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Rally falls short
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Athletics 6, Rangers 5
Eric Hurley rubs up a new ball after allowing a homer. (Ben Margot/AP)
Right-hander Eric Hurley allowed six runs on four hits in two innings after coming off the disabled list, and the Rangers' rally fell one run short. Hank Blalock cleared the bases with a double in the fifth inning, but Texas couldn't score again.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (54-51)
Lost 1
Oakland 6, Texas 5   OAK
Oakland (53-51)
Won 1
July 27, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0   5 10 2
Oakland
2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   6 8 1
Standings thru 7/27/08  |  Recap: TEX | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Athletics stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B5120001.329
Young, SS4210111.296
Hamilton, CF4000033.302
Bradley, DH3121010.312
Byrd, RF3100102.249
Blalock, 3B4023020.273
Laird, C4030011.316
Davis, C, 1B4000014.290
Murphy, LF4000001.269
Totals3551042913 

BATTING
2B: Bradley (24, Eveland), Blalock (6, Eveland).
TB: Kinsler 2; Young; Bradley 3; Blalock 3; Laird 3.
RBI: Bradley (58), Blalock 3 (15).
2-out RBI: Bradley; Blalock 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; Davis, C; Laird.
GIDP: Young; Davis, C.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Blalock (4, fielding), Young (8, fielding).
PB: Laird (2).
DP: (Young-Kinsler-Davis, C).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Patterson, LF3100211.220
Suzuki, C4133000.294
Sweeney, R, RF4110004.308
Cust, DH3112114.224
Gonzalez, C, CF4010001.275
Ellis, 2B4000001.229
Crosby, SS3100102.249
Bankston, 1B4000024.222
Hannahan, 3B4121010.238
Totals336864517 

BATTING
2B: Hannahan (22, Hurley, E).
HR: Cust (19, 1st inning off Hurley, E, 1 on, 2 out), Suzuki (5, 2nd inning off Hurley, E, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Suzuki 6; Sweeney, R; Cust 4; Gonzalez, C; Hannahan 3.
RBI: Cust 2 (49), Hannahan (36), Suzuki 3 (31).
2-out RBI: Cust 2; Hannahan; Suzuki 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bankston 2; Cust 2.
GIDP: Ellis.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Crosby (12, fielding).
DP: 3 (Crosby-Ellis-Bankston, Hannahan-Bankston, Ziegler-Crosby-Bankston).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hurley, E (L, 1-2)2.04662125.47
Nippert 4.04002308.56
Wright 1.20000004.45
Wilson 0.10000105.02
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Eveland 4.28552503.88
Blevins (W, 1-1)1.10000100.79
Ziegler (H, 8)2.02000300.00
Street (S, 18)1.00000004.00

WP: Eveland.
HBP: Bradley (by Eveland).
Pitches-strikes: Hurley, E 50-27, Nippert 88-52, Wright 21-13, Wilson 6-4, Eveland 78-50, Blevins 19-11, Ziegler 27-17, Street 8-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hurley, E 2-3, Nippert 3-6, Wright 3-2, Wilson 0-0, Eveland 5-4, Blevins 1-1, Ziegler 3-0, Street 0-3.
Batters faced: Hurley, E 12, Nippert 19, Wright 5, Wilson 1, Eveland 24, Blevins 4, Ziegler 7, Street 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Blevins 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Angel Campos. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 61 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:43.
Att: 21,135.
July 27, 2008

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