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Offense comes alive
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Athletics 7, Rangers 1
Josh Outman earned his first big league victory Saturday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Josh Outman hurled five innings of one-run ball in his maiden big league start, and Aaron Cunningham and Bobby Crosby combined for five RBIs in the fifth inning as the A's turned the tide on the Rangers after two consecutive losses. Jack Cust added a two-run blast to the winning meld, and Ryan Sweeney contributed two hits.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (73-76)
Lost 1
Oakland 7, Texas 1   OAK
Oakland (68-80)
Won 1
September 13, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 7 1
Oakland
0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 X   7 8 0
Standings thru 9/13/08  |  Recap: TEX | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Athletics stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Laird, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .288
Young, M, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .278
Hamilton, CF 4 0 2 0 0 2 0 .306
Bradley, DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .325
  a-Teagarden, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .367
  b-Boggs, PH-DH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .230
Byrd, LF 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .295
Blalock, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .266
Cruz, N, RF 3 0 1 1 1 0 3 .306
Davis, C, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .276
Duran, G, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .219
Totals 31 1 7 1 3 6 15  

a-Popped out for Bradley in the 7th. b-Walked for Teagarden in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cruz, N (4, Outman), Laird (23, Outman).
TB: Davis, C; Hamilton 2; Blalock; Cruz, N 2; Laird 2; Byrd.
RBI: Cruz, N (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, C; Cruz, N.
GIDP: Bradley.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Byrd (6, 2nd base off Outman/Bowen).

FIELDING
E: Cruz, N (2, fielding).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Davis, R, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .248
Pennington, 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .241
Sweeney, R, RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .287
Cust, DH 3 2 1 2 1 1 1 .230
Cunningham, A, LF 4 1 2 2 0 1 0 .293
Barton, 1B 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 .214
Crosby, SS 4 0 2 3 0 1 1 .246
Hannahan, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .217
Bowen, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .169
Totals 32 7 8 7 3 4 8  

BATTING
2B: Sweeney, R 2 (16, Feldman, Feldman), Crosby (37, Mendoza).
HR: Cust (29, 4th inning off Feldman, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Sweeney, R 4; Cunningham, A 2; Davis, R; Cust 4; Crosby 3.
RBI: Cust 2 (68), Cunningham, A 2 (7), Crosby 3 (60).
2-out RBI: Cunningham, A 2; Crosby 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cust; Hannahan.
Team RISP: 3-for-6.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Davis, R (28, 2nd base off Feldman/Laird), Cunningham, A (2, 2nd base off Mendoza/Laird).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Sweeney, R (Blalock at home).
DP: 2 (Barton-Crosby, Crosby-Pennington-Barton).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Feldman (L, 5-7) 4.2 7 6 6 2 2 1 5.27
Mendoza 1.1 1 1 1 1 1 0 8.02
Rupe 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.50
Madrigal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Outman (W, 1-0) 5.0 4 1 1 2 3 0 3.86
Street 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.86
Blevins 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.09
Devine 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.68
Ziegler 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.51

IBB: Barton (by Mendoza).
Pitches-strikes: Feldman 84-52, Mendoza 25-14, Rupe 7-5, Madrigal 9-7, Outman 74-46, Street 16-9, Blevins 16-9, Devine 19-12, Ziegler 16-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Feldman 6-5, Mendoza 1-1, Rupe 1-0, Madrigal 1-1, Outman 5-3, Street 1-1, Blevins 1-0, Devine 1-2, Ziegler 1-1.
Batters faced: Feldman 23, Mendoza 6, Rupe 3, Madrigal 3, Outman 18, Street 3, Blevins 4, Devine 4, Ziegler 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Mendoza 2-2.
Ejections: Texas Rangers designated hitter Milton Bradley ejected by 1B umpire Angel Campos (4th)
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Angel Campos. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Mike DiMuro.
Weather: 63 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:28.
Att: 21,102.
Venue: McAfee Coliseum.
September 13, 2008
September 13, 2008

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