A's Bats Wreak Havoc, Knock Rangers 13-6
Written by: Fred Lynn
Thursday, May 29, 2008
This A's team has put on a number of strong offensive displays this year, but perhaps none was as impressive as tonight's first inning. The A's pushed across 6 runs, including back-to-back home runs by Reese and David, on their way to a 13-6 win over the league-leading Rangers.
Reese's shot over the scoreboard in left field made the score 5-0, and David delivered the knockout blow with a blast to center-right. The Rangers threatened in the 4th inning, but never fully recovered.
The top of the A's order also continued to pound the ball -- Sterling had four hits, Luke had three, and Matt and Reese had two each. In all the A's had 14 big hits in just five innings of batting.
The A's defense also seems to be rounding into shape. Mitch made a great running catch in right field, and the A's made 11 defensive outs, including some on hard-hit balls.
Reese pitched 3 2/3 strong innings for the A's, and Cam finished the last 2 1/3 efficiently, giving up only one base runner.
The A's ran their record to 7-3 with the victory, and are currently tied with the Rangers for first place. Next up is the Cubs on Saturday.