Emil Brown is congratulated after his first-inning homer on Sunday. (Tim Sharp/AP)
By Todd Wills / Special to MLB.com
Emil Brown and Daric Barton each homered to help the A's overcome Rich Harden's truncated outing on Sunday afternoon as Oakland beat Texas at Rangers Ballpark on Mother's Day. Frank Thomas had two RBIs and Jack Cust and Ryan Sweeney each plated a run.
1-Ran for Cust in the 8th. 2-Ran for Ellis in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Cust (5, Ponson), Ellis 2 (8, Ponson, Guardado), Crosby (12, German). HR: Brown, E (4, 1st inning off Ponson, 2 on, 1 out), Barton (2, 9th inning off Guardado, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Sweeney, M 2; Barton 4; Cust 2; Thomas; Brown, E 5; Crosby 2; Ellis 5; Hannahan 2. RBI: Thomas 2 (21), Brown, E 4 (33), Cust (12), Sweeney, R (16), Barton 2 (15). 2-out RBI: Brown, E; Barton 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hannahan; Thomas 3; Brown, E; Crosby. SF: Thomas; Sweeney, R. GIDP: Suzuki 2. Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING SB: Brown, E (2, 2nd base off Wright/Saltalamacchia), Ellis (5, 2nd base off German/Saltalamacchia), Hannahan (1, 2nd base off Guardado/Saltalamacchia), Murphy (2, 3rd base off Guardado/Saltalamacchia), Crosby (1, home off German/Saltalamacchia).
FIELDING E: Ellis (2, missed catch). Outfield assists: Brown, E (Saltalamacchia at 2nd base).