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Rangers 14, Athletics 1
Brandon McCarthy's fifth win leads the Rangers' staff. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Six players had at least two hits apiece and eight drove in at least a run for the Rangers, who have been in first place in the AL West for 25 straight days, the first time they have done that since 1999. Brandon McCarthy recovered from a rocky first inning to allow three hits over six innings.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (18-29)
Lost 4
Texas 14, Oakland 1   TEX
Texas (30-19)
Won 3
May 30, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 0
Texas
0 0 3 3 4 0 3 1 X   14 17 0
Standings thru 5/30/09  |  Recap: OAK | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Rangers stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, O, SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 .236
Kennedy, A, 2B 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .377
Holliday, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .264
  a-Davis, R, PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .146
Giambi, DH 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .219
Suzuki, K, C 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .286
  Powell, C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .186
Sweeney, R, CF-RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250
Cunningham, A, RF-LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .059
Crosby, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204
Petit, G, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .261
Totals 30 1 5 1 4 4 10  

a-Struck out for Holliday in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Suzuki, K (15, McCarthy).
TB: Sweeney, R; Giambi 2; Suzuki, K 2; Petit, G.
RBI: Suzuki, K (17).
2-out RBI: Suzuki, K.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sweeney, R 2.
GIDP: Holliday, Cunningham, A.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Crosby-Cabrera, O).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 3 2 2 4 2 0 0 .281
Young, M, 3B 4 1 3 2 0 0 1 .332
  a-Vizquel, PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333
Hamilton, DH 5 0 1 2 0 1 4 .234
Jones, An, LF 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 .284
Cruz, N, RF 5 2 2 1 0 1 1 .299
Blalock, 1B 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 .252
Byrd, CF 4 3 3 1 1 0 1 .299
Saltalamacchia, C 3 2 1 1 1 2 0 .256
Andrus, SS 5 2 3 2 0 0 1 .289
Totals 39 14 17 14 5 7 14  

a-Popped out for Young, M in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Young, M 2 (19, Anderson, B, Anderson, B), Byrd (17, Springer), Kinsler (12, Springer).
HR: Blalock (12, 4th inning off Anderson, B, 0 on, 0 out), Byrd (4, 4th inning off Anderson, B, 0 on, 0 out), Cruz, N (14, 5th inning off Cameron, K, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 3; Andrus 3; Hamilton; Blalock 5; Saltalamacchia; Cruz, N 5; Young, M 5; Byrd 7.
RBI: Young, M 2 (21), Hamilton 2 (24), Blalock (27), Byrd (23), Cruz, N (36), Andrus 2 (11), Kinsler 4 (39), Saltalamacchia (21).
2-out RBI: Young, M; Andrus; Kinsler 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hamilton; Jones, An 2.
SF: Saltalamacchia.
GIDP: Hamilton.
Team RISP: 6-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Kinsler-Andrus-Blalock, Andrus-Kinsler-Blalock).

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Anderson, B (L, 2-5) 4.0 8 6 6 2 3 2 5.70
Cameron, K 2.0 4 4 4 1 2 1 3.57
Springer 1.0 3 3 3 2 2 0 6.98
Bailey, A 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.35
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McCarthy (W, 5-2) 6.0 3 1 1 3 2 0 4.35
Guardado 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.38
Madrigal 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 7.71
Moscoso 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

Pitches-strikes: Anderson, B 83-51, Cameron, K 35-21, Springer 45-31, Bailey, A 13-12, McCarthy 87-54, Guardado 14-8, Madrigal 17-13, Moscoso 13-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Anderson, B 4-4, Cameron, K 1-2, Springer 0-0, Bailey, A 1-2, McCarthy 6-4, Guardado 1-1, Madrigal 0-2, Moscoso 1-0.
Batters faced: Anderson, B 21, Cameron, K 11, Springer 8, Bailey, A 5, McCarthy 23, Guardado 3, Madrigal 4, Moscoso 4.
Umpires: HP: Mike Everitt. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Brian Gorman. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 90 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:38.
Att: 45,325.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
May 30, 2009
May 30, 2009

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