Edgar Gonzalez allowed one run on four hits in four-plus innings. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By Mychael Urban / MLB.com
Rajai Davis tied a career high with four RBIs, and the A's put together a string of solid pitching to cruise past the Rangers for the second straight night, setting up a shot at a sweep. Edgar Gonzalez was solid for four-plus innings, and five relievers followed suit.
BATTING 2B: Barton (8, McCarthy). 3B: Pennington (1, Feliz). TB:
Sweeney, R; Ellis, M; Barton 2; Hairston, S; Davis, R 3; Kennedy, A; Pennington 4. RBI: Sweeney, R
(47), Davis, R 4 (41), Suzuki, K (75). 2-out RBI: Davis, R 3. Runners left in
scoring position, 2 out: Sweeney, R 2; Suzuki, K 2; Ellis, M 2; Hairston, S. Team RISP: 2-for-12. Team
BASERUNNING SB: Davis, R (37, 2nd base off McCarthy/Rodriguez, I). CS:
Davis, R (11, 2nd base by Wilson, C/Rodriguez, I).
BATTING 2B: Byrd (41, Gonzalez, E), German, E (4, Gonzalez, E). HR: Murphy,
Dv (16, 4th inning off Gonzalez, E, 0 on, 0 out). TB: German, E 3; Murphy, Dv 5; Byrd 2. RBI:
Murphy, Dv (46). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler; Rodriguez, I; Murphy, Dv 4. SAC:
Borbon. Team RISP: 0-for-10. Team LOB: 8.
FIELDING E: Rodriguez,
I (7, throw), German, E (4, fielding), Wilson, C (2, throw).