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Rangers 3, Athletics 2
Dan Giese gave up three runs over 5 2/3 innings on Wednesday night. (Ben Margot/AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (15-12)
Won 5
Texas 3, Oakland 2   OAK
Oakland (9-16)
Lost 4
May 6, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   3 9 0
Oakland
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   2 6 0
Standings thru 5/6/09  |  Recap: TEX | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Athletics stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .328
Andrus, SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .276
Young, M, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333
Blalock, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .255
Byrd, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .319
Cruz, N, RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .307
Murphy, Dv, LF 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 .167
Davis, C, 1B 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 .198
Saltalamacchia, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .264
Totals 33 3 9 3 0 5 10  

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).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Young, M-Kinsler-Davis, C, Holland, D-Andrus-Davis, C).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sweeney, R, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Cabrera, O, SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .240
Giambi, 1B 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 .205
Holliday, LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .228
Cust, DH 4 0 3 0 0 0 2 .299
  1-Davis, R, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Suzuki, K, C 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .312
Buck, RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .200
Crosby, 2B-3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .220
Hannahan, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091
  a-Petit, G, PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
Totals 30 2 6 2 3 5 10  

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.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Giambi, Cabrera, O-Crosby-Giambi).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Feldman (W, 2-0) 6.0 4 2 2 2 3 0 5.79
Holland, D (H, 2) 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.16
Francisco, F (S, 9) 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Giese (L, 0-3) 5.2 8 3 3 0 3 1 3.93
Wuertz 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.80
Springer 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.77
Bailey, A 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.45

Pitches-strikes: Feldman 89-51, Holland, D 16-13, Francisco, F 23-17, Giese 93-64, Wuertz 12-10, Springer 15-10, Bailey, A 14-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Feldman 8-4, Holland, D 3-2, Francisco, F 0-1, Giese 7-4, Wuertz 0-2, Springer 0-2, Bailey, A 0-1.
Batters faced: Feldman 22, Holland, D 6, Francisco, F 5, Giese 23, Wuertz 4, Springer 4, Bailey, A 3.
Umpires: HP: Charlie Reliford. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Dan Iassogna.
Weather: 61 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, L to R.
T: 2:25.
Att: 15,342.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
May 6, 2009
May 6, 2009

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