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Nemesis in the making
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Athletics 9, Rangers 1
David Murphy connects for this 22nd double of the season on Tuesday. (Ben Margot/AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (82-68)
Lost 1
Oakland 9, Texas 1   OAK
Oakland (72-79)
Won 1
September 22, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 7 1
Oakland
0 2 0 1 0 0 5 1 X   9 12 1
Standings thru 9/22/09  |  Recap: TEX | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Athletics stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Borbon, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .310
Andrus, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .270
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .275
Byrd, CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .281
Blalock, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .240
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .249
Cruz, N, RF 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .262
Davis, C, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .219
Rodriguez, I, C 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 .254
Totals 30 1 7 1 3 4 14  

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).

FIELDING
E: Kinsler (10, throw).
PB: Rodriguez, I 2 (7).
DP: (Blalock).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kennedy, A, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .290
  Crosby, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .221
Davis, R, CF 5 1 2 1 0 3 0 .318
Sweeney, R, RF 5 2 2 0 0 0 2 .289
Suzuki, K, C 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 .270
Cust, DH 3 2 1 1 1 2 3 .237
Ellis, M, 2B 3 0 1 1 1 0 3 .271
Barton, 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 3 .256
Pennington, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .284
Patterson, E, LF 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 .217
Totals 35 9 12 7 3 7 16  

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).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McCarthy (L, 7-4) 5.1 5 3 2 2 5 0 4.87
Feliz 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.91
Eyre 0.1 6 5 5 0 0 0 5.17
Mathis 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.81
Moscoso 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3.97
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cahill (W, 10-12) 5.2 6 1 1 2 1 0 4.45
Breslow (H, 15) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.46
Blevins 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.28
Ziegler 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.11

WP: Moscoso 2.
Pitches-strikes: McCarthy 85-56, Feliz 19-10, Eyre 15-11, Mathis 5-4, Moscoso 30-19, Cahill 79-51, Breslow 17-13, Blevins 15-9, Ziegler 16-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: McCarthy 5-5, Feliz 0-1, Eyre 1-0, Mathis 0-0, Moscoso 1-2, Cahill 9-4, Breslow 0-2, Blevins 1-0, Ziegler 0-0.
Batters faced: McCarthy 23, Feliz 3, Eyre 7, Mathis 1, Moscoso 5, Cahill 22, Breslow 5, Blevins 3, Ziegler 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Feliz 1-0, Mathis 1-0.
Ejections: Oakland Athletics second baseman Adam Kennedy ejected by HP umpire Eric Cooper (1st)
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 69 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:42.
Att: 10,475.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
September 22, 2009
September 22, 2009

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