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Trevor Cahill held Texas to one run and led the Oakland Athletics to a 9-1 victory over the Rangers Tuesday. Cahill (10-12) limited the Rangers to six hits in 5 2/3 innings and knocked them down to seven games in back of Boston in the American League wild-card hunt.
Julio Borbon, David Murphy and Hank Blalock had three hits and two RBI apiece Monday in the Texas Rangers' 10-3 win over Oakland. Chris Davis hit a two-run triple for Texas, which has won two of its last three games and remained seven games behind the Boston Red Sox in the AL Wild-card chase.
Placido Polanco had two hits and three RBI Sunday to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 6-2 win over Minnesota, averting a three-game sweep by the Twins. Polanco's two-run single erased a 2-1 deficit with no outs in the top of the fifth and his sacrifice fly in the ninth capped the scoring. Ryan Raburn hit a solo homer, Magglio Ordonez had two hits and one RBI, Carlos Guillen hit an RBI triple and Gerald Laird added two hits for the Tigers, who upped their AL Central Division lead over the Twins to...
Solo homers by Kurt Suzuki and Mark Ellis Saturday helped Oakland to an 8-4 victory against Cleveland. Ellis hit a solo homer, giving Oakland a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Suzuki had three of the Athletics' 16 hits and his lead-off homer put Oakland ahead 7-3 in the fourth. Bobby Crosby and Cliff Pennington added two RBI apiece.
Brett Carroll's pinch-hit RBI double capped a four-run ninth Friday, boosting the Florida Marlins to a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Before Carroll's game-winner, Jorge Cantu and John Baker sandwiched run-scoring singles around an RBI groundout by Dan Uggla. The rally erased a 2-0 Florida deficit. Cantu
Kurt Suzuki's three-run homer in the third gave Oakland a five-run lead Thursday and vaulted the Athletics to a 5-2 victory over Cleveland. Oakland has won four in a row and has allowed just three runs during its winning streak. Clayton Mortensen (2-2) picked up the win in his fourth major league start.
Trevor Cahill and two relievers combined on a one-hitter Wednesday, bringing Oakland a 4-0 win over the slumping Texas Rangers. Cahill gave up a lead-off single to Marlon Byrd in the second inning and the Rangers managed only two base runners the rest of the way. Texas has lost four straight games and has been shut out in three of them.
Fernando Rodney finished off a scoreless four-inning effort from the relief corps Wednesday and Detroit rallied to edge Kansas City 4-3. The Tigers overcame a 3-0 deficit and stayed 4 1/2 games in front of Minnesota in the American League Central.
Rajai Davis drove in four runs and scored once Tuesday to lead Oakland in a 6-1 romp over the Texas Rangers. Kurt Suzuki also drove in a run for the Athletics, who have won seven of their last nine games. Oakland starter Edgar Gonzalez lasted four-plus innings and Craig Breslow (7-7) picked up the win
Michael Young was in the Texas Rangers lineup Tuesday against Oakland after being out two weeks with a strained left hamstring. Young was injured when he grounded out to end the third inning in the second portion of a doubleheader on Sept.