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

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.