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Homers propel A's
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Athletics 12, Rangers 6
Emil Brown is congratulated after his first-inning homer on Sunday. (Tim Sharp/AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (23-16)
Won 1
Oakland 12, Texas 6   TEX
Texas (18-21)
Lost 1
May 11, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
4 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 3   12 13 1
Texas
1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0   6 11 2
Standings thru 5/11/08  |  Recap: OAK | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Rangers stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, C5000105.255
Sweeney, M, 1B4120002.322
  Barton, 1B1112000.237
Cust, LF2111300.263
  1-Davis, PR-CF1100000.190
Thomas, DH4112006.216
Brown, E, RF-LF5124002.283
Crosby, SS5110011.252
Ellis, 2B5130010.242
  2-Murphy, PR-2B0100000.205
Hannahan, 3B3220201.244
Sweeney, R, CF-RF2101201.262
Totals371213108218 


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).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B5231010.306
Young, SS5011013.293
Hamilton, RF5121011.303
Bradley, DH4011111.311
Murphy, CF5110043.257
Boggs, LF4100120.326
Catalanotto, 1B3010110.260
Saltalamacchia, C2112210.207
Vazquez, 3B3010000.310
  a-Duran, PH-3B1000002.190
Totals37611651210 

a-Grounded out for Vazquez in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Hamilton (13, Harden), Bradley (11, Harden), Kinsler (10, Harden).
3B: Hamilton (2, Harden).
TB: Kinsler 4; Young; Hamilton 5; Bradley 2; Murphy; Catalanotto; Saltalamacchia; Vazquez.
RBI: Bradley (20), Kinsler (18), Saltalamacchia 2 (3), Hamilton (39), Young (17).
2-out RBI: Bradley; Kinsler; Saltalamacchia 2; Hamilton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy 2; Young 2; Duran.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler (9, 2nd base off Casilla/Suzuki).

FIELDING
E: Vazquez (3, fielding), Saltalamacchia (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Vazquez-Kinsler-Catalanotto, Young-Kinsler-Catalanotto).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harden 3.28554503.68
Devine 1.21100200.60
Casilla (BS, 1)(W, 2-0)1.12000100.47
Embree (H, 8)1.10001202.60
Street 1.00000203.86
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ponson 5.17665113.16
German (L, 1-1)0.23220001.62
Wright 2.01111103.57
Guardado 1.02332016.14

German pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

WP: Harden, Ponson.
HBP: Sweeney, M (by Ponson).
Pitches-strikes: Harden 90-59, Devine 29-19, Casilla 23-15, Embree 22-12, Street 9-7, Ponson 103-59, German 25-14, Wright 24-12, Guardado 29-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Harden 0-5, Devine 3-0, Casilla 0-3, Embree 1-1, Street 1-0, Ponson 4-11, German 0-2, Wright 4-1, Guardado 3-0.
Batters faced: Harden 22, Devine 6, Casilla 6, Embree 5, Street 3, Ponson 30, German 5, Wright 7, Guardado 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Devine 2-0, Casilla 1-1, Embree 1-0, German 3-1, Wright 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Mike Everitt. 1B: Tim McClelland. 2B: Mike DiMuro. 3B: Larry Vanover.
Weather: 66 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:26.
Att: 23,959.

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