Dan Giese gave up three runs over 5 2/3 innings on Wednesday night. (Ben Margot/AP)
By Mychael Urban / MLB.com
Dan Giese kept the Athletics in it, throwing 5 2/3 solid innings in a spot start, but the A's only offense came via a two-run double from Kurt Suzuki, as a rally was nowhere to be found with Oakland dropping its fourth game in a row to Texas in the opener.
BATTING 2B: Cruz, N (5, Giese). HR: Andrus (2, 1st inning off Giese, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Davis, C; Kinsler 2; Andrus 5; Cruz, N 3; Young, M; Byrd. RBI: Andrus (5), Murphy, Dv (5), Davis, C (13). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, C; Blalock. SF: Murphy, Dv. GIDP: Young, M. Team RISP: 1-for-5. Team LOB: 4.
BASERUNNING SB: Cruz, N (4, 2nd base off Giese/Suzuki, K).
a-Flied out for Hannahan in the 8th. 1-Ran for Cust in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Suzuki, K (9, Feldman). TB: Suzuki, K 2; Buck; Cust 3; Holliday. RBI: Suzuki, K 2 (13). 2-out RBI: Suzuki, K 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buck; Suzuki, K. GIDP: Holliday, Suzuki, K. Team RISP: 1-for-4. Team LOB: 4.