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Winner is in the bag
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Rangers 10, Athletics 3
David Murphy knocks in a run with a single in the fourth inning. (Ben Margot/AP)
Kevin Millwood delivered seven solid innings, and the offense made it count. Julio Borbon, David Murphy and Hank Blalock had three hits, while Marlon Byrd and Chris Davis had two as the Rangers trounced the A's to secure their first winning campaign since 2004.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (82-67)
Won 1
Texas 10, Oakland 3   OAK
Oakland (71-79)
Lost 1
September 21, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 3 0 2 0 0 2 2 0   10 15 1
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2   3 5 2
Standings thru 9/21/09  |  Recap: TEX | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Athletics stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, DH 5 2 3 2 1 0 0 .321
Andrus, SS 6 2 1 0 0 3 4 .271
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 2 3 2 2 0 0 .273
Byrd, CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 .283
  1-Gentry, PR-CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
Blalock, 1B 5 1 3 2 0 1 3 .241
Kinsler, 2B 5 1 0 0 0 0 9 .251
  German, E, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .342
Cruz, N, RF 5 1 1 0 0 3 5 .261
Davis, C, 3B 4 1 2 2 1 1 1 .218
Teagarden, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .205
Totals 43 10 15 9 4 11 29  

1-Ran for Byrd in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Murphy, Dv (21, Gonzalez, E), Blalock (19, Gonzalez, E), Byrd (42, Gonzalez, E).
3B: Davis, C (1, Gray, J).
TB: Andrus; Davis, C 4; Blalock 4; Cruz, N; Borbon 3; Murphy, Dv 4; Byrd 3.
RBI: Blalock 2 (62), Borbon 2 (16), Murphy, Dv 2 (48), Byrd (79), Davis, C 2 (52).
2-out RBI: Blalock; Murphy, Dv; Davis, C 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler 3; Byrd; Davis, C; Teagarden; Cruz, N 2; Gentry 2.
SAC: Teagarden.
Team RISP: 6-for-21.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Borbon (16, 2nd base off Gonzalez, E/Suzuki, K).

FIELDING
E: Kinsler (9, throw).
DP: 2 (Blalock-Andrus-Millwood, Kinsler-Andrus-Blalock).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kennedy, A, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .291
Davis, R, CF 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 .316
Sweeney, R, RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .288
  Carson, M, RF 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 .444
Suzuki, K, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .268
  Powell, C 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .236
Cust, DH 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .236
  a-Munson, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Ellis, M, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .270
  Buck, LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .223
Hairston, S, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
  Patterson, E, LF-2B 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .196
Crosby, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .224
Pennington, SS 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 .291
Totals 29 3 5 3 2 4 11  

a-Flied out for Cust in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Carson, M (1, 9th inning off Guardado, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Sweeney, R; Carson, M 4; Davis, R; Kennedy, A; Pennington.
RBI: Davis, R (44), Carson, M 2 (3).
SF: Davis, R.
GIDP: Kennedy, A, Ellis, M.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Kennedy, A (6, 2nd base by Millwood/Teagarden).

FIELDING
E: Kennedy, A (15, fielding), Patterson, E (1, throw).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Millwood (W, 11-10) 7.0 3 1 0 1 2 0 3.79
O'Day 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.65
Guardado 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 1 4.46
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gonzalez, E (L, 0-3) 3.1 9 6 5 2 3 0 5.22
Kilby 2.2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Gray, J 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 2.45
Rodriguez, H 1.0 1 2 1 1 1 0 9.00
Casilla, S 1.0 2 0 0 1 3 0 6.08

WP: Rodriguez, H 2.
HBP: Byrd (by Rodriguez, H), Cust (by Millwood), Pennington (by Millwood).
Pitches-strikes: Millwood 90-54, O'Day 6-5, Guardado 30-21, Gonzalez, E 73-48, Kilby 34-25, Gray, J 23-15, Rodriguez, H 29-18, Casilla, S 25-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Millwood 10-2, O'Day 2-0, Guardado 0-1, Gonzalez, E 4-2, Kilby 1-2, Gray, J 1-1, Rodriguez, H 2-1, Casilla, S 0-0.
Batters faced: Millwood 25, O'Day 3, Guardado 6, Gonzalez, E 22, Kilby 8, Gray, J 6, Rodriguez, H 7, Casilla, S 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Kilby 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Chuck Meriwether.
Weather: 72 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:43.
Att: 10,581.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
September 21, 2009
September 21, 2009

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