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Late life lifts A's
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Athletics 9, Rangers 0
Ryan Sweeney went 3-for-5 and drove in four on Monday night. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Brett Tomko was on his game from the outset, but the A's managed only one hit and no runs through the first five innings. In the sixth, however, they put up three and then batted around in the seventh to break the contest open. Tomko didn't let up, completing a shutout for his 100th win.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 09/14: OAK 9, TEX 0
  • Tue. 09/15: OAK 6, TEX 1
  • Wed. 09/16: OAK 4, TEX 0
OAK
Oakland (65-78)
Won 1
Oakland 9, Texas 0   TEX
Texas (80-63)
Lost 2
September 14, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 3 4 2 0   9 12 0
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 1
Standings thru 9/14/09  |  Recap: OAK | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Rangers stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kennedy, A, 3B 4 2 2 3 0 0 0 .285
Davis, R, CF 5 1 1 1 0 2 1 .308
Sweeney, R, RF 5 1 3 4 0 0 0 .287
Suzuki, K, C 5 0 1 1 0 1 2 .269
Cust, DH 3 0 0 0 2 2 1 .236
Hairston, S, LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .268
Ellis, M, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .275
Barton, 1B 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 .232
Pennington, SS 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 .284
Totals 38 9 12 9 2 7 11  

BATTING
2B: Hairston, S (25, Feldman), Barton (7, Feldman), Sweeney, R 3 (28, Feldman, Grilli, Moscoso), Suzuki, K (33, Feldman), Pennington (8, Madrigal).
TB: Davis, R; Sweeney, R 6; Barton 3; Suzuki, K 2; Kennedy, A 2; Pennington 3; Hairston, S 2.
RBI: Kennedy, A 3 (55), Sweeney, R 4 (46), Suzuki, K (74), Davis, R (37).
2-out RBI: Sweeney, R; Suzuki, K.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ellis, M; Hairston, S 3.
Team RISP: 6-for-14.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Pennington-Ellis, M-Barton, Ellis, M-Pennington-Barton, Ellis, M-Barton).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .330
Andrus, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .277
Kinsler, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254
Byrd, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283
Murphy, Dv, LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .270
Cruz, N, RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .270
Rodriguez, I, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .254
Davis, C, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .216
Vizquel, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273
Totals 29 0 5 0 0 3 8  

BATTING
2B: Cruz, N (21, Tomko).
TB: Davis, C; Andrus; Cruz, N 2; Borbon; Murphy, Dv.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, I.
GIDP: Rodriguez, I, Borbon.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cruz, N (19, 3rd base off Tomko/Suzuki, K).

FIELDING
E: Rodriguez, I (6, pickoff).
Outfield assists: Cruz, N (Kennedy, A at 2nd base).

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tomko (W, 5-3) 9.0 5 0 0 0 3 0 3.77
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Feldman (L, 16-5) 6.1 6 6 6 1 5 0 3.65
Grilli 0.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 4.89
Madrigal 1.1 3 2 2 0 0 0 9.00
Moscoso 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.35

HBP: Barton (by Feldman), Kennedy, A (by Feldman).
Pitches-strikes: Tomko 114-72, Feldman 98-65, Grilli 24-13, Madrigal 22-14, Moscoso 20-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Tomko 8-7, Feldman 9-1, Grilli 1-0, Madrigal 0-0, Moscoso 0-1.
Batters faced: Tomko 29, Feldman 28, Grilli 4, Madrigal 6, Moscoso 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Grilli 3-3, Madrigal 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Tim McClelland. 2B: Kerwin Danley. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 69 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:45.
Att: 13,669.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
September 14, 2009
September 14, 2009

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