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Athletics 5, Rangers 4
Ryan Sweeney makes a leaping catch to rob Ian Kinsler of a homer. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
With his second home run of the day -- an upper-deck shot in the ninth -- Adam Kennedy lifted the A's over the Rangers. Dallas Braden pitched brilliantly over six innings before leaving with a cut on his left thumb, but got a no-decision.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (19-29)
Won 1
Oakland 5, Texas 4   TEX
Texas (30-20)
Lost 1
May 31, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1   5 10 0
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0   4 10 2
Standings thru 5/31/09  |  Recap: OAK | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Rangers stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, O, SS 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .236
Kennedy, A, 2B 5 3 3 2 0 1 3 .390
Cust, DH 5 0 1 1 0 1 0 .252
Holliday, LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .270
Giambi, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .220
  Crosby, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204
Suzuki, K, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .285
Sweeney, R, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .250
Cunningham, A, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .050
Hannahan, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 5 .194
Totals 37 5 10 4 2 9 19  

BATTING
2B: Cabrera, O (6, Holland, D).
HR: Kennedy, A 2 (4, 1st inning off Millwood, 0 on, 1 out; 9th inning off Francisco, F, 0 on, 1 out), Giambi (6, 6th inning off Millwood, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Sweeney, R; Giambi 4; Suzuki, K; Cust; Holliday 2; Cabrera, O 2; Kennedy, A 9.
RBI: Kennedy, A 2 (15), Giambi (23), Cust (26).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Giambi; Kennedy, A 2; Cabrera, O.
GIDP: Giambi, Suzuki, K.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Holliday (4, 2nd base off Millwood/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
DP: (Kennedy, A-Cabrera, O-Crosby).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .279
Young, M, 3B 5 1 2 0 0 1 0 .333
Jones, An, DH 4 0 1 0 0 3 3 .282
Cruz, N, RF 2 1 0 0 2 1 2 .296
Blalock, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .258
  Davis, C, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194
Byrd, CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .304
Murphy, Dv, LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .226
Saltalamacchia, C 4 0 1 2 0 1 2 .255
Andrus, SS 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .283
  a-Hamilton, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .240
  1-Vizquel, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Totals 35 4 10 4 3 10 16  

a-Singled for Andrus in the 9th.
1-Ran for Hamilton in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Jones, An (9, Braden), Byrd (18, Braden), Saltalamacchia (7, Breslow).
TB: Hamilton; Kinsler; Jones, An 2; Blalock 2; Saltalamacchia 2; Young, M 2; Byrd 3.
RBI: Saltalamacchia 2 (23), Blalock (28), Byrd (24).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock; Cruz, N; Kinsler; Saltalamacchia.
GIDP: Kinsler.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Murphy, Dv (3, 2nd base by Braden/Suzuki, K).

FIELDING
E: Blalock (1, fielding), Kinsler (4, missed catch).
DP: 2 (Kinsler-Andrus-Blalock, Young, M-Kinsler-Blalock).

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Braden 6.0 5 2 2 2 6 0 3.63
Breslow (H, 4) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.03
Wuertz (H, 5) 1.0 1 2 2 1 3 0 2.59
Bailey, A (BS, 3)(W, 4-0) 1.2 3 0 0 0 1 0 2.23
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Millwood 6.0 5 2 2 2 5 2 3.23
Holland, D 2.0 4 2 2 0 3 0 5.96
Francisco, F (L, 1-1) 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0.48

Braden pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

Balk: Holland, D.
HBP: Holliday (by Millwood).
Pitches-strikes: Braden 82-56, Breslow 8-5, Wuertz 25-15, Bailey, A 18-13, Millwood 116-68, Holland, D 34-21, Francisco, F 16-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Braden 2-5, Breslow 0-1, Wuertz 0-0, Bailey, A 2-0, Millwood 8-4, Holland, D 2-0, Francisco, F 1-0.
Batters faced: Braden 24, Breslow 2, Wuertz 5, Bailey, A 7, Millwood 27, Holland, D 9, Francisco, F 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Breslow 2-2, Wuertz 1-0, Bailey, A 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 91 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 9 mph, R to L.
T: 2:57.
Att: 22,952.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
May 31, 2009
May 31, 2009

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