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2009-08-06 19:04:18

Michael Young had two hits -- one a solo homer -- Thursday, leading the Texas Rangers to a 6-4 win over Oakland. His 18th homer came in the third inning, and his second RBI of the game came on a fifth-inning single. Hank Blalock hit a solo homer. David Murphy and Andruw Jones had two hits and one RBI apiece, while Marlon Byrd added one RBI for the Rangers, who avoided a three-game sweep. Winner Tommy Hunter (4-2) yielded three runs and three hits in seven innings. Closer C.J. Wilson earned...

2009-08-06 00:14:01

Adam Kennedy snapped a tie with a two-run homer in the sixth inning Wednesday, giving the Oakland Athletics a 7-5 victory over Texas. The A's won for the third straight night in a four-game series that concludes Thursday. Texas overcame a two-run deficit to take a 3-2 lead, and then rallied from two runs down again to forge a 5-5 tie going into the bottom of the sixth. Vicente Padilla (8-6) gave up a one-out double to Mark Ellis in the sixth, but after retiring Cliff Pennington on strikes was...

2009-08-05 00:32:38

Mark Ellis drove in three runs in Oakland's 6-0 win over the Texas Rangers Tuesday. Ellis, who has a nine-game hitting streak, went 3-for-4 in support of Gio Gonzalez (3-2) who struck out seven and held Texas to three hits in 6 2/3 innings for the win. The Athletics scored single runs in four of the first five innings of the game and tacked on two in the eighth for their fifth victory in their past eight games. The Rangers managed only five hits, including two by Marlon Byrd and one by...

2009-08-04 00:40:42

Rajai Davis smacked a pinch-hit, two-run triple to finish off a three-run ninth inning Monday and the Oakland A's came from behind to beat Texas 3-2. The A's trailed 2-0 going into the bottom of the ninth but got a run on successive singles by Jack Cust, Tommy Everidge and Mark Ellis -- setting up Davis' game-winner off Rangers' reliever C.J. Wilson (4-5). Oakland starter Brett Anderson went 7 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on six hits with three walks and eight strikeouts, but did not figure...

2009-08-02 18:49:52

Toronto's Alex Rios hit a three-run double and Aaron Hill whacked a two-run homer in the first inning Sunday and the Blue Jays went on to beat Oakland 7-2. The early outburst gave Jays starter Ricky Romero (10-4) a 5-0 lead before he took the mound. The left-handed rookie worked seven innings, allowing two runs and eight hits, winning for the seventh time in his last nine appearances. Rod Barajas added a solo home run and Adam Lind drove in a run for Toronto. Mark Ellis and Kurt Suzuki each...

2009-08-02 01:06:35

Aaron Hill's had two hits, including a three-run homer, and drove in four runs Saturday to key the Toronto Blue Jays' 6-5 win over Oakland. The homer, Hill's 25th of the season, erased a 4-3 deficit with two outs in the top of the fourth. Lyle Overbay had two hits, including a second-inning solo homer, his 11th of the season. Raul Chavez had two hits and one RBI and Vernon Wells added two hits for the Blue Jays, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Winner Brett Cecil (5-1) gave up four...

2009-08-01 00:18:07

Ryan Sweeney gave Oakland a quick start with a two-run single in the first Friday and the Athletics capitalized on three errors to defeat Toronto 8-5. Oakland scored three unearned runs in dealing the Blue Jays their third straight loss. Sweeney also drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk during Oakland's four-run fourth that gave the Athletics an 8-1 lead. Rajai Davis contributed a two-run single in the fourth. Dallas Braden (8-9) got the win despite giving up five runs on eight hits in 6...

2009-07-27 21:58:46

Dustin Pedroia went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI Monday to help the Boston Red Sox post an 8-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Josh Beckett (12-4) allowed three runs on eight hits in seven-plus innings to remain perfect at home this season. Beckett, who tied a season high with 10 strikeouts, is 7-0 in 10 starts this year home. Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-5 with an RBI for the Red Sox, who have won three of their past four games. Adam LaRoche had two doubles, an RBI and a run...

2009-07-26 16:32:02

Robinson Cano and Derek Jeter combined for five RBI for the New York Yankees Sunday in 7-5 win over the Oakland Athletics. Cano hit a three-run double and Jeter singled in two runs. Mark Teixeira and Hideki Matsui each added an RBI for New York, which has won nine of its last 10 games. Reliever Phil Coke (2-3) pitched one inning and gave up a two-run homer to Mark Ellis but still emerged with the win. Ellis had three RBI and Kurt Suzuki and Scott Hairston each drove in a run for the...

2009-07-22 19:21:07

Rajai Davis had two hits and four RBI Wednesday, propelling Oakland's 16-1 rout of the Minnesota Twins. The 16 runs were a single-game high for the Athletics this season. They scored 12 of the game's first 13 runs, thanks to outbursts of five in the first inning and seven in the second. Scott Hairston had three hits -- one a three-run homer. Matt Holliday had three hits and one RBI. Orlando Cabrera had two hits and two RBI. Kurt Suzuki hit a two-run single, while Mark Ellis added one RBI for...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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