Vicente Padilla struck out four and issued three free passes Sunday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Nelson Cruz drove in the Rangers' only runs for the second consecutive afternoon, but his four-RBI effort was not enough as the A's rallied late to douse the Rangers in the finale. Gerald Laird added some fire by becoming the second Rangers designated hitter ejected in the series after arguing in the fourth inning.
BATTING 2B: Cruz, N 2 (6, Eveland, Eveland), Byrd (25, Ziegler). TB: Arias;
Boggs; Cruz, N 5; Young, M; Byrd 3. RBI: Cruz, N 4 (17). 2-out RBI: Cruz,
N 4. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N 2; Blalock 3. Team RISP: 2-for-8. Team
BASERUNNING SB: Young, M (10, 2nd base off Street/Suzuki, K).
Young, M (11, throw). DP: (Young, M-Arias-Blalock).
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