Athletics hammer Rangers

Travis Buck was 2-for-3 with a homer and five RBI on Friday, leading the Oakland Athletics to a 16-4 rout of the Texas Rangers at Ameriquest Field.

The Athletics were road underdogs at 105, and the 20 runs scored were OVER the posted total of 10.

Joe Blanton (2-0) went six innings, giving up three runs on seven innings. Nick Swisher and Shannon Stewart also went deep for the Athletics.

Brandon McCarthy (1-3) was shelled in one inning, allowing six runs on four hits. Michael Young was 1-for-4 with two RBI for the Rangers.