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Rallying Rangers
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Rangers 5, Athletics 4
Closer Frank Francisco celebrates his six-pitch, ninth-inning save. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Jarrod Saltalamacchia's bases-loaded bloop single capped off a three-run sixth inning, and Nelson Cruz's eighth-inning single scored Hank Blalock to put the Rangers ahead permanently. Starter Kevin Millwood allowed four runs (two earned) on 10 hits in eight innings for the victory.
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Series at a glance:
  • Tue. 04/28: TEX 5, OAK 4
  • Wed. 04/29: PPD
  • Thu. 04/30: OAK 4, TEX 2
OAK
Oakland (7-11)
Lost 1
Texas 5, Oakland 4   TEX
Texas (10-10)
Won 2
April 28, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0   4 10 2
Texas
1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 X   5 5 2
Standings thru 4/28/09  |  Recap: OAK | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Rangers stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sweeney, R, CF 4 3 2 1 1 0 0 .256
Cabrera, O, SS 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 .239
Giambi, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .215
Holliday, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .243
Cust, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .270
Garciaparra, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
  Crosby, 3B-2B 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .179
Suzuki, K, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .328
Buck, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .219
Ellis, M, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206
  Hannahan, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .167
Totals 36 4 10 2 2 5 19  

BATTING
HR: Sweeney, R (1, 7th inning off Millwood, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Sweeney, R 5; Giambi; Suzuki, K; Crosby 2; Holliday; Cabrera, O 3.
RBI: Giambi (8), Sweeney, R (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cust 3; Hannahan.
GIDP: Holliday, Hannahan.
Team RISP: 1-for-11.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cabrera, O (1, 2nd base off Millwood/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
E: Cabrera, O (2, fielding), Giambi (2, fielding).
Outfield assists: Holliday (Cruz, N at 2nd base).
DP: (Cabrera, O-Crosby-Giambi).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .326
Byrd, CF 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 .328
Young, M, 3B 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 .289
Jones, An, LF-1B 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 .345
Blalock, DH 4 1 2 1 0 0 3 .271
Cruz, N, RF 3 0 1 2 1 0 3 .278
Davis, C, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .194
  Murphy, Dv, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .097
Saltalamacchia, C 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 .281
Andrus, SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .264
Totals 29 5 5 5 5 7 12  

BATTING
TB: Saltalamacchia; Cruz, N; Young, M; Blalock 2.
RBI: Blalock (13), Cruz, N 2 (17), Saltalamacchia 2 (8).
2-out RBI: Blalock; Saltalamacchia 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N; Andrus.
GIDP: Cruz, N.
Team RISP: 3-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Kinsler (1, fielding), Cruz, N (3, fielding).
DP: 2 (Andrus-Kinsler-Davis, C, Millwood-Andrus-Davis, C).

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Anderson, B 5.0 3 3 1 3 5 0 5.01
Bailey, A (BS, 1) 1.0 1 1 1 2 1 0 1.32
Casilla, S 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.59
Wuertz (L, 1-1) 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1.54
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Millwood (W, 2-2) 8.0 10 4 2 2 5 1 2.13
Francisco, F (S, 6) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

Anderson, B pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

WP: Bailey, A, Millwood.
Pitches-strikes: Anderson, B 83-50, Bailey, A 25-10, Casilla, S 8-7, Wuertz 11-7, Millwood 121-78, Francisco, F 6-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Anderson, B 6-1, Bailey, A 0-0, Casilla, S 1-2, Wuertz 1-1, Millwood 9-6, Francisco, F 1-1.
Batters faced: Anderson, B 21, Bailey, A 6, Casilla, S 3, Wuertz 4, Millwood 35, Francisco, F 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Bailey, A 1-1.
Ejections: Texas Rangers first baseman Chris Davis ejected by HP umpire Eric Cooper (6th)
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Angel Campos. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 71 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 19 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:31.
Att: 12,627.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
April 28, 2009
April 28, 2009

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