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Texas takes opener
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Rangers 6, Athletics 3
Tommy Hunter made the emergency start in place of the injured Matt Harrison. (AP)
The Rangers used home runs from Marlon Byrd, Andruw Jones and Nelson Cruz to snatch a victory in the first game of a doubleheader. Cruz drove in a pair in the first, but Texas was then held hitless until Byrd's big fly in the seventh. Tommy Hunter delivered 5 1/3 solid innings.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (18-27)
Lost 2
Texas 6, Oakland 3   TEX
Texas (28-19)
Won 1
May 29, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   3 9 0
Texas
2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 X   6 6 0
Standings thru 5/29/09  |  Recap: OAK | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Rangers stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, O, SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .234
Kennedy, A, 2B 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 .408
Cust, DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .253
  a-Crosby, PH-DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .217
Holliday, LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .271
Giambi, 1B 3 1 0 0 2 1 2 .208
Suzuki, K, C 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .285
Sweeney, R, CF 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 .247
Buck, RF 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 .235
Hannahan, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .200
Totals 36 3 9 3 5 5 20  

a-Grounded out for Cust in the 3rd.

BATTING
2B: Kennedy, A (7, Hunter, T), Suzuki, K (14, Hunter, T), Holliday (6, Francisco, F).
HR: Buck (3, 2nd inning off Hunter, T, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Sweeney, R; Suzuki, K 2; Buck 6; Holliday 2; Kennedy, A 4.
RBI: Buck 2 (9), Sweeney, R (14).
2-out RBI: Buck 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Holliday 2; Hannahan; Cabrera, O; Suzuki, K; Giambi 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kennedy, A 2 (5, 2nd base off Hunter, T/Saltalamacchia, 2nd base off O'Day/Saltalamacchia), Sweeney, R (4, 2nd base off Hunter, T/Saltalamacchia).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .279
Young, M, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .328
Hamilton, CF 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 .235
Jones, An, DH 3 2 2 2 1 1 0 .303
Cruz, N, RF 4 1 2 3 0 0 1 .298
Byrd, LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .287
Davis, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 .198
Saltalamacchia, C 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 .254
Andrus, SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .277
Totals 30 6 6 6 6 10 10  

BATTING
2B: Cruz, N (11, Outman).
HR: Byrd (3, 7th inning off Outman, 0 on, 1 out), Jones, An (5, 8th inning off Casilla, S, 1 on, 0 out), Cruz, N (13, 8th inning off Casilla, S, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Saltalamacchia; Cruz, N 6; Jones, An 5; Byrd 4.
RBI: Cruz, N 3 (35), Byrd (22), Jones, An 2 (14).
2-out RBI: Cruz, N 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; Young, M 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Outman 6.2 3 3 3 3 9 1 3.06
Wuertz 0.1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.93
Casilla, S (L, 1-2) 0.2 3 3 3 1 1 2 4.74
Gray, J 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hunter, T 5.1 7 3 3 3 1 1 5.06
Guardado 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.76
O'Day 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.13
Wilson, C (W, 3-2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.20
Francisco, F (S, 11) 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00

Guardado pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Wuertz.
Pitches-strikes: Outman 101-62, Wuertz 16-7, Casilla, S 22-11, Gray, J 3-2, Hunter, T 90-55, Guardado 11-9, O'Day 12-7, Wilson, C 12-8, Francisco, F 20-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Outman 3-8, Wuertz 0-0, Casilla, S 1-0, Gray, J 1-0, Hunter, T 4-8, Guardado 0-0, O'Day 0-1, Wilson, C 2-0, Francisco, F 0-0.
Batters faced: Outman 26, Wuertz 3, Casilla, S 6, Gray, J 1, Hunter, T 26, Guardado 3, O'Day 4, Wilson, C 3, Francisco, F 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Wuertz 1-0, Gray, J 1-0, Guardado 2-0, O'Day 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Mike Muchlinski. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 89 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:46.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
May 29, 2009
May 29, 2009

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