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One that got away
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Rangers 14, Athletics 6
Jack Hannahan is tagged out in the third, but plated two runs with a single in the inning. (AP)
Staked to an early five-run lead, starter Sean Gallagher was unable to preserve the A's advantage. The right-hander gave up five runs, although just one was earned. Brad Ziegler tied a Major League record in the defeat, running his scoreless-innings streak to start his career to 25.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (53-50)
Won 1
Texas 14, Oakland 6   OAK
Oakland (52-50)
Lost 2
July 25, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 8   14 17 0
Oakland
0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1   6 9 1
Standings thru 7/25/08  |  Recap: TEX | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Athletics stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4121100.326
Young, SS5132011.298
Hamilton, CF5222102.306
Bradley, DH2110400.311
Blalock, 3B6112038.272
Byrd, RF6121003.247
Murphy, LF5223103.275
Davis, C, 1B6332024.294
Saltalamacchia, C4210112.224
Totals431417138723 

BATTING
2B: Hamilton (23, Gallagher), Davis, C (5, Blevins), Young (25, Brown, A), Byrd (11, Brown, A).
HR: Murphy (14, 4th inning off Gallagher, 1 on, 0 out), Hamilton (23, 4th inning off Gallagher, 1 on, 2 out), Davis, C (9, 9th inning off Embree, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 2; Young 4; Hamilton 6; Bradley; Blalock; Byrd 3; Murphy 5; Davis, C 7; Saltalamacchia.
RBI: Murphy 3 (64), Young 2 (56), Hamilton 2 (100), Kinsler (61), Davis, C 2 (18), Blalock 2 (12), Byrd (17).
2-out RBI: Hamilton 2; Kinsler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, C 2; Blalock 2; Byrd 2.
S: Kinsler.
SF: Young.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Murphy (Hannahan at home).
DP: (Kinsler-Young-Davis, C).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sweeney, R, RF4120010.309
  a-Murton, PH1000001.197
Suzuki, C4120010.289
  b-Bowen, PH0000000.196
Cust, DH4100143.223
Brown, E, LF4000115.247
Gonzalez, C, CF3111102.271
Ellis, 2B4000024.232
Crosby, SS3101121.251
Hannahan, 1B3122100.231
Conrad, 3B4022011.143
Totals3469651217 

a-Popped out for Sweeney, R in the 9th. b-Hit by pitch for Suzuki in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Suzuki (18, Padilla), Sweeney, R (10, Padilla), Hannahan (20, Wright).
TB: Sweeney, R 3; Suzuki 3; Gonzalez, C; Hannahan 3; Conrad 2.
RBI: Gonzalez, C (18), Crosby (40), Hannahan 2 (35), Conrad 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Crosby; Hannahan 2; Conrad.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gonzalez, C; Brown, E.
GIDP: Crosby.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Conrad (1, throw).
PB: Suzuki (4).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (W, 12-5)6.07554904.56
Francisco (H, 10)1.00000103.32
Guardado (H, 22)1.00001103.55
Wright 1.02110104.58
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gallagher 5.19515524.03
Blevins (L, 0-1)1.11110200.90
Ziegler 1.11000000.00
Embree 0.13441015.17
Brown, A 0.23442003.09

IBB: Bradley (by Gallagher), Hamilton (by Brown, A).
HBP: Bowen (by Wright).
Pitches-strikes: Padilla 108-67, Francisco 10-6, Guardado 18-11, Wright 22-13, Gallagher 103-59, Blevins 18-12, Ziegler 13-9, Embree 24-15, Brown, A 27-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Padilla 1-7, Francisco 1-1, Guardado 2-0, Wright 1-1, Gallagher 4-7, Blevins 1-1, Ziegler 2-2, Embree 1-0, Brown, A 2-0.
Batters faced: Padilla 28, Francisco 3, Guardado 3, Wright 6, Gallagher 31, Blevins 5, Ziegler 5, Embree 5, Brown, A 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Blevins 3-0, Ziegler 1-1, Brown, A 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Angel Campos.
Weather: 69 degrees, clear.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:09.
Att: 20,141.
July 25, 2008

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