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Rangers come alive to set up title clincher

Vladimir Guerrero homered and knocked in four and Jeff Francoeur added three hits and two RBIs as the Rangers came to life to take down the Athletics and trim their magic number to clinch the AL West to two.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Andrus, SS4010002.266
Young, M, 3B4111102.283
Cruz, N, LF5120014.313
Guerrero, DH5134001.303
2-German, E, PR-DH0000000.000
Kinsler, 2B5120002.290
Francoeur, RF5232002.247
Cantu, 1B3010011.252
1-Davis, C, PR-1B2210012.209
Molina, B, C4021013.239
Borbon, CF4222011.277
Totals411018101520.275
1-Ran for Cantu in the 7th. 2-Ran for Guerrero in the 9th.
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellis, M, 2B5130000.281
Barton, 1B4000112.272
Suzuki, K, C4010003.247
Powell, C1000011.229
Cust, DH5010026.276
Gross, CF2000001.235
a-Carson, M, PH-CF2011000.171
Carter, LF4010012.130
Iwamura, 3B3100121.174
Hermida, RF4141000.213
Pennington, SS4011003.245
Totals3831232719.255
a-Singled for Gross in the 6th.
BATTING
2B: Kinsler (18, Cramer), Cantu (28, Cramer), Guerrero (26, Bonser), Molina, B (11, Wolf), Young, M (34, Wolf).
HR: Guerrero (28, 2nd inning off Cramer, 0 on, 0 out), Francoeur (12, 7th inning off Cramer, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Davis, C; Kinsler 3; Andrus; Francoeur 6; Guerrero 7; Molina, B 3; Cantu 2; Cruz, N 2; Borbon 2; Young, M 2.
RBI: Guerrero 4 (111), Francoeur 2 (61), Borbon 2 (38), Molina, B (34), Young, M (87).
2-out RBI: Guerrero 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N 2; Kinsler; Molina, B.
SAC: Molina, B; Andrus.
GIDP: Kinsler.
Team RISP: 7-for-15.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Cantu-Andrus-Kinsler).

BATTING
2B: Carter (1, Hunter, T), Pennington (25, Oliver, D), Hermida (11, Ogando).
TB: Hermida 5; Ellis, M 3; Carson, M; Suzuki, K; Cust; Carter 2; Pennington 2.
RBI: Carson, M (8), Pennington (42), Hermida (28).
2-out RBI: Carson, M; Hermida.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Iwamura; Carter; Cust 2; Pennington.
GIDP: Pennington.
Team RISP: 4-for-10.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellis, M (6, 2nd base off Hunter, T/Molina, B).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Pennington-Ellis, M-Barton, Pennington-Barton).

TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hunter, T(W, 13-4)5.16110403.83
Rapada(H, 2)0.10000100.00
O'Day(H, 21)0.21000102.02
Oliver, D0.23111002.52
Ogando1.01111001.36
Feliz1.01000102.91
Totals9.012332703.90
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cramer(L, 2-1)6.08440323.71
Bonser0.23331007.06
Wolf1.15330003.86
James1.02000202.25
Totals9.01810101523.55
Cramer pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Hunter, T 78-51, Rapada 4-3, O'Day 11-6, Oliver, D 23-14, Ogando 21-12, Feliz 15-12, Cramer 71-47, Bonser 18-11, Wolf 20-15, James 16-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hunter, T 8-3, Rapada 0-0, O'Day 0-0, Oliver, D 1-0, Ogando 0-2, Feliz 2-0, Cramer 8-2, Bonser 2-0, Wolf 2-1, James 0-1.
Batters faced: Hunter, T 21, Rapada 1, O'Day 3, Oliver, D 6, Ogando 5, Feliz 4, Cramer 25, Bonser 6, Wolf 8, James 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Rapada 2-0, O'Day 2-1, Bonser 1-1, Wolf 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Knight. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 77 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:03.
Att: 13,539.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
September 24, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media