Ryan Sweeney makes a leaping catch to rob Ian Kinsler of a homer. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By Todd Wills / Special to MLB.com
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.
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).