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Four homers, 22 hits turn bout into rout

The Rangers poured out 16 runs and a season-best 22 hits to overcome the A's, who rallied late but watched Texas roar right back. Mitch Moreland belted two home runs, making a strong case for October playing time.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Borbon, CF7232013.282
German, E, 2B5321114.333
Murphy, Dv, LF4224203.290
Francoeur, DH6244011.250
Davis, C, 1B6000025.198
Cantu, 3B6130003.260
Moreland, RF6235014.254
Blanco, SS5330102.286
Teagarden, C5120011.157
Totals501622164726.277
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Davis, R, CF6142002.277
Barton, 1B3000022.271
Larish, 1B1000012.177
b-Donaldson, PH-1B2011002.167
Ellis, M, 2B3010001.281
Sogard, 2B1010100.429
Cust, DH5100004.271
Suzuki, K, C3010011.246
Powell, C2000001.222
Kouzmanoff, 3B3010011.251
Iwamura, 3B1100100.173
Hermida, RF3000012.214
a-Carson, M, PH-RF1211100.177
Gross, LF2322300.242
Pennington, SS2000014.246
Tolleson, SS1113200.292
Totals3991398722.255
a-Walked for Hermida in the 8th. b-Singled for Larish in the 8th.
BATTING
HR: Moreland 2 (7, 3rd inning off Cahill, 1 on, 1 out; 9th inning off Wolf, 2 on, 2 out), Francoeur (13, 4th inning off Cahill, 0 on, 0 out), Murphy, Dv (12, 6th inning off Mazzaro, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Moreland 9; Francoeur 7; Cantu 3; German, E 2; Blanco 3; Borbon 3; Teagarden 2; Murphy, Dv 5.
RBI: Francoeur 4 (65), Borbon 2 (40), Murphy, Dv 4 (63), Moreland 5 (23), German, E (1).
2-out RBI: Murphy, Dv; Moreland 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Moreland 2; Francoeur; Murphy, Dv; Blanco; Borbon.
SAC: Teagarden.
Team RISP: 8-for-18.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: German, E (3, 2nd base off Cahill/Suzuki, K).

FIELDING
DP: (Blanco-German, E-Davis, C).

BATTING
2B: Kouzmanoff (32, Lewis), Gross (11, Lewis), Davis, R (25, Strop).
HR: Tolleson (1, 8th inning off Harrison, M, 2 on, 2 out), Carson, M (4, 9th inning off Rapada, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Donaldson; Gross 3; Carson, M 4; Sogard; Ellis, M; Suzuki, K; Kouzmanoff 2; Davis, R 5; Tolleson 4.
RBI: Davis, R 2 (50), Gross 2 (25), Tolleson 3 (4), Donaldson (4), Carson, M (9).
2-out RBI: Davis, R 2; Gross 2; Tolleson 3; Donaldson; Carson, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pennington 2; Larish 2; Cust; Donaldson.
GIDP: Ellis, M.
Team RISP: 5-for-12.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Donaldson (2, fielding), Iwamura (4, throw).

TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lewis(W, 12-13)6.06111603.72
Kirkman1.00002100.66
Harrison, M0.23552014.76
Strop0.011100011.42
Rapada(H, 3)1.02223015.14
Ogando0.11000001.35
Totals9.013998723.93
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cahill(L, 17-8)4.012771323.08
Mazzaro4.05221314.26
Rodriguez, H0.02532004.68
Wolf1.03220115.23
Totals9.02216124743.61
Strop pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Rodriguez, H pitched to 5 batters in the 9th.

Pitches-strikes: Lewis 102-69, Kirkman 20-8, Harrison, M 27-15, Strop 1-1, Rapada 35-15, Ogando 8-5, Cahill 80-49, Mazzaro 68-41, Rodriguez, H 14-5, Wolf 25-19.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lewis 4-3, Kirkman 2-0, Harrison, M 2-0, Strop 0-0, Rapada 3-0, Ogando 1-0, Cahill 6-2, Mazzaro 2-6, Rodriguez, H 1-0, Wolf 1-1.
Batters faced: Lewis 24, Kirkman 5, Harrison, M 7, Strop 1, Rapada 8, Ogando 2, Cahill 25, Mazzaro 18, Rodriguez, H 5, Wolf 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Rapada 1-1, Ogando 2-1, Wolf 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Sam Holbrook. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Brian Knight. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 77 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 6 mph, L to R.
T: 3:27.
Att: 21,030.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
September 26, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media