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Athletics 7, Rangers 5
Chad Reineke allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings. (Ben Margot/AP)
Kurt Suzuki was hit with a pitch two batters after Scott Hairston went deep in the first. Suzuki responded with a long ball of his own in the third, and Cliff Pennington added his first career homer in the fourth. However, it was Adam Kennedy's blast in the sixth that made the difference.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (59-47)
Lost 3
Oakland 7, Texas 5   OAK
Oakland (47-60)
Won 3
August 5, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0   5 10 2
Oakland
2 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 X   7 8 0
Standings thru 8/5/09  |  Recap: TEX | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Athletics stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Vizquel, 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 .275
Young, M, 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .324
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 2 2 3 0 1 2 .276
Byrd, CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .280
Blalock, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .245
Jones, An, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .227
Hamilton, RF 3 1 2 1 0 1 1 .229
Teagarden, C 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .200
Andrus, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .257
Totals 35 5 10 5 0 5 10  

BATTING
2B: Hamilton (8, Reineke), Byrd (33, Reineke), Blalock (18, Breslow).
HR: Murphy, Dv 2 (11, 3rd inning off Reineke, 1 on, 1 out; 5th inning off Reineke, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Hamilton 3; Jones, An; Blalock 2; Young, M; Teagarden; Vizquel; Murphy, Dv 8; Byrd 2.
RBI: Teagarden (16), Murphy, Dv 3 (31), Hamilton (30).
2-out RBI: Teagarden; Murphy, Dv.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones, An.
SF: Hamilton.
GIDP: Teagarden.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Padilla (1, pickoff), Andrus (14, fielding).
PB: Teagarden (4).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kennedy, A, 3B 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 .289
Davis, R, CF 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 .285
Hairston, S, LF 3 1 1 3 0 2 0 .280
Cust, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .234
Suzuki, K, C 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 .280
Everidge, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .265
Sweeney, R, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .271
Ellis, M, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .251
Pennington, SS 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 .250
Totals 32 7 8 7 2 6 7  

BATTING
2B: Davis, R (8, Padilla), Ellis, M (12, Padilla).
HR: Hairston, S (13, 1st inning off Padilla, 1 on, 1 out), Suzuki, K (8, 3rd inning off Padilla, 0 on, 2 out), Pennington (1, 4th inning off Padilla, 0 on, 0 out), Kennedy, A (9, 6th inning off Feliz, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Sweeney, R; Ellis, M 2; Suzuki, K 4; Hairston, S 4; Davis, R 3; Kennedy, A 4; Pennington 4.
RBI: Hairston, S 3 (41), Suzuki, K (50), Pennington (2), Kennedy, A 2 (43).
2-out RBI: Suzuki, K; Kennedy, A 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ellis, M.
SF: Hairston, S.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Davis, R (18, 2nd base off Padilla/Teagarden).

FIELDING
DP: (Kennedy, A-Ellis, M-Everidge).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Padilla (L, 8-6) 5.2 7 6 6 2 4 3 4.92
Feliz 1.1 1 1 1 0 2 1 2.70
O'Day 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.59
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Reineke 5.0 7 4 4 0 1 2 7.20
Breslow (BS, 2)(W, 5-5) 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.57
Springer (H, 7) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.98
Ziegler (H, 8) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.90
Bailey, A (S, 15) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.18

HBP: Young, M (by Reineke), Suzuki, K (by Padilla).
Pitches-strikes: Padilla 107-73, Feliz 14-12, O'Day 10-8, Reineke 89-58, Breslow 9-6, Springer 14-10, Ziegler 11-8, Bailey, A 11-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Padilla 8-5, Feliz 2-1, O'Day 1-2, Reineke 3-4, Breslow 0-2, Springer 1-0, Ziegler 2-0, Bailey, A 1-0.
Batters faced: Padilla 27, Feliz 6, O'Day 3, Reineke 22, Breslow 4, Springer 4, Ziegler 4, Bailey, A 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Feliz 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Mark Carlson. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 62 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 20 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:30.
Att: 20,560.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
August 5, 2009
August 5, 2009

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