Sidney Ponson threw 103 pitches in his outing on Sunday afternoon. (Tim Sharp/AP)
By Drew Davison / Special to MLB.com
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.
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).