First baseman Chris Davis makes a lunging grab on a third-inning grounder. (AP)
By Todd Wills / Special to MLB.com
Vying for a 17th victory that would have put him in a tie for the American League lead, Scott Feldman took a one-hit shutout into the sixth. However, the A's hung six runs on him over the next 1 1/3 innings, and the Rangers fell to 4 1/2 games behind the Red Sox in the AL Wild Card race.
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
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).