Texas 6, Oakland 1
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(72-75)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Texas 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 14 0
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 2
WP: D. Nippert (3-4)
LP: D. Braden (5-4)
(67-79)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 2nd: Texas
- J. Arias singled to center, H. Blalock and G. Laird scored, T. Teagarden to third
- M. Young singled to center, T. Teagarden scored, J. Arias to third
Top 3rd: Texas
- C. Davis doubled to deep left, G. Laird and N. Cruz scored
Top 5th: Texas
- H. Blalock homered to deep right center
Bot 6th: Oakland
- C. Pennington hit sacrifice fly to right, J. Cust scored
 Texas
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Arias 2b 5 0 2 2 0 0 3 .250
M. Young ss 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 .280
J. Hamilton cf 4 0 3 0 0 1 2 .306
    B. Boggs ph-lf 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .230
M. Byrd lf-cf 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .293
N. Cruz rf 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 .316
H. Blalock 1b 5 2 2 1 0 0 3 .264
G. Laird c 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 .288
C. Davis 3b 5 0 1 2 0 2 2 .271
T. Teagarden dh 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 .385
 Totals 41 6 14 5 3 6 19  
 Batting
2B - J Hamilton (32, D Braden); N Cruz (3, D Braden); C Davis (19, D Braden); T Teagarden (3, K Saarloos).
HR - H Blalock (6, 5th inning off D Braden 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - J Arias 2 (5), C Davis 2 (45), H Blalock (21).
2-out RBI - J Arias 2, C Davis 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Byrd 1, J Hamilton 1, H Blalock 2, J Arias 2, N Cruz 1.
Team LOB - 11.
 Base Running
Picked Off - J Arias (1st base, D Braden).
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
R. Davis cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .272
A. Cunningham lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .273
R. Sweeney rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .285
J. Cust dh 4 1 1 0 0 3 2 .228
K. Suzuki c 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .287
D. Barton 1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .215
C. Pennington ss 3 0 1 1 0 1 2 .250
J. Baisley 3b 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 .000
E. Patterson 2b 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .178
 Totals 30 1 4 1 4 10 12  
 Batting
2B - R Davis (5, D Nippert); J Cust (16, D Nippert).
SF - C Pennington.
RBI - C Pennington (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Cust 1, E Patterson 1, J Baisley 2.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - C Pennington (2, 2nd base off D Nippert/G Laird).
 
 Fielding
E - R Davis (1, bobble); E Patterson (5, ground ball).
 Texas
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
D. Nippert (W, 3-4) 5.0 4 1 1 4 7 0 6.20
J. Wright 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.83
B. White 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10.80
F. Francisco 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.38
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
D. Braden (L, 5-4) 4.0 9 6 5 3 2 1 4.14
K. Saarloos 3.0 3 0 0 0 2 0 4.30
K. Foulke 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.30
J. Gray 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.50
WP - D Nippert.
Pitches-strikes - D Nippert 104-56; J Wright 29-21; B White 7-5; F Francisco 10-7; D Braden 96-59; K Saarloos 45-29; K Foulke 21-15; J Gray 8-8.
Ground balls-fly balls - D Nippert 4-4; J Wright 2-4; B White 1-1; F Francisco 0-1; D Braden 2-7; K Saarloos 5-2; K Foulke 0-2; J Gray 1-1.
Batters faced - D Nippert 23; J Wright 6; B White 3; F Francisco 3; D Braden 24; K Saarloos 12; K Foulke 5; J Gray 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Mike Everitt. 1B--Mike Dimuro. 2B--Tim Mcclelland. 3B--Angel Campos.
Time: 2:46.
Attendance: 10,566.
Weather: 60 degrees, clear.
Wind: 14 mph, left to right.
Game Notes
TEXAS OUTFIELDER JOSH HAMILTON LEFT THE GAME IN THE TOP OF THE EIGHTH INNING DUE TO A BRUISED RIGHT FOOT.

Updated on Friday, Sep 12, 2008 12:58 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Texas
H. Blalock Hank Blalock
2-5, 1 HR
1 RBI
 Oakland
C. Pennington Cliff Pennington
1-3
1 RBI