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Historic Harrison
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Rangers 7, Athletics 0
Matt Harrison hurled the first shutout of his career Friday. (Tony Avelar/AP)
Matt Harrison tossed his first complete game en route to setting a Rangers rookie record for southpaws with his eighth win of the season as Texas doused Oakland for the second consecutive night. Hank Blalock drilled a homer and collected two RBIs, and Chris Davis added two hits and a pair of RBIs to the winning mix.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (73-75)
Won 2
Texas 7, Oakland 0   OAK
Oakland (67-80)
Lost 2
September 12, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 1 1 3 0 1 1 0 0   7 10 0
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 0
Standings thru 9/12/08  |  Recap: TEX | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Athletics stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Arias, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .250
  Duran, G, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225
Young, M, SS 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 .280
Hamilton, CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 .305
Byrd, LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .295
Cruz, N, RF 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 .305
Blalock, 1B 3 1 1 2 0 0 3 .265
Laird, C 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .288
Davis, C, 3B 4 0 2 2 0 1 0 .275
Teagarden, DH 3 1 1 1 0 1 2 .379
  a-Bradley, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .326
Totals 34 7 10 7 2 4 9  

a-Grounded out for Teagarden in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Hamilton (33, Smith, G), Davis, C (20, Smith, G), Laird (22, Smith, G).
3B: Davis, C (2, Smith, G).
HR: Blalock (7, 2nd inning off Smith, G, 0 on, 2 out), Teagarden (5, 3rd inning off Smith, G, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Davis, C 5; Hamilton 2; Arias; Young, M; Teagarden 4; Laird 2; Blalock 4; Byrd 2.
RBI: Blalock 2 (23), Teagarden (12), Laird (41), Davis, C 2 (47), Cruz, N (12).
2-out RBI: Blalock; Davis, C 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teagarden 2.
SF: Blalock; Laird.
GIDP: Blalock.
Team RISP: 4-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Davis, C-Arias-Blalock, Young, M-Arias-Blalock).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Davis, R, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .248
Cunningham, A, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .270
Brown, E, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .245
Cust, DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .229
Suzuki, K, C 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .289
Crosby, SS 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 .244
Hannahan, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .219
Baisley, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Pennington, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .255
Totals 30 0 5 0 4 5 13  

BATTING
2B: Cust (17, Harrison, M), Cunningham, A (2, Harrison, M).
TB: Cunningham, A 2; Cust 2; Suzuki, K 2; Pennington.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Baisley; Brown, E; Hannahan 2.
GIDP: Crosby, Hannahan.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Crosby-Baisley).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harrison, M (W, 8-3) 9.0 5 0 0 4 5 0 5.06
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Smith, G (L, 7-15) 5.2 7 6 6 2 2 2 4.23
Gray, J 0.2 3 1 1 0 0 0 6.75
Embree 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.72
Gonzalez, Gi 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 8.70

HBP: Cruz, N (by Gray, J).
Pitches-strikes: Harrison, M 118-73, Smith, G 89-53, Gray, J 23-15, Embree 3-2, Gonzalez, Gi 28-18.
Groundouts-flyouts: Harrison, M 9-5, Smith, G 5-9, Gray, J 1-0, Embree 1-0, Gonzalez, Gi 2-1.
Batters faced: Harrison, M 34, Smith, G 26, Gray, J 6, Embree 1, Gonzalez, Gi 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Gray, J 1-0, Embree 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike DiMuro. 1B: Tim McClelland. 2B: Angel Campos. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 58 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Varies.
T: 2:27.
Att: 15,117.
Venue: McAfee Coliseum.
September 12, 2008
September 12, 2008

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