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59-92 - Cubs starter strikes again: Rangers continue to ruin A's

Oakland gazes into their crystal ball and see only the 2012 Texas Rangers

Hey Oakland
Hey Oakland
Land Before Time


Let me set the scene: A's leading 1-0 heading into the 9th after scoring zero runs with the bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the 8th. Jeff Samardzija went eight strong shutout innings but as he is a mercenary former Cubs starter so we all know how this would turn out.

Top 9th: Texas

Sean Doolittle pitching

Leonys Martín popped out to right

Elvis Andrus singled to center

Rougned Odor doubled to left center, Elvis Andrus scored. Rougned Odor to third advancing on throw

Adrián Béltre intentionally walked

J.P. Arencibia homered (379 ft.) to deep left, Rougned Odor and Adrián Béltre scored

Robinson Chirinos walked

Jesse Chavez pitching

Jake Smolinski reached on an infield single, Robinson Chirinos to second

Adam Rosales singled to left center, Robinson Chirinos to third, Jake Smolinski to second

Daniel Robertson struck out looking

Fernando Abad pitching

Leonys Martín hit by pitch, Robinson Chirinos scored, Jake Smolinski to third, Adam Rosales to second

Elvis Andrus reached on an infield single, Jake Smolinski scored, Adam Rosales to third, Leonys Martín to second

Rougned Odor flied out to right

End of Inning (6 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)

And that's how the Rangers won their fifth straight game and this series against the A's as Oakland desperately clings to the final playoff spot in the American League. Tank be damned for one night (Colorado won 16-2 earlier today anyway). This was hilarious.