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Ponson struggles
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Athletics 12, Rangers 6
Sidney Ponson threw 103 pitches in his outing on Sunday afternoon. (Tim Sharp/AP)
Starter Sidney Ponson was not on his game on Sunday afternoon, issuing five walks and notching only one strikeout as Texas saw its five-game win streak end at the hands of the A's. Second baseman Ian Kinsler continued his hot Mother's Day hitting, going 3-for-5.
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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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