Oak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Tex 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Date of game: 9/14/2013

Recap: Texas vs. Oakland

Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Bartolo Colon outpitched Yu Darvish and the Oakland Athletics continued to increase their AL West lead over Texas with Saturday's 1-0 win.

Colon (16-6) held the Rangers to seven hits, walked one and struck out seven over eight innings. Grant Balfour worked around a two-out walk to Mitch Moreland in the ninth, getting pinch-hitter David Murphy looking at a called third strike for his 38th save.

Brandon Moss drove in the only run with a first-inning double for the Athletics, who have won four straight and seven of eight, upping their lead to 5 1/2 games over Texas for first place.

"This is how many we were down last year with nine to go and we ended up winning it, so it's not over," said Moss.

The hit by Moss was just one of four allowed by Darvish (12-9), who walked one and fanned 10 in seven innings.

Ian Kinsler and A.J. Pierzynski both had two hits for Texas, which still has hold of an AL wild card spot but wants more out of the season.

"We're still going to try to go for the division. I think that's what we all want," said Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus.

The Rangers have lost five games in a row and eight of nine overall.

Texas finished 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight, including two men in scoring position in the fourth. Geovany Soto followed a two-out single by Pierzynski with a double, but Colon struck out Moreland swinging to end the threat.

Another runner was left at third base in the eighth.

Game Notes

Colon became the first pitcher to notch 20 wins against the Texas Rangers. He is now 20-8 versus the franchise for his career. Bert Blyleven, Dennis Leonard and Jack Morris had 19 wins against the Rangers ... Darvish has lost four consecutive starts for the first time in his career and is winless in his last six outings ... Oakland's Josh Donaldson singled in the sixth to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.

NASCAR News
Kahne gets three-year extension from Hendrick

Kasey Kahne will continue to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through the 2018 Sprint Cup season, signing a three-year contract extension on Thursday.

Broncos TE Thomas considered game-time decision

The Denver Broncos have listed star tight end Julius Thomas as questionable for Sunday's key AFC West clash at Kansas City due to a sprained left ankle that kept him out of the team's last game.

Royals ship Crow to Miami

The Kansas City Royals have traded reliever Aaron Crow to the Miami Marlins for a pair of minor league pitchers.

Pacers' West, Watson to make season debuts

The Indiana Pacers welcome back two familiar faces on Friday, with forward David West and guard C.J. Watson set to make their season debuts.

Ducks acquire D Brewer from Lightning for pick

The Anaheim Ducks acquired veteran defenseman Eric Brewer from the Tampa Bay Lightning Friday in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.