Shortstop Erick Aybar applies a late tag in the third on Thursday. (Chris Carlson/AP)
By Lyle Spencer / MLB.com
Torii Hunter extended his hitting streak to a season-high 13 games with a two-out bunt in the ninth to bring the tying run to the plate in Vladimir Guerrero, but the slugger's hard-hit grounder gave the A's the win and allowed the Rangers to move to within four games in the AL West.
BATTING 3B: Sweeney, R (2, Santana, E). HR: Sweeney, R (6, 2nd inning off
Santana, E, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Sweeney, R 8; Barton 2; Suzuki, K; Kennedy, A 2. RBI:
Sweeney, R (35), Barton (5). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cust; Pennington; Kennedy, A. GIDP:
Hairston, S. Team RISP: 1-for-7. Team LOB: 8.
Kennedy, A (17, 2nd base off Santana, E/Mathis).