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Gonzalez steps up
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Athletics 6, Rangers 0
Kurt Suzuki is congratulated for his first-inning homer. (Ben Margot/AP)
Gio Gonzalez held the Rangers to three hits over 6 2/3 scoreless frames while the A's slowly gave him a cushion. Kurt Suzuki homered and Mark Ellis drove in three to lead the offense. Brad Ziegler preserved Gonzalez's gem with a bases-loaded, two-out strikeout in the seventh.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (59-46)
Lost 2
Oakland 6, Texas 0   OAK
Oakland (46-60)
Won 2
August 4, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 1
Oakland
1 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 X   6 10 1
Standings thru 8/4/09  |  Recap: TEX | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Athletics stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Arias, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000
Young, M, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .324
Byrd, CF 4 0 2 0 0 2 1 .280
Jones, An, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .226
Blalock, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .245
Hamilton, RF 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .223
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .272
Saltalamacchia, C 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .241
Andrus, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .260
Totals 32 0 5 0 3 11 13  

BATTING
2B: Young, M (32, Ziegler).
TB: Saltalamacchia; Young, M 2; Murphy, Dv; Byrd 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Andrus 2; Blalock.
GIDP: Murphy, Dv.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Holland, D (4, pickoff).
DP: 2 (Andrus-Arias-Blalock 2).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Davis, R, CF 3 1 0 0 2 1 2 .279
Suzuki, K, C 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .279
Hairston, S, LF 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 .279
  Patterson, E, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Garciaparra, DH 4 0 1 0 0 2 0 .266
Cust, RF 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 .237
  Sweeney, R, RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .271
Everidge, 1B 3 2 2 0 1 1 1 .290
Crosby, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .221
Ellis, M, 2B 4 0 3 3 0 1 1 .251
Pennington, SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .235
Totals 31 6 10 6 5 7 14  

BATTING
2B: Everidge 2 (5, Holland, D, Mathis).
HR: Suzuki, K (7, 1st inning off Holland, D, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ellis, M 3; Suzuki, K 4; Cust; Crosby; Everidge 4; Pennington; Garciaparra.
RBI: Suzuki, K (49), Ellis, M 3 (28), Hairston, S (38), Pennington (1).
2-out RBI: Ellis, M 2; Pennington.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pennington; Ellis, M; Hairston, S; Davis, R.
SF: Hairston, S.
GIDP: Pennington, Sweeney, R.
Team RISP: 5-for-14.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellis, M (6, 2nd base off Holland, D/Saltalamacchia), Cust (4, 2nd base off Jennings/Saltalamacchia), Davis, R 2 (17, 2nd base off Guardado/Saltalamacchia, 3rd base off Guardado/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
E: Everidge (1, fielding).
DP: (Ellis, M-Pennington-Everidge).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Holland, D (L, 4-7) 4.1 4 4 3 4 4 1 5.60
Jennings 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.54
Guardado 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.90
Mathis 1.0 5 2 2 0 0 0 3.00
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gonzalez, Gi (W, 3-2) 6.2 3 0 0 3 7 0 6.31
Ziegler (H, 7) 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.96
Wuertz (H, 13) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.46
Breslow 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.46

Pitches-strikes: Holland, D 80-44, Jennings 20-14, Guardado 29-19, Mathis 24-15, Gonzalez, Gi 97-64, Ziegler 14-8, Wuertz 9-6, Breslow 9-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Holland, D 4-2, Jennings 1-0, Guardado 0-1, Mathis 2-0, Gonzalez, Gi 7-4, Ziegler 1-0, Wuertz 0-0, Breslow 2-0.
Batters faced: Holland, D 20, Jennings 6, Guardado 4, Mathis 7, Gonzalez, Gi 26, Ziegler 4, Wuertz 2, Breslow 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Jennings 1-1, Ziegler 2-0, Wuertz 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Bob Davidson. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 67 degrees, clear.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:34.
Att: 10,781.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
August 4, 2009
August 4, 2009

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