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Rangers nip A’s

Hank Blalock drove in four runs to help the Texas Rangers get past the Oakland A’s 9-8 Wednesday night.

Texas won the game as -125 favorites, while the 17 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (8.5).

Marlon Byrd had two hits with two RBIs and three runs scored for the Rangers. Tommy Hunter gave up nine hits and seven runs over 5 2-3 innings in the win.

Cliff Pennington drove in a pair of runs for the A’s. Clayton Mortensen gave up seven runs over 4 2-3 innings in taking the loss.