Trevor Cahill was saddled with the loss, his 11th of the season. (Jose Marcio Sanchez/AP)
By Adam Loberstein / MLB.com
The Athletics had their sights set on their first four-game sweep of the Rangers in Oakland in team history, but rookie right-hander Trevor Cahill labored over six-plus innings, surrendering five runs, and RBI doubles from Rajai Davis and Nomar Garciaparra were not enough.
BATTING 2B: Jones, An (15, Cahill), Murphy, Dv (12, Springer). HR: Blalock (21, 2nd inning off
Cahill, 0 on, 2 out), Young, M (18, 3rd inning off Cahill, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Young, M 5; Murphy, Dv 3; Jones, An
3; Hamilton; Byrd; Blalock 4; Vizquel. RBI: Blalock (51), Young, M 2 (50), Byrd (53), Murphy, Dv (32), Jones, An
(38). 2-out RBI: Blalock; Young, M 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vizquel; Byrd. SF:
Byrd. Team RISP: 3-for-6. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING SB: Hamilton (6, 2nd
base off Springer/Powell).
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