To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Murray, Murphy star
Photos
Rangers 6, Athletics 3
A.J. Murray struck out two and walked two on Saturday night. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
A.J. Murray, called up on Friday, pitched well, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits in 5 1/3 innings to pick up the win. He got instant offense in the first inning when David Murphy hit a three-run homer. Michael Young had an RBI double, and Josh Hamilton added an RBI single.
Complete story >  
Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (13-18)
Won 4
Texas 6, Oakland 3   OAK
Oakland (18-14)
Lost 2
May 3, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1   6 9 1
Oakland
0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0   3 6 0
Standings thru 5/3/08  |  Recap: TEX | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Athletics stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Vazquez, 3B3110000.275
Young, SS4111001.298
Hamilton, CF4011011.310
Bradley, DH3110101.333
Murphy, RF4113001.278
Boggs, LF4010010.438
Saltalamacchia, C3010110.308
Shelton, 1B4111013.091
Duran, 2B4110020.217
Totals33696267 

BATTING
2B: Young (9, Gaudin).
HR: Murphy (3, 1st inning off Gaudin, 2 on, 2 out), Shelton (1, 9th inning off Brown, A, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Vazquez; Young 2; Hamilton; Bradley; Murphy 4; Boggs; Saltalamacchia; Shelton 4; Duran.
RBI: Murphy 3 (18), Young (13), Hamilton (33), Shelton (1).
2-out RBI: Murphy 3; Shelton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Shelton.
S: Vazquez.
GIDP: Shelton.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Bradley (2, 2nd base by Gaudin/Suzuki).
PO: Bradley (1st base by Gaudin).

FIELDING
E: Boggs (1, fielding).
DP: (Saltalamacchia-Duran).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, C4110111.287
Ellis, 2B3100103.242
Sweeney, M, 1B4022003.311
Thomas, DH4000004.191
Brown, E, RF4100000.281
Cust, LF3010111.228
Crosby, SS4011012.266
Murphy, 3B2000011.206
  a-Hannahan, PH-3B2000021.211
Davis, CF2010100.194
  b-Barton, PH1000000.265
Totals333634616 

a-Struck out for Murphy in the 6th. b-Popped out for Davis in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Davis (1, Murray), Sweeney, M (5, Murray).
TB: Suzuki; Sweeney, M 3; Cust; Crosby; Davis 2.
RBI: Sweeney, M 2 (10), Crosby (20).
2-out RBI: Sweeney, M 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thomas 3.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Crosby (1, 2nd base by Francisco/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
DP: (Crosby-Ellis-Sweeney, M).
Pickoffs: Gaudin (Bradley at 1st base).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Murray (W, 1-0)5.16322203.38
Francisco (H, 1)1.20001205.06
Wright (H, 6)1.00001104.08
Benoit (S, 1)1.00000106.57
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gaudin (L, 3-2)6.08552313.75
Devine 1.00000100.82
Casilla 1.00000000.00
Brown, A 1.01110210.53

Balk: Gaudin.
Pitches-strikes: Murray 88-56, Francisco 20-10, Wright 18-10, Benoit 13-9, Gaudin 96-59, Devine 6-5, Casilla 8-5, Brown, A 18-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Murray 8-6, Francisco 1-1, Wright 2-0, Benoit 1-1, Gaudin 6-8, Devine 0-2, Casilla 1-2, Brown, A 0-1.
Batters faced: Murray 25, Francisco 5, Wright 4, Benoit 3, Gaudin 26, Devine 3, Casilla 3, Brown, A 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Francisco 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Adrian Johnson. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 59 degrees, clear.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:32.
Att: 20,524.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
Below is an advertisement.