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Game 150: A's vs. Rangers

The last time the Texas Rangers saw the A's they were in Aisle 4, sweeping up the remains of their post-season hopes.

As for the fellows in the Green and Gold, life has been quite a treat ever since they dropped an 8-0 decision at the Metrodome on the 13th of this month. In fact you can say they've become experts with the broom having left the Lone Star State last Wednesday victors of three straight (outscoring the Rangers 19-1, which is no way to act in someone else's home), and then returning to the Coliseum to rudely treat their guests from Cleveland- four more wins by a cumulative score of 26-11.

For you failing at math, that's seven straight for the good guys (tying a season-high), with 45 of their own crossing the plate to only a dozen for the enemy. All of which has left a certain skipper feeling rather jovial of late:

"We just want to win. We're not going to make the playoffs, obviously, but we have our own goals and desires each day. I like what we're doing. It's a lot of fun."

Hey, you know things are gong well for the A's when they win three in a row with yours truly in attendance.

The A's send Édgar González to toss some balls (and hopefully a few strikes) around, while the Rangers counter with Kevin Millwood.

So let's see if the guys below and on the right can make it eight straight.


Texas Rangers @ Oakland Athletics

09/21/09 7:05 PM PDT

Texas Rangers Oakland Athletics
Julio Borbon - DH Adam Kennedy - 3B
Elvis Andrus - SS Rajai Davis - CF
David Murphy - LF Ryan Sweeney - RF
Marlon Byrd - CF Kurt Suzuki - C
Hank Blalock - 1B Jack Cust - DH
Ian Kinsler - 2B Mark Ellis - 2B
Nelson Cruz - RF Scott Hairston - LF
Chris Davis - 3B Bobby Crosby - 1B
Taylor Teagarden - C Cliff Pennington - SS