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Rookie wins No. 11
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Athletics 12, Rangers 3
Shortstop Cliff Pennington dives for a ball in the second inning. (AP)
Brett Anderson shook off a pair of early unearned runs and picked up his 11th victory as the A's made up for some shaky defense with 12 runs against the Rangers, who started Cy Young hopeful Scott Feldman. En route to the win, Anderson set the A's rookie strikeout record.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (83-69)
Lost 1
Oakland 12, Texas 3   OAK
Oakland (73-80)
Won 1
September 24, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0   3 6 1
Oakland
0 0 4 3 0 0 3 2 X   12 11 3
Standings thru 9/24/09  |  Recap: TEX | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Athletics stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 5 2 1 0 0 0 1 .249
Andrus, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .267
Murphy, Dv, LF 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 .276
Jones, An, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .214
Blalock, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .244
Byrd, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .280
Davis, C, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .219
Teagarden, C 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .208
  a-Borbon, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .311
  Richardson, K, C 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .400
Gentry, RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
  b-Cruz, N, PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .260
Totals 35 3 6 2 2 12 16  

a-Walked for Teagarden in the 6th. b-Struck out for Gentry in the 6th.

BATTING
TB: Kinsler; Davis, C; Jones, An; Blalock; Teagarden; Murphy, Dv.
RBI: Murphy, Dv (52), Davis, C (53).
2-out RBI: Murphy, Dv; Davis, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N 2.
GIDP: Davis, C.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler (30, 2nd base off Anderson, B/Powell).

FIELDING
E: Andrus (22, throw).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kennedy, A, 3B 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 .290
Davis, R, CF 5 1 1 1 0 1 2 .317
Sweeney, R, RF 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 .291
  Carson, M, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .444
Cust, DH 4 2 2 1 1 2 1 .240
Powell, C 3 2 0 0 2 1 4 .231
Barton, 1B 3 2 0 2 2 0 2 .252
Patterson, E, 2B 3 0 2 3 2 1 2 .258
Buck, LF 4 0 1 1 1 0 4 .224
Pennington, SS 4 1 1 2 0 1 6 .282
Totals 34 12 11 12 9 6 22  

BATTING
2B: Kennedy, A 2 (28, Feldman, Grilli).
3B: Davis, R (5, Feldman), Pennington (3, Grilli).
HR: Cust (23, 4th inning off Feldman, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Davis, R 3; Cust 5; Sweeney, R; Patterson, E 2; Kennedy, A 5; Pennington 3; Buck.
RBI: Barton 2 (18), Patterson, E 3 (9), Buck (10), Davis, R (47), Sweeney, R (53), Cust (65), Pennington 2 (20), Kennedy, A (60).
2-out RBI: Barton; Patterson, E 3; Buck; Pennington 2; Kennedy, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pennington 4; Kennedy, A; Davis, R.
SF: Sweeney, R.
Team RISP: 6-for-15.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kennedy, A (20, 2nd base off Feldman/Teagarden), Patterson, E (3, 2nd base off Nippert/Teagarden).

FIELDING
E: Kennedy, A (17, throw), Pennington (4, throw), Patterson, E (2, fielding).
DP: (Barton-Pennington-Barton).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Feldman (L, 17-6) 3.1 7 7 7 5 2 1 3.90
Nippert 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.04
Strop 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9.00
Grilli 0.2 2 3 3 2 1 0 5.61
Eyre 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.06
Madrigal 0.2 2 2 2 1 1 0 9.95
Moscoso 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.86
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Anderson, B (W, 11-10) 5.2 6 3 1 0 6 0 4.12
Ziegler (H, 14) 1.1 0 0 0 2 2 0 3.04
Blevins 2.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4.67

WP: Madrigal.
Pitches-strikes: Feldman 93-56, Nippert 28-14, Strop 15-9, Grilli 34-17, Eyre 2-1, Madrigal 26-18, Moscoso 2-2, Anderson, B 90-60, Ziegler 19-10, Blevins 30-19.
Groundouts-flyouts: Feldman 3-3, Nippert 0-3, Strop 0-0, Grilli 0-0, Eyre 0-0, Madrigal 1-0, Moscoso 0-1, Anderson, B 11-1, Ziegler 2-0, Blevins 1-0.
Batters faced: Feldman 22, Nippert 6, Strop 3, Grilli 6, Eyre 1, Madrigal 5, Moscoso 1, Anderson, B 25, Ziegler 6, Blevins 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Eyre 1-0, Moscoso 1-0, Ziegler 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 63 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:08.
Att: 11,124.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
September 24, 2009
September 24, 2009

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