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Oakland can't prevent the inevitable

Oakland was hoping to prevent Texas from clinching the AL West title on its own turf. Unfortunately, Cliff Pennington's game-tying homer didn't go far enough, as the Rangers knocked the A's out of the playoff picture.


MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Andrus, SS4100113.265
Young, M, 3B5121011.284
Cruz, N, LF3000201.310
Guerrero, DH3000101.301
Kinsler, 2B3120102.293
Francoeur, RF4000003.244
Cantu, 1B4132000.257
Davis, C, 1B0000000.209
Treanor, C4000002.212
Borbon, CF4020011.279
Davis, R, CF4110011.272
Barton, 1B3010111.273
Ellis, M, 2B3010102.281
Suzuki, K, DH4001013.245
Kouzmanoff, 3B3000013.250
Carter, LF4010021.140
Carson, M, RF2000001.167
a-Gross, PH0000000.235
b-Tolleson, S, PH1000000.277
Hermida, RF1010000.217
Powell, C1100200.226
c-Cust, PH1000001.275
Pennington, SS4122003.247
a-Batted for Carson, M in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Gross in the 7th. c-Popped out for Powell in the 9th.
2B: Kinsler (19, Gonzalez, G), Young, M (35, Breslow).
HR: Young, M (21, 3rd inning off Gonzalez, G, 0 on, 0 out), Cantu (11, 8th inning off Wuertz, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Kinsler 3; Cantu 6; Borbon 2; Young, M 6.
RBI: Young, M (88), Cantu 2 (56).
2-out RBI: Cantu.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler; Andrus; Francoeur; Borbon; Cruz, N.
GIDP: Guerrero, Francoeur.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

SB: Cruz, N (16, 2nd base off Gonzalez, G/Powell), Kinsler (14, 2nd base off Gonzalez, G/Powell), Andrus 2 (32, 2nd base off Rodriguez, Henry Alb/Powell, 3rd base off Rodriguez, Henry Alb/Powell).

DP: 2 (Andrus, Andrus-Kinsler-Cantu).
Pickoffs: Holland, D (Ellis, M at 1st base).

2B: Hermida (12, Feliz, N).
HR: Pennington (5, 7th inning off Rapada, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Hermida 2; Ellis, M; Barton; Davis, R; Carter; Pennington 5.
RBI: Suzuki, K (68), Pennington 2 (44).
2-out RBI: Pennington 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, R; Pennington.
GIDP: Pennington, Carter.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

SB: Davis, R (47, 2nd base off Holland, D/Treanor), Pennington (26, 2nd base off Holland, D/Treanor).
CS: Ellis, M (6, 2nd base by Holland, D/Treanor).
PO: Ellis, M (1st base by Holland, D).

E: Powell (5, throw), Carter (2, fielding).
DP: 2 (Pennington-Ellis, M-Barton 2).

Holland, D5.04112304.30
Nippert(H, 5)1.10001104.36
Rapada(BS, 1)0.11221013.00
O'Day(W, 5-2)1.01000001.98
Feliz, N(S, 38)1.11000202.85
Gonzalez, G6.07223213.35
Rodriguez, Henry Alb1.00111103.60
Wuertz(L, 2-3)1.01111014.31
Game Scores: Holland, D 56, Gonzalez, G 49.
WP: Rodriguez, Henry Alb.
HBP: Kouzmanoff (by Holland, D).
Pitches-strikes: Holland, D 91-54, Nippert 22-14, Rapada 12-6, O'Day 15-9, Feliz, N 24-16, Gonzalez, G 106-61, Rodriguez, Henry Alb 23-14, Wuertz 18-9, Breslow 10-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Holland, D 6-2, Nippert 0-2, Rapada 1-0, O'Day 0-2, Feliz, N 0-1, Gonzalez, G 9-4, Rodriguez, Henry Alb 1-1, Wuertz 1-0, Breslow 2-1.
Batters faced: Holland, D 19, Nippert 5, Rapada 3, O'Day 4, Feliz, N 5, Gonzalez, G 27, Rodriguez, Henry Alb 4, Wuertz 4, Breslow 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Feliz, N 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Brian Knight.
Weather: 79 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 3:14.
Att: 20,136.
Venue: Coliseum.
September 25, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media