.264
Murphy, 2B-3B4000006.219
Totals333735816 

a-Popped out for Hannahan in the 7th. b-Popped out for Bowen in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Crosby 2 (10, Padilla, Padilla).
HR: Cust (3, 4th inning off Padilla, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Barton; Hannahan; Cust 4; Thomas; Brown, E; Crosby 4.
RBI: Cust (9), Crosby 2 (19).
2-out RBI: Crosby 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy 3; Sweeney, R.
GIDP: Cust.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Brown, E (3, fielding), Bowen (1, fielding), Barton (5, throw), Blanton (1, throw).
DP: (Murphy-Crosby-Barton).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (W, 4-2)5.25314613.50
Wright (H, 5)0.10000004.32
Guardado (H, 1)1.01000004.50
Benoit (H, 3)1.01001207.15
Wilson (S, 7)1.00000002.77
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Blanton (L, 2-5)7.07421103.88
Embree 1.00000103.46
Street 1.00000204.05

WP: Padilla.
Pitches-strikes: Padilla 108-58, Wright 3-1, Guardado 10-7, Benoit 24-12, Wilson 15-7, Blanton 101-60, Embree 9-6, Street 12-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Padilla 5-6, Wright 1-0, Guardado 0-2, Benoit 0-1, Wilson 0-3, Blanton 10-10, Embree 1-1, Street 0-1.
Batters faced: Padilla 26, Wright 1, Guardado 3, Benoit 5, Wilson 3, Blanton 29, Embree 3, Street 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Wright 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Adrian Johnson.
Weather: 55 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:41.
Att: 15,408.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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