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Davis delivers
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Athletics 3, Rangers 2
Brett Anderson was rescued from a tough-luck loss on Monday. (Ben Margot/AP)
Rajai Davis' two-out triple drove in a pair to finish off a three-run rally and shock the Rangers, who used four pitchers to take a two-hit shutout into the ninth inning. Brett Anderson got the start and allowed only two runs in 7 2/3 innings, while Michael Wuertz picked up the win.
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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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