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A's fast start fizzles against Rangers ace

The A's got to Rangers ace Cliff Lee early, when Kurt Suzuki's double scored Daric Barton in the first inning, but their offense was cooled from there and Dallas Braden took his first loss in three starts.

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TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andrus, SS3111110.277
Young, M, 3B4000002.295
Hamilton, CF3111100.357
Guerrero, DH3000101.303
Cruz, N, RF3000112.322
Cantu, 1B4010001.263
Murphy, Dv, LF4010001.259
Guzman, C, 2B4110002.272
Teagarden, C4222012.105
Totals325744311.276
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crisp, CF4000001.239
Barton, 1B4130011.276
Suzuki, K, C4021001.263
Kouzmanoff, 3B4000014.269
Rosales, DH4000031.272
Ellis, M, 2B4000000.259
Davis, R, LF4020010.278
Carson, M, RF3000011.211
a-Cust, PH1000011.290
Pennington, SS3010011.259
Totals351810911.260
a-Struck out for Carson, M in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Teagarden (1, Braden), Andrus (13, Braden).
HR: Hamilton (24, 4th inning off Braden, 0 on, 0 out), Teagarden (2, 5th inning off Braden, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Andrus 2; Hamilton 4; Teagarden 6; Guzman, C; Cantu; Murphy, Dv.
RBI: Andrus (29), Hamilton (76), Teagarden 2 (4).
2-out RBI: Andrus.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young, M; Teagarden; Cruz, N.
GIDP: Cantu.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

BATTING
2B: Suzuki, K (10, Lee, Cl), Davis, R (19, Lee, Cl).
3B: Barton (3, Lee, Cl).
TB: Barton 5; Suzuki, K 3; Davis, R 3; Pennington.
RBI: Suzuki, K (49).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rosales; Pennington; Kouzmanoff; Cust.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Ziegler (1, pickoff).
DP: 2 (Ellis, M-Barton, Pennington-Ellis, M-Barton).

TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lee, Cl(W, 10-5)8.07110802.44
Francisco, F1.01000103.65
Totals9.08110903.76
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Braden(L, 6-8)6.05442123.75
Rodriguez, H1.01000105.06
Ziegler1.00112103.57
Bonser1.010000012.00
Totals9.07554323.71
WP: Rodriguez, H.
Balk: Ziegler.
IBB: Hamilton (by Ziegler).
Pitches-strikes: Lee, Cl 112-82, Francisco, F 13-10, Braden 88-58, Rodriguez, H 9-8, Ziegler 27-13, Bonser 11-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lee, Cl 4-6, Francisco, F 0-1, Braden 9-3, Rodriguez, H 1-1, Ziegler 0-2, Bonser 0-3.
Batters faced: Lee, Cl 31, Francisco, F 4, Braden 23, Rodriguez, H 4, Ziegler 5, Bonser 4.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Dan Bellino. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 60 degrees, clear.
Wind: 13 mph, L to R.
T: 2:19.
Att: 26,388.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
August 6, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media