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Closer drops gem
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Athletics 3, Rangers 2
Jarrod Saltalamacchia's double-play grounder put the Rangers on the board. (AP)
C.J. Wilson entered the game with one out in the ninth and the A's having been held scoreless on two hits, but the closer allowed a walk-off triple with two outs. Dustin Nippert allowed one hit in five innings, and Neftali Feliz threw two scoreless frames in a dominant debut.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (59-45)
Lost 1
Oakland 3, Texas 2   OAK
Oakland (45-60)
Won 1
August 3, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0   2 7 0
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3   3 6 0
Standings thru 8/3/09  |  Recap: TEX | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Athletics stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Arias, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Young, M, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .324
Byrd, LF 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .278
Cruz, N, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .269
Blalock, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .248
Jones, An, DH 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .231
Hamilton, CF 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 .226
Saltalamacchia, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .240
Andrus, SS 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 .263
Totals 30 2 7 1 3 9 12  

BATTING
TB: Andrus; Hamilton 2; Jones, An; Blalock; Young, M; Byrd.
RBI: Byrd (52).
2-out RBI: Byrd.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Andrus; Cruz, N.
SAC: Arias.
GIDP: Saltalamacchia.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Byrd (5, 2nd base off Wuertz/Suzuki, K).
CS: Hamilton (2, 2nd base by Anderson, B/Suzuki, K), Jones, An (1, 2nd base by Wuertz/Suzuki, K).
PO: Hamilton (1st base by Anderson, B).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kennedy, A, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .289
Suzuki, K, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .280
Hairston, S, LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .282
Cust, DH 4 1 1 0 0 3 2 .235
Sweeney, R, RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .272
  a-Garciaparra, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267
Everidge, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250
  1-Crosby, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .219
Ellis, M, 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 .240
Patterson, E, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .167
  b-Davis, R, PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 .285
Pennington, SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .231
Totals 32 3 6 3 3 10 8  

a-Struck out for Sweeney, R in the 9th. b-Tripled for Patterson, E in the 9th.
1-Ran for Everidge in the 9th.

BATTING
3B: Davis, R (3, Wilson, C).
TB: Ellis, M; Suzuki, K; Davis, R 3; Cust; Everidge; Pennington.
RBI: Ellis, M (25), Davis, R 2 (22).
2-out RBI: Ellis, M; Davis, R 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sweeney, R; Suzuki, K.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Pennington-Ellis, M-Everidge).
Pickoffs: Anderson, B (Hamilton at 1st base).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nippert 5.0 1 0 0 2 5 0 2.73
Feliz (H, 1) 2.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.00
Francisco, F (H, 3) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.15
Guardado 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.02
O'Day (H, 14) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.63
Wilson, C (BS, 3)(L, 4-5) 0.1 4 3 3 0 1 0 3.21
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Anderson, B 7.2 6 2 2 3 8 0 4.20
Wuertz (W, 6-1) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.51

Guardado pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Nippert.
Pitches-strikes: Nippert 91-57, Feliz 30-21, Francisco, F 25-19, Guardado 4-0, O'Day 7-6, Wilson, C 18-12, Anderson, B 108-66, Wuertz 20-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Nippert 4-5, Feliz 1-0, Francisco, F 2-0, Guardado 0-0, O'Day 1-1, Wilson, C 0-0, Anderson, B 3-6, Wuertz 0-2.
Batters faced: Nippert 18, Feliz 6, Francisco, F 3, Guardado 1, O'Day 2, Wilson, C 5, Anderson, B 30, Wuertz 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Guardado 1-0, O'Day 2-0, Wuertz 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 64 degrees, clear.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:47.
Att: 10,523.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
August 3, 2009
August 3, 2009

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