Oakland Knocks Texas Out of First Place
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Eric Patterson homered, Trevor Cahill won
in his second start since getting called up from the minors and the
Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 4-1 on Wednesday to
reclaim first place in the AL West.
Ryan Sweeney and Kevin Kouzmanoff produced consecutive RBI
groundouts in the first as the A's staked Cahill to an early lead.
Patterson connected for his second homer leading off the fifth
against Colby Lewis (3-1).
Cahill (1-1), a 10-game winner last season as a rookie, allowed
only two baserunners past first in five solid innings to earn the
victory. He was brought up from Triple-A Sacramento last Friday to
start at Toronto as the A's deal with an injury-depleted pitching
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