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Pennington's Errors And McCarthy's Rough Inning Make A Winner Out Of C.J.

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Well, if you were looking for any sort of payback against C.J. Wilson, it quickly became apparent that it wouldn't happen in tonight's game. The second inning decided the game; as Pennington's poor play and McCarthy's struggles quickly put the A's in an early 6-0 hole. They wouldn't even try to recover.

The second inning was fairly horrific. Try a leadoff triple, a single, a Pennington error on a routine ground ball, a single, a double, a single and a muffed double play also by Pennington. The A's dug themselves an early 6-0 hole before they had even batted around.

McCarthy would pitch into the fourth, when he was hit in the knee by a screaming line drive. He is listed as day-to-day with a knee contusion. His replacements would allow 3 more runs, but the damage was already done.

Meanwhile, the A's offense only managed 5 hits throughout the game; their only run came on back-to-back doubles by Willingham and Jackson.

There is not much else to recap. The A's will get another shot at the Rangers tomorrow.