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Rook delivers sweep
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Athletics 4, Rangers 0
Rajai Davis was hit by a pitch and scored in the first inning. (Mike Fuentes/AP)
The A's let Trevor Cahill exceed his targeted pitch count of 80 and run it up to 96, but they exercised caution with their rookie and took him out despite the one-hit shutout he held through seven. The bullpen finished the job, however, as Oakland wrapped up a three-game sweep in Texas.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (67-78)
Won 3
Oakland 4, Texas 0   TEX
Texas (80-65)
Lost 4
September 16, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0   4 9 0
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 1 0
Standings thru 9/16/09  |  Recap: OAK | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Rangers stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kennedy, A, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .287
Davis, R, CF 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 .314
Sweeney, R, RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .288
Hairston, S, DH 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .267
Powell, C 4 1 1 1 0 2 3 .244
Ellis, M, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270
Barton, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .245
Pennington, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .287
Patterson, E, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .204
Totals 34 4 9 4 0 6 12  

BATTING
2B: Hairston, S (26, Nippert), Barton (9, Nippert), Davis, R (20, Nippert).
HR: Powell (7, 6th inning off Nippert, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Davis, R 2; Sweeney, R; Barton 3; Kennedy, A 2; Pennington; Hairston, S 2; Powell 4.
RBI: Hairston, S (62), Davis, R (42), Sweeney, R (48), Powell (29).
2-out RBI: Hairston, S; Powell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Powell 2; Patterson, E.
SF: Sweeney, R.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Davis, R (38, 2nd base off Nippert/Teagarden), Pennington (7, 2nd base off Francisco, F/Richardson, K).
CS: Barton (1, 2nd base by O'Day/Teagarden).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .309
Andrus, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .273
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270
Byrd, CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .283
Kinsler, 2B 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .252
Cruz, N, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .266
Davis, C, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 .212
Teagarden, C 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .209
  a-German, E, PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333
Vizquel, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .268
  Richardson, K, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Totals 28 0 1 0 2 10 7  

a-Struck out for Teagarden in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Byrd.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teagarden.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 3.

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cahill (W, 9-12) 7.0 1 0 0 2 7 0 4.54
Wuertz 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.88
Bailey, A 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.98
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nippert (L, 5-3) 5.2 5 4 4 0 4 1 4.16
O'Day 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.69
Wilson, C 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.11
Francisco, F 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.50

HBP: Davis, R (by Nippert).
Pitches-strikes: Cahill 94-57, Wuertz 17-12, Bailey, A 9-7, Nippert 84-54, O'Day 20-13, Wilson, C 25-14, Francisco, F 18-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Cahill 10-4, Wuertz 1-0, Bailey, A 0-1, Nippert 7-4, O'Day 1-1, Wilson, C 1-0, Francisco, F 0-1.
Batters faced: Cahill 24, Wuertz 3, Bailey, A 3, Nippert 23, O'Day 4, Wilson, C 5, Francisco, F 4.
Umpires: HP: Kerwin Danley. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Mark Carlson. 3B: Tim McClelland.
Weather: 75 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 9 mph, Varies.
T: 2:22.
Att: 23,372.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
September 16, 2009
September 16, 2009

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