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Clock ticking on Texas
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Athletics 6, Rangers 1
Brandon McCarthy gives the ball to Ron Washington in the fourth. (AP)
The offensive woes continued, and Texas' playoff chances took a blow as David Murphy's solo shot was all the offense it could muster against Oakland. With the loss, the Rangers fell to 5 1/2 games behind the Red Sox in the AL Wild Card race with 18 games left to play.
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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 (66-78)
Won 2
Oakland 6, Texas 1   TEX
Texas (80-64)
Lost 3
September 15, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0   6 10 0
Texas
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 3
Standings thru 9/15/09  |  Recap: OAK | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Rangers stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kennedy, A, 3B 4 1 1 0 2 3 3 .285
Davis, R, CF 4 1 3 4 1 0 1 .314
Sweeney, R, RF 3 0 1 1 1 0 3 .288
Suzuki, K, C 4 0 0 1 1 0 3 .267
Cust, DH 5 0 0 0 0 4 6 .234
Hairston, S, LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .267
Ellis, M, 2B 5 1 1 0 0 2 4 .274
Barton, 1B 3 2 1 0 2 1 1 .235
Pennington, SS 5 1 2 0 0 2 3 .288
Totals 38 6 10 6 7 13 29  

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 LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Davis, R (37, 2nd base off McCarthy/Rodriguez, I).
CS: Davis, R (11, 2nd base by Wilson, C/Rodriguez, I).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .323
Young, M, DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .322
  a-Cruz, N, PH-DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .268
Murphy, Dv, RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .273
Byrd, CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .283
  Gentry, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .252
Davis, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .214
Rodriguez, I, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .251
German, E, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .343
Andrus, SS 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .275
Totals 31 1 5 1 4 4 21  

a-Popped out for Young, M in the 3rd.

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).

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gonzalez, E 4.0 4 1 1 2 1 1 4.74
Breslow (W, 7-7) 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.67
Ziegler 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.95
Blevins 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.56
Wuertz 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.92
Bailey, A 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.00
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McCarthy (L, 7-3) 3.0 4 4 3 3 2 0 4.97
Mathis 2.0 3 0 0 0 3 0 2.70
Feliz 1.0 2 2 2 2 3 0 1.46
Eyre 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.51
Wilson, C 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.15
Francisco, F 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.59

Gonzalez, E pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.
McCarthy pitched to 2 batters in the 4th.

HBP: Sweeney, R (by Feliz).
Pitches-strikes: Gonzalez, E 71-44, Breslow 26-16, Ziegler 22-12, Blevins 5-3, Wuertz 14-8, Bailey, A 11-6, McCarthy 80-45, Mathis 33-21, Feliz 36-19, Eyre 21-12, Wilson, C 22-11, Francisco, F 16-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Gonzalez, E 4-4, Breslow 1-1, Ziegler 1-0, Blevins 1-0, Wuertz 1-0, Bailey, A 0-2, McCarthy 8-0, Mathis 2-1, Feliz 0-0, Eyre 0-1, Wilson, C 1-1, Francisco, F 1-0.
Batters faced: Gonzalez, E 18, Breslow 7, Ziegler 4, Blevins 1, Wuertz 3, Bailey, A 3, McCarthy 17, Mathis 9, Feliz 8, Eyre 3, Wilson, C 5, Francisco, F 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Breslow 2-0, Blevins 2-0, Mathis 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Kerwin Danley. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 77 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:20.
Att: 15,964.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
September 15, 2009
September 15, 2009

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