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Athletics 4, Rangers 3
Ron Washington argues a call with plate umpire Bill Hohn to no avail. (LM Otero/AP)
Hank Blalock homered in the ninth to send it to extra innings, but Luis Mendoza allowed a run in the 11th to take the loss. Kevin Millwood allowed three runs (two earned) in seven innings and was taken off the hook when Blalock homered late.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (75-81)
Won 4
Oakland 4, Texas 3   TEX
Texas (75-82)
Lost 5
September 22, 2008
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Oakland
0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   4 11 1
Texas
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   3 11 1
Standings thru 9/22/08  |  Recap: OAK | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Rangers stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Buck, RF-LF 5 0 1 1 1 0 3 .182
Cunningham, A, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .271
  Gonzalez, C, CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 5 .247
Sweeney, R, CF-RF 5 1 2 0 0 3 0 .293
Cust, DH 4 1 1 1 1 2 1 .230
Suzuki, K, C 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 .279
Crosby, SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 .243
Pennington, 2B 4 1 2 1 1 0 1 .263
Barton, 1B 4 0 1 0 1 2 2 .215
Baisley, 3B 4 0 2 0 1 0 3 .280
Totals 42 4 11 3 5 10 20  

BATTING
2B: Crosby (39, Millwood), Cust (19, Millwood), Pennington (4, Mendoza).
TB: Sweeney, R 2; Barton; Buck; Baisley 2; Cust 2; Crosby 3; Pennington 3.
RBI: Pennington (6), Cust (73), Buck (17).
2-out RBI: Cust.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Baisley; Suzuki, K; Buck; Gonzalez, C 2.
GIDP: Gonzalez, C.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pennington 2 (4, 2nd base off Millwood/Teagarden, 2nd base off Francisco, F/Teagarden).

FIELDING
E: Cunningham, A (2, fielding).
Outfield assists: Cunningham, A (Davis, C at home).
DP: 2 (Crosby-Pennington-Barton, Pennington-Crosby-Barton).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Duran, G, 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 .226
  b-Vazquez, R, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292
  c-Laird, PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .281
Young, M, SS 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 .278
Hamilton, CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .303
Bradley, DH 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 .318
Byrd, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .295
  Boggs, LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .228
Blalock, 1B 5 2 3 1 0 1 1 .282
Cruz, N, RF 5 0 1 0 0 2 3 .309
Davis, C, 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .275
Teagarden, C 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .349
  a-Catalanotto, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .275
  Arias, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .271
Totals 41 3 11 3 3 8 20  

a-Tripled for Teagarden in the 9th. b-Batted for Duran, G in the 9th. c-Lined out for Vazquez, R in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Duran, G (6, Smith, G).
3B: Catalanotto (1, Ziegler).
HR: Blalock (9, 9th inning off Ziegler, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Davis, C; Bradley 2; Catalanotto 3; Blalock 6; Duran, G 3; Cruz, N; Young, M.
RBI: Bradley (75), Duran, G (15), Blalock (30).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton 2; Laird.
SF: Bradley.
GIDP: Duran, G, Davis, C.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Hamilton (6, fielding).
DP: 2 (Blalock, Mendoza-Young, M-Blalock).

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Smith, G 5.0 6 2 2 2 1 0 4.07
Blevins (H, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.72
Street (H, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.73
Devine (H, 11) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.60
Ziegler (BS, 2) 0.2 3 1 1 0 0 1 0.92
Embree (W, 2-4) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.60
Casilla, S (S, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.22
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Millwood 7.0 8 3 2 1 6 0 5.03
Wright, J 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.23
Francisco, F 1.0 0 0 0 3 1 0 3.23
Madrigal 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.93
Mendoza (L, 3-8) 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 8.66

Pitches-strikes: Smith, G 97-64, Blevins 10-6, Street 18-10, Devine 19-12, Ziegler 15-9, Embree 11-8, Casilla, S 22-16, Millwood 111-75, Wright, J 8-6, Francisco, F 25-10, Madrigal 17-11, Mendoza 23-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Smith, G 5-6, Blevins 1-0, Street 0-1, Devine 0-2, Ziegler 1-0, Embree 2-0, Casilla, S 1-0, Millwood 8-3, Wright, J 2-0, Francisco, F 0-1, Madrigal 0-1, Mendoza 1-0.
Batters faced: Smith, G 22, Blevins 3, Street 3, Devine 4, Ziegler 4, Embree 5, Casilla, S 4, Millwood 29, Wright, J 3, Francisco, F 6, Madrigal 4, Mendoza 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Embree 1-0.
Ejections: Texas Rangers center fielder Marlon Byrd ejected by HP umpire Bill Hohn (9th)
Umpires: HP: Bill Hohn. 1B: Ron Kulpa. 2B: Dan Iassogna. 3B: Casey Moser.
Weather: 85 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:56.
Att: 14,925.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
September 22, 2008
September 22, 2008

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