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Rangers 6, Athletics 4
Trevor Cahill was saddled with the loss, his 11th of the season. (Jose Marcio Sanchez/AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (60-47)
Won 1
Texas 6, Oakland 4   OAK
Oakland (47-61)
Lost 1
August 6, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 0   6 10 2
Oakland
2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1   4 5 0
Standings thru 8/6/09  |  Recap: TEX | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Athletics stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
German, E, 2B 4 2 0 0 1 2 1 .000
Young, M, 3B 5 1 2 2 0 0 1 .325
Murphy, Dv, LF 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 .278
Jones, An, DH 4 1 2 1 0 2 1 .232
Hamilton, RF 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 .231
Byrd, CF 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .280
Blalock, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .245
Saltalamacchia, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
  a-Teagarden, PH-C 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .194
Vizquel, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .274
Totals 35 6 10 6 3 9 9  

a-Grounded out for Saltalamacchia in the 2nd.

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: Hamilton; Young, M 5; Jones, An 3; Blalock 4; Vizquel; Murphy, Dv 3; Byrd.
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).

FIELDING
E: Saltalamacchia (7, pickoff), German, E (1, missed catch).
DP: (German, E-Vizquel-Blalock).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kennedy, A, 3B 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 .286
Davis, R, CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .284
Cust, RF 3 1 0 0 1 3 1 .232
Garciaparra, DH 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .265
Everidge, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .263
Sweeney, R, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268
  a-Hairston, S, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .282
Powell, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .256
  b-Suzuki, K, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .280
Ellis, M, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .246
Pennington, SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .261
Totals 32 4 5 3 3 6 6  

a-Doubled for Sweeney, R in the 9th. b-Walked for Powell in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Garciaparra (6, Hunter, T), Davis, R (9, Hunter, T), Hairston, S (18, Wilson, C).
TB: Hairston, S 2; Davis, R 2; Everidge; Pennington; Garciaparra 2.
RBI: Garciaparra (13), Davis, R (23), Hairston, S (42).
2-out RBI: Garciaparra; Hairston, S.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Garciaparra; Davis, R; Ellis, M.
GIDP: Kennedy, A.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kennedy, A (12, 2nd base off Francisco, F/Teagarden).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Sweeney, R (Jones, An at 2nd base).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hunter, T (W, 4-2) 7.0 3 3 2 2 4 0 2.63
Francisco, F (H, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.08
Wilson, C (S, 14) 1.0 2 1 1 1 2 0 3.33
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cahill (L, 6-11) 6.0 8 5 5 2 6 2 5.13
Springer 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 4.10
Casilla, S 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.58
Gray, J 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

Cahill pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Cahill.
Pitches-strikes: Hunter, T 94-63, Francisco, F 20-14, Wilson, C 18-10, Cahill 100-66, Springer 23-11, Casilla, S 13-9, Gray, J 9-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hunter, T 6-7, Francisco, F 3-1, Wilson, C 0-1, Cahill 9-2, Springer 0-2, Casilla, S 0-1, Gray, J 2-0.
Batters faced: Hunter, T 25, Francisco, F 4, Wilson, C 6, Cahill 28, Springer 5, Casilla, S 3, Gray, J 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Springer 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Mark Carlson. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 64 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 2:33.
Att: 17,214.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
August 6, 2009
August 6, 2009

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