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Ace righty struggles
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Rangers 9, Athletics 4
Rajai Davis steals second as Ian Kinsler can't handle the throw. (Ben Margot/AP)
Righty Justin Duchscherer allowed a career-high eight runs in six-plus innings to suffer the loss, his seventh of the season against 10 wins. Duchscherer allowed two of the three Rangers home runs. Emil Brown hit a solo homer in the fifth.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (54-50)
Won 2
Texas 9, Oakland 4   OAK
Oakland (52-51)
Lost 3
July 26, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 3 0 0 3 0 2 1 0   9 10 1
Oakland
0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1   4 8 0
Standings thru 7/26/08  |  Recap: TEX | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Athletics stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4120101.328
Young, SS5011013.296
Hamilton, CF5113012.305
Bradley, DH2000020.308
  a-Catalanotto, PH-DH1000010.278
  b-Ramirez, M, PH-DH1000012.233
Blalock, 3B3100102.265
Byrd, RF4121000.252
Murphy, LF4100002.272
Davis, C, 1B4222010.303
Saltalamacchia, C3222110.232
Totals3691093812 

a-Struck out for Bradley in the 5th. b-Struck out for Catalanotto in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Davis, C (6, Duchscherer), Saltalamacchia (9, Duchscherer).
HR: Hamilton (24, 5th inning off Duchscherer, 2 on, 2 out), Davis, C (10, 7th inning off Duchscherer, 0 on, 0 out), Byrd (5, 8th inning off DiNardo, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kinsler 2; Young; Hamilton 4; Byrd 5; Davis, C 6; Saltalamacchia 3.
RBI: Davis, C 2 (20), Saltalamacchia 2 (24), Hamilton 3 (103), Young (57), Byrd (18).
2-out RBI: Davis, C; Saltalamacchia 2; Hamilton 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler; Blalock 2.
GIDP: Young.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Young (7, fielding).
DP: 2 (Blalock-Kinsler-Davis, C, Kinsler-Young-Davis, C).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellis, 2B4111000.232
Gonzalez, C, RF4120102.276
Suzuki, C3110102.289
Brown, E, DH5111004.246
Crosby, SS4011013.251
Bankston, 1B2001100.240
Murton, LF4000003.186
Hannahan, 3B4020000.234
Davis, CF3000112.198
Totals334844216 

BATTING
2B: Hannahan (21, Rupe).
HR: Brown, E (9, 5th inning off Harrison, M, 0 on, 0 out), Ellis (10, 9th inning off Madrigal, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ellis 4; Gonzalez, C 2; Suzuki; Brown, E 4; Crosby; Hannahan 3.
RBI: Crosby (41), Bankston (4), Brown, E (50), Ellis (35).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crosby 2; Murton; Suzuki; Davis.
SF: Bankston.
GIDP: Brown, E; Murton.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Davis (17, 2nd base off Harrison, M/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
DP: (DiNardo-Crosby-Ellis-Bankston).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harrison, M (W, 2-1)5.05313117.32
Rupe (H, 1)3.02001104.10
Madrigal 1.01110017.36
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Duchscherer (L, 10-7)6.09882622.37
DiNardo 3.01111217.80

Duchscherer pitched to 4 batters in the 7th.

WP: DiNardo.
HBP: Ellis (by Harrison, M), Suzuki (by Rupe).
Pitches-strikes: Harrison, M 86-49, Rupe 48-27, Madrigal 13-9, Duchscherer 108-67, DiNardo 37-21.
Ground outs-fly outs: Harrison, M 7-7, Rupe 7-1, Madrigal 1-2, Duchscherer 7-5, DiNardo 3-4.
Batters faced: Harrison, M 25, Rupe 11, Madrigal 4, Duchscherer 29, DiNardo 10.
Inherited runners-scored: DiNardo 2-0.
EjectionsTexas Rangers designated hitter Milton Bradley ejected by HP umpire Jerry Meals. (3rd).
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Gary Darling. 2B: Angel Campos. 3B: Bill Miller.
Weather: 74 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:35.
Att: 20,653.
July 26, 2008

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