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Blevins earns win
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Athletics 6, Rangers 5
Jack Cust (right) rounds the bases after his two-run shot in the first. (Ben Margot/AP)
Jack Cust hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and Kurt Suzuki added a three-run shot in the second and the early runs held up. Jerry Blevins earned his first Major League win in relief of Dana Eveland, who couldn't get out of the fifth inning.
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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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