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Cespedes' Perfect Night and Colon's Eight-Inning Shutout Lead A's Over Rangers

Great show, everybody!
Great show, everybody!

Well, that was a good game. Scratch that...that is probably as perfect of a game as the A's have had all season. Behind the masterful work of Bartolo Colon and his 100 pitches (more than two-thirds were strikes), Yoenis Cespedes and the A's put two runs on the board, more than enough run support for tonight.

There isn't a lot to recap; the game was a textbook win in a mere two hours and four minutes; the fastest game in the AL all year. The A's put one run on the board in the second after a leadoff double by Cespedes and a single by Inge, and they plated the second in the fourth inning after a leadoff double by Josh Reddick and a single by Cespedes, who was only a homerun short of the cycle; he collected a single, double and triple in the game. He also made a fabulous diving catch off his leg in the third inning.

Brandon Moss started at first tonight, and went 0-3, but he did make a few plays there, as he replaced Kila earlier today. You should probably go check out the A's 25-man roster to be completely updated.

Colon was positively masterful in this game, turning the Rangers into a mere mortal baseball team, and ensuring at least a split of the series. Believe it or not, the A's can take three out of four with a win tomorrow. Didn't see that coming.

We'll see you back here at 12:35 tomorrow. Day baseball!