Texas 9, Oakland 8
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(83-68)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Texas 2 0 0 2 4 1 0 0 0 9 11 0
Oakland 0 0 0 5 1 1 1 0 0 8 12 3
WP: T. Hunter (9-4) S: F. Francisco (24)
LP: C. Mortensen (2-3)
(72-80)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Texas
- D. Murphy hit sacrifice fly to right, J. Borbon scored
- H. Blalock doubled to right center, M. Byrd scored
Top 4th: Texas
- H. Blalock homered to deep center, M. Byrd scored
Bot 4th: Oakland
- R. Sweeney doubled to deep center, R. Davis scored
- J. Cust singled, R. Sweeney scored, K. Suzuki to second
- M. Ellis doubled to left, K. Suzuki scored, J. Cust to third
- C. Pennington singled to right, J. Cust and M. Ellis scored, C. Pennington out at second
Top 5th: Texas
- M. Byrd singled to shallow center, E. Andrus and D. Murphy scored
- H. Blalock doubled to right center, M. Byrd scored, H. Blalock to third on M. Ellis' fielding error
- N. Cruz singled to shortstop, H. Blalock scored
Bot 5th: Oakland
- E. Patterson homered to deep right
Top 6th: Texas
- D. Murphy singled to shallow left, J. Borbon scored, E. Andrus to second
Bot 6th: Oakland
- D. Barton singled to shallow right, M. Ellis scored
Bot 7th: Oakland
- R. Davis doubled to right, E. Patterson scored
 Texas
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
J. Borbon dh 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 .311
E. Andrus ss 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 .270
D. Murphy lf 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 .276
M. Byrd cf 5 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 .282
H. Blalock 1b 5 2 3 4 1 0 1 0 0 .244
    I. Kinsler 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249
N. Cruz rf 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 .262
C. Davis 3b-1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .219
I. Rodriguez c 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .253
O. Vizquel 2b-3b 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .269
 Totals 37 9 11 9 1 3 4 4 8  
 Batting
2B - H Blalock 2 (21, C Mortensen, B Kilby).
HR - H Blalock (25, 4th inning off C Mortensen 1 on, 0 Out).
S - J Borbon.
SF - D Murphy.
RBI - D Murphy 2 (51), M Byrd 2 (81), H Blalock 4 (66), N Cruz (74).
2-out RBI - D Murphy, M Byrd 2, H Blalock 2, N Cruz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Murphy 1, M Byrd 1, N Cruz 1.
Team LOB - 6.
 Base Running
SB - J Borbon (17, 2nd base off C Mortensen/K Suzuki), E Andrus 2 (31, 2nd base off C Mortensen/K Suzuki, 3rd base off C Mortensen/K Suzuki), D Murphy (9, 2nd base off C Mortensen/K Suzuki).
CS - J Borbon (2, 2nd base by C Mortensen/K Suzuki).
 
 Fielding
Outfield assists - N Cruz.
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
A. Kennedy 3b 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .287
R. Davis cf 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .319
R. Sweeney rf 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291
K. Suzuki c 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .269
J. Cust dh 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 .238
    N. Garciaparra phdh- 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .276
M. Ellis 2b 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273
D. Barton 1b 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .258
C. Pennington ss 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 .283
E. Patterson lf 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .238
 Totals 38 8 12 8 1 1 6 0 11  
 Batting
2B - R Davis (23, D O'Day); R Sweeney (30, T Hunter); M Ellis 2 (23, T Hunter 2).
HR - E Patterson (1, 5th inning off T Hunter 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - R Davis (46), R Sweeney (52), J Cust (64), M Ellis (57), D Barton (16), C Pennington 2 (18), E Patterson (6).
2-out RBI - D Barton, C Pennington 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Kennedy 1, N Garciaparra 1.
Team LOB - 5.
 Fielding
E - A Kennedy (16, field); M Ellis (4, field); C Pennington (3, field).
 Texas
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA 
T. Hunter (W, 9-4) 5.2 9 7 7 0 2 1 1.21 3.67  
D. Nippert (H, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.40 4.14  
D. O'Day (H, 19) 0.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.94 1.90  
C.J. Wilson (H, 18) 1.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 1.34 2.94  
F. Francisco (S, 24) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.07 3.28  
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA 
C. Mortensen (L, 2-3) 4.2 6 7 3 1 1 1 1.54 6.08  
B. Kilby 0.1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.53 0.00  
J. Gray 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1.26 2.74  
J. Meloan 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.00 0.00  
M. Wuertz 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.99 2.76  
A. Bailey 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.91 1.93  
HPB - D Barton (by C Wilson).
Pitches-strikes - T Hunter 79-55; D Nippert 8-5; D O'Day 8-5; C Wilson 38-20; F Francisco 18-12; C Mortensen 88-57; B Kilby 7-4; J Gray 26-14; J Meloan 10-8; M Wuertz 17-9; A Bailey 14-9.
Ground balls-fly balls - T Hunter 9-10; D Nippert 1-0; D O'Day 1-1; C Wilson 1-1; F Francisco 0-1; C Mortensen 9-5; B Kilby 2-0; J Gray 5-0; J Meloan 0-1; M Wuertz 2-0; A Bailey 0-1.
Batters faced - T Hunter 25; D Nippert 1; D O'Day 3; C Wilson 8; F Francisco 3; C Mortensen 22; B Kilby 3; J Gray 6; J Meloan 4; M Wuertz 4; A Bailey 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Mike Reilly. 1B--Chuck Meriwether. 2B--Laz Diaz. 3B--Eric Cooper.

Updated on Thursday, Sep 24, 2009 4:46 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Texas
H. Blalock Hank Blalock
3-5, 1 HR
4 RBI
 Oakland
E. Patterson Eric Patterson
2-3, 1 HR
1 RBI