David Murphy connects for this 22nd double of the season on Tuesday. (Ben Margot/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
Brandon McCarthy was effective but not spectacular, allowing three runs (two earned) over 5 1/3 innings, while the Rangers once again had very few answers for the A's Trevor Cahill, who picked up his second consecutive win -- and third in four tries -- against Texas.
BATTING 2B: Murphy, Dv (22, Cahill). TB: Davis, C; Andrus; Cruz, N; Rodriguez, I 2; Murphy, Dv 3. RBI: Murphy, Dv (49). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Andrus; Kinsler. GIDP: Blalock, Borbon. Team RISP: 1-for-7. Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING SB: Andrus (29, 2nd base off Cahill/Suzuki, K).
BATTING 2B: Davis, R (22, McCarthy), Patterson, E (5, Eyre), Suzuki, K (35, Eyre), Cust (15, Eyre). 3B: Barton (1, McCarthy). TB: Sweeney, R 2; Ellis, M; Barton 4; Suzuki, K 3; Davis, R 3; Cust 2; Patterson, E 3. RBI: Barton 2 (15), Davis, R (45), Suzuki, K 2 (81), Cust (63), Ellis, M (56). 2-out RBI: Barton 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pennington 2; Sweeney, R 2. SAC: Crosby. Team RISP: 5-for-14. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING SB: Suzuki, K (8, 2nd base off McCarthy/Rodriguez, I).
FIELDING E: Suzuki, K (5, fielding). Outfield assists: Davis, R (Murphy, Dv at 3rd base). DP: 4 (Ellis, M-Pennington-Barton 2, Davis, R-Crosby, Ziegler-Barton).