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A's get nothing going vs. former star

Rich Harden was triumphant in his return to Oakland as he blanked the A's over seven frames, outdueling Dallas Braden. Rajai Davis broke up Harden's no-hit bid and Kevin Kouzmanoff homered in the ninth.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gentry, CF-RF5120021.231
Young, M, 3B5131002.266
Hamilton, LF4021011.278
Guerrero, RF4110004.330
1-Borbon, PR-CF0000000.197
Kinsler, 2B4020012.375
Garko, DH3001002.074
a-Murphy, Dv, PH-DH1000002.174
Smoak, 1B4111002.176
Treanor, C4010001.234
Blanco, SS4010000.212
Totals3841340417.248
a-Flied out for Garko in the 8th.
1-Ran for Guerrero in the 8th.
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pennington, SS4010031.272
Barton, 1B4000013.267
Sweeney, R, RF4110010.284
Kouzmanoff, 3B4112010.257
Chavez, Er, DH3010100.240
Rosales, 2B4000013.304
Patterson, E, LF4000022.205
Donaldson, C2000020.091
a-Gross, PH1010000.233
Powell, C0000000.111
b-Fox, PH1000011.204
Davis, R, CF3010001.240
Totals3426211211.252
a-Singled for Donaldson in the 8th. b-Struck out for Powell in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Kinsler (1, Braden), Young, M (4, Braden).
HR: Smoak (2, 9th inning off Blevins, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kinsler 3; Hamilton 2; Treanor; Guerrero; Smoak 4; Blanco; Young, M 4; Gentry 2.
RBI: Garko (2), Young, M (16), Hamilton (13), Smoak (5).
2-out RBI: Young, M; Hamilton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Treanor; Smoak; Murphy, Dv.
GIDP: Young, M.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
PO: Treanor (1st base by Braden).

FIELDING
E: Harden (1, fielding).

BATTING
2B: Davis, R (3, Harden).
HR: Kouzmanoff (2, 9th inning off Francisco, F, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Gross; Sweeney, R; Kouzmanoff 4; Davis, R 2; Chavez, Er; Pennington.
RBI: Kouzmanoff 2 (15).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barton 2; Fox.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Kouzmanoff (3, throw).
DP: (Pennington-Rosales-Barton).
Pickoffs: Braden (Treanor at 1st base).

TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harden(W, 2-1)7.02000903.52
O'Day(H, 5)0.22000000.00
Francisco, F(H, 2)0.12221117.15
Feliz(S, 6)1.00000204.61
Totals9.062211213.43
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Braden(L, 3-2)7.011330304.14
Ross, T1.00000103.86
Blevins1.02110013.86
Totals9.013440414.04
Francisco, F pitched to 3 batters in the 9th.
Braden pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

Pitches-strikes: Harden 108-77, O'Day 16-10, Francisco, F 18-10, Feliz 16-11, Braden 97-66, Ross, T 15-9, Blevins 9-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Harden 4-7, O'Day 1-0, Francisco, F 0-0, Feliz 0-0, Braden 10-1, Ross, T 1-1, Blevins 0-2.
Batters faced: Harden 24, O'Day 4, Francisco, F 4, Feliz 3, Braden 30, Ross, T 3, Blevins 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Francisco, F 2-0, Feliz 1-0, Ross, T 2-0.
Ejections: Texas Rangers Manager Ron Washington ejected by 3B umpire Joe West (2nd)
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 64 degrees, clear.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:40.
Att: 8,874.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
May 3, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media