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Athletics 9, Rangers 4
Brandon McCarthy notched four strikeouts over his four innings on Thursday. (AP)
Other than a Chris Davis solo shot in the fifth inning, the Rangers struggled against Trevor Cahill and managed to plate three runs in a mostly-meaningless ninth. Brandon McCarthy had troubles of his own, giving up seven runs including a grand slam over four-plus innings.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (15-13)
Lost 1
Oakland 9, Texas 4   OAK
Oakland (10-16)
Won 1
May 7, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3   4 11 1
Oakland
0 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 X   9 12 1
Standings thru 5/7/09  |  Recap: TEX | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Athletics stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .325
  Vizquel, 2B 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .429
Andrus, SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .259
Young, M, 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 4 .336
Blalock, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .245
Byrd, CF 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 .330
  Golson, CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Cruz, N, RF 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 .295
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .174
Davis, C, 1B 4 2 2 1 0 1 1 .211
Saltalamacchia, C 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 .276
Totals 39 4 11 4 0 5 17  

BATTING
2B: Young, M 2 (12, Cahill, Cahill), Byrd 2 (11, Cahill, Cahill), Kinsler (9, Cameron, K), Murphy, Dv (2, Ziegler), Vizquel (2, Ziegler).
HR: Davis, C (7, 5th inning off Cahill, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Davis, C 5; Kinsler 2; Saltalamacchia 2; Young, M 4; Vizquel 2; Byrd 4; Murphy, Dv 2.
RBI: Davis, C (14), Murphy, Dv (6), Saltalamacchia (13), Vizquel (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock 3; Davis, C; Cruz, N; Byrd; Young, M 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-15.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Andrus (7, throw).
DP: (Andrus-Kinsler-Davis, C).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, O, SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .229
Suzuki, K, C 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 .327
Giambi, 1B 3 2 1 0 1 2 1 .209
  Petit, G, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Holliday, LF 2 2 1 3 2 0 0 .233
Cust, DH 4 1 1 4 0 1 2 .297
Sweeney, R, CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .259
Crosby, 2B-1B 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 .259
Buck, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .185
Hannahan, 3B 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 .143
Totals 35 9 12 9 4 7 11  

BATTING
2B: Hannahan (1, McCarthy), Crosby 2 (3, Benson, Benson).
HR: Cust (4, 4th inning off McCarthy, 3 on, 0 out), Holliday (4, 5th inning off Benson, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Sweeney, R 2; Giambi; Suzuki, K 3; Cust 4; Hannahan 2; Holliday 4; Crosby 5.
RBI: Cust 4 (14), Hannahan (2), Holliday 3 (20), Crosby (8).
2-out RBI: Hannahan.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, O; Hannahan 2; Cust.
GIDP: Cabrera, O.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Cabrera, O (3, fielding).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McCarthy (L, 3-1) 4.0 7 7 7 3 4 1 6.10
Benson 3.0 5 2 2 1 3 1 8.36
Guardado 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.53
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cahill (W, 1-2) 7.0 5 1 1 0 4 1 3.82
Cameron, K 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.80
Ziegler 0.1 4 3 2 0 1 0 3.09
Bailey, A 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.40

McCarthy pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.

Pitches-strikes: McCarthy 81-54, Benson 58-38, Guardado 11-8, Cahill 97-62, Cameron, K 25-15, Ziegler 12-10, Bailey, A 7-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: McCarthy 3-2, Benson 2-3, Guardado 0-1, Cahill 10-4, Cameron, K 2-1, Ziegler 1-0, Bailey, A 0-2.
Batters faced: McCarthy 21, Benson 15, Guardado 3, Cahill 26, Cameron, K 5, Ziegler 6, Bailey, A 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Benson 2-2, Bailey, A 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Larry Vanover. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Dan Iassogna. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 65 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:33.
Att: 13,702.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
May 7, 2009
May 7, 2009

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