Sweeney, Athletics slip past Rangers
|Sweeney, Athletics slip past Rangers|
Ryan Sweeney was 3-for-5 with a two-run dinger and five runs batted in to lift the Oakland Athletics past the Texas Rangers 7-6 on Tuesday night.
Oakland won as +100 home underdogs, while the teams played OVER the 8-run total set by oddsmakers.
Kevin Kouzmanoff went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Athletics, as Brad Ziegler picked up the win in relief of Vin Mazzaro for Oakland.
Vladimir Guerrero was 2-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBIs for Texas, while losing pitcher Scott Feldman was roughed up for seven runs over seven innings for the Rangers.