Clay Mortensen allowed seven runs, but only three were earned. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
By Mychael Urban / MLB.com
The A's were down by four with one out in the fourth, but Rajai Davis' single kicked off a string of five straight knocks as Oakland pulled ahead with a five-spot. The lead was short-lived, however, as the Rangers responded with a four-run fifth and held on.
BATTING 2B: Blalock 2 (21, Mortensen, Kilby). HR: Blalock (25, 4th inning off Mortensen, 1 on,
0 out). TB: Borbon; Andrus; Murphy, Dv; Byrd 2; Blalock 8; Cruz, N; Davis, C; Vizquel. RBI: Murphy,
Dv 2 (51), Blalock 4 (66), Byrd 2 (81), Cruz, N (74). 2-out RBI: Blalock 2; Byrd 2; Cruz, N; Murphy, Dv. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N; Byrd; Murphy, Dv. SAC: Borbon. SF: Murphy, Dv. Team
RISP: 3-for-8. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING SB: Andrus 2 (31, 2nd base off Mortensen/Suzuki,
K, 3rd base off Mortensen/Suzuki, K), Borbon (17, 2nd base off Mortensen/Suzuki, K), Murphy, Dv (9, 2nd base off Mortensen/Suzuki,
K). CS: Borbon (2, 2nd base by Mortensen/Suzuki, K).
FIELDING Outfield assists: Cruz,
N (Pennington at 2nd base).
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