MLB

more stats

3
Final123456789RHE
Texas100011000370
Oakland000000000031
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap | Box
W:M.Perez(4-0) L:S.Gray(3-1)
HR: TEX- D.Murphy (1) OAK- None
0


American League Game Summary - Texas at Oakland



(Wednesday, April 23rd)

Final Score: Texas 3, Oakland 0

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Texas' Martin Perez outdueled Oakland's Sonny Gray in a battle of up-and-coming aces.

Two of the top young pitchers in baseball entered Wednesday's action undefeated, but only Perez stayed perfect in the Rangers' 3-0 victory over the Athletics.

Perez (4-0) tossed his second straight three-hit shutout. The 23-year-old, who recorded his first career shutout against the White Sox on Friday, has not allowed a run in 26 consecutive innings. The left-hander also pitched eight scoreless innings against the Astros on April 13.

The only other Rangers pitcher to ever throw eight-plus scoreless innings in three consecutive starts is Charlie Hough from Aug. 28-Sept. 7, 1983.

"I don't want to think too much about my ERA and the games that I've thrown before," Perez said. "I'm going to focus on my game today. We had a great game."

The 24-year-old Gray (3-1) allowed three runs on five hits with eight strikeouts and four walks over seven innings. The right-hander had a six-game winning streak dating back to last season snapped.

Donnie Murphy hit a solo homer for the Rangers, who completed their first sweep in Oakland since August 2011. Michael Choice and Alex Rios each knocked in a run.

The Rangers gave Perez all the support he would need in the first inning. Choice led off with a walk and raced home on Rios' triple to left-center field. Prince Fielder then hit a grounder to shortstop Jed Lowrie, who went home with the throw. Rios was initially called safe at the plate, but the call was overturned.

Choice's RBI single in the fifth plated Leonys Martin. Murphy added a homer in the sixth to make it 3-0.

The A's were completely shut down by Perez, who didn't give up an extra-base hit until the seventh. Josh Donaldson hit a one-out double and Derek Norris walked two batters later, but Alberto Callaspo grounded into a fielder's choice to end the inning.

"He keeps the ball off the barrel of the bat -- whether it's a little sink, a little cut, changeup, curveball, slider," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said of Perez.

Perez was perfect over the final two frames.

Game Notes

The A's were swept at home for the first time since Sept. 3-5, 2012 against the Angels, ending a streak of 32 straight home series with at least one win ... Perez, who had three strikeouts and two walks, improved to 3-3 lifetime against Oakland ... The Athletics have lost three in a row for the first time since Aug. 20-23 of last year when they also dropped three straight ... Oakland fell to 8-2 in day games this season ... Rangers third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff (tightness in lower back) and outfielder Shin-Soo Choo (sprained left ankle) were held out ... Texas placed pitcher Pedro Figueroa on the 15- day disabled list and acquired outfielder Dan Robertson from the San Diego Padres in exchange for cash considerations.

04/23 23:34:42 ET

  • Sun Bowl: Duke vs. Arizona State

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Teams TBD

    Sunday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Panthers vs. Falcons

    Sunday at 1:00 pm on FOX50

  • NFL: Oakland at Denver

    Sunday at 4:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: Louisiana Tech at NC State

    Tonight at 7:00 on WRAL-FM

  • NHL: Hurricanes at Devils

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • Hawaii Bowl: Fresno State vs. Rice

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
7:00pm Tonight
NJD
CAR
 
7:00pm Tonight
NCSU
LATU
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIL
CHA
 
4th
GSW 93
SAC 76
 
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
BOS
 
7:00pm Tonight
WAS
CHI
 
7:00pm Tonight
CLE
MIN
 
7:00pm Tonight
IND
NOP
 
7:30pm Tonight
BRK
DEN
 
7:30pm Tonight
ATL
LAC
 
7:30pm Tonight
MIA
PHI
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIL
CHA
 
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
POR
 
9:00pm Tonight
PHO
DAL
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
GSW
 
6:00pm Tonight
NILL
MARS
9:30pm Tonight
SDST
NAVY
Final
NEV 83
MARS 55
 
Final
CSFU 82
TAMCC 77
 
2nd
HOU 55
BSU 57
 
2nd
WICHS 45
LMU 25
 
2nd
WASH 35
TULA 29
 
2nd
SDST 30
UCR 14
 
1:00am Today
HAW
NEB
12:00pm Today
RICH
IUPUI
 
1:00pm Today
SFLA
SELA
 
2:00pm Today
CLST
EILL
 
2:00pm Today
IONA
FLGC
 
2:00pm Today
BYU
UMASS
 
2:00pm Today
CAMP
UNCW
 
2:30pm Today
DEP
OHIO
 
3:00pm Today
ARST
DET
 
3:30pm Today
TBA
TBA
 
4:00pm Today
PETE
FD
 
4:00pm Today
HOF
LAS
 
4:30pm Today
COL
GWU
 
5:00pm Tonight
SCU
CPSL
 
6:00pm Tonight
EMICH
COPST
 
6:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
7:00pm Tonight
USB
AMER
 
7:00pm Tonight
NIAG
ARKST
 
7:00pm Tonight
LOU
CSNO
 
7:00pm Tonight
SIENA
CORN
 
7:00pm Tonight
WRST
GMAS
 
7:00pm Tonight
PITT
HC
 
7:00pm Tonight
NCSU
LATU
 
7:00pm Tonight
VILL
YALE
 
7:00pm Tonight
RUTG
SHU
 
7:00pm Tonight
MON
Terriers
 
7:00pm Tonight
TEX
STAN
 
7:00pm Tonight
CIN
WAGN
 
8:00pm Tonight
DAY
GT
 
8:00pm Tonight
MSST
JVU
 
8:00pm Tonight
UNT
PVU
 
8:00pm Tonight
AUB
TXSOU
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
WILL
 
8:05pm Tonight
SALA
HOW
 
9:00pm Tonight
GRCN
NMU
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTAH
SDKST
 
9:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
9:00pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
9:05pm Tonight
WLVRN
IDST
 
9:05pm Tonight
MNTST
WYO
 
10:05pm Tonight
UNLV
ARZ
 
11:30pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
11:30pm Tonight
TBA
TBA
 
3rd
VAN 7
ARI 1
 
3rd
ANA 1
SJS 2
 
2nd Intermission
LOS 3
CAL 1
 
7:00pm Tonight
NJD
CAR
 
7:00pm Tonight
NYI
MON
 
7:00pm Tonight
BOS
NAS
 
7:00pm Tonight
MIN
PHI
 
7:00pm Tonight
DAL
TOR
 
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
WAS
 
7:30pm Tonight
DET
BUF
 
7:30pm Tonight
TAM
PIT
 
8:00pm Tonight
EDM
ARI
 
8:00pm Tonight
COL
STL
 
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
WIN