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Long balls make for long night in Texas

Gio Gonzalez was hit hard in a four-plus-inning outing and the A's bullpen didn't fare much better, surrendering a combined five home runs to the Rangers. Oakland fell to second place in the AL West.


MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Pennington, SS2000121.256
a-Patterson, E, PH-2B1111000.234
Rosales, 2B-SS4000012.268
Barton, 1B3010110.297
Kouzmanoff, 3B4010012.267
Sweeney, R, RF3000012.296
Gross, RF1010000.255
Fox, LF4010021.196
Powell, C4020002.207
Donaldson, DH4000023.053
Davis, R, CF3010001.227
a-Homered for Pennington in the 8th.
Andrus, SS5010003.292
Young, M, 3B4231000.290
Blanco, A, 3B1000000.206
Hamilton, J, CF-LF5232001.285
Guerrero, RF4221002.336
Borbon, CF1010000.221
Kinsler, 2B4221112.340
Smoak, 1B4112112.194
Garko, DH4011111.094
Murphy, Dv, LF-RF5000005.222
Ramirez, M, C4131012.385
2B: Powell (2, Holland, D), Kouzmanoff (6, Holland, D).
HR: Patterson, E (3, 8th inning off Mathis, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Gross; Barton; Kouzmanoff 2; Fox; Davis, R; Patterson, E 4; Powell 3.
RBI: Patterson, E (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rosales; Fox; Donaldson.
GIDP: Powell.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

PO: Davis, R (1st base by Holland, D).

E: Gonzalez, G (1, fielding).
Pickoffs: Gonzalez, G (Andrus at 2nd base).

2B: Andrus (4, Gonzalez, G), Young, M (5, Gonzalez, G), Kinsler (4, Gonzalez, G).
HR: Hamilton, J (7, 5th inning off Gonzalez, G, 1 on, 0 out), Guerrero (7, 5th inning off Gaudin, 0 on, 0 out), Ramirez, M (1, 6th inning off Gaudin, 0 on, 1 out), Young, M (3, 6th inning off Gaudin, 0 on, 2 out), Smoak (4, 7th inning off Rodriguez, Henry Alb, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Kinsler 3; Andrus 2; Hamilton, J 6; Guerrero 5; Smoak 4; Garko; Borbon; Young, M 7; Ramirez, M 6.
RBI: Kinsler (3), Hamilton, J 2 (23), Guerrero (27), Ramirez, M (2), Young, M (20), Smoak 2 (10), Garko (3).
2-out RBI: Young, M; Garko.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guerrero; Ramirez, M; Andrus; Murphy, Dv 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-9.
Team LOB: 10.

CS: Andrus (6, 3rd base by Gonzalez, G/Powell).
PO: Andrus (2nd base by Gonzalez, G).

DP: (Mathis-Andrus-Smoak).
Pickoffs: Holland, D (Davis, R at 1st base).

Gonzalez, G(L, 3-3)4.09440314.08
Rodriguez, Henry Alb1.122210113.50
Ramirez, E1.02112104.91
Holland, D(W, 1-0)6.05001700.00
Gonzalez, G pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.

Game Scores: Gonzalez, G 31, Holland, D 68.
Balk: Gonzalez, G.
Pitches-strikes: Gonzalez, G 97-62, Gaudin 26-15, Rodriguez, Henry Alb 31-18, Ramirez, E 32-19, Holland, D 103-68, O'Day 16-11, Mathis 36-19.
Groundouts-flyouts: Gonzalez, G 4-3, Gaudin 3-2, Rodriguez, Henry Alb 2-0, Ramirez, E 1-0, Holland, D 5-4, O'Day 0-1, Mathis 3-0.
Batters faced: Gonzalez, G 21, Gaudin 9, Rodriguez, Henry Alb 7, Ramirez, E 7, Holland, D 23, O'Day 3, Mathis 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Rodriguez, Henry Alb 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Bob Davidson. 2B: Alfonso Marquez. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 83 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 30 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:08.
Att: 27,507.
Venue: Globe Life Park in Arlington.
May 12, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media