The Texas Rangers, one of the best teams in the nation, and a team in the middle of their best season in recorded history, have lost to the Oakland Athletics. The California based team really brought some superior skills to the game on Wednesday, and the Texans had to face a 3-1 loss.
Everything in baseball comes down to who wants it more. During the game, the Rangers struggled to keep up with the Athletics, who used their superb fielding skills to shut the red-hot team down. Trevor Cahill led the charge from the mound, and with a great show of skill and poise, led his team to victory. He is now 5-1 for his career against the Rangers with a 0.87 ERA in three starts at Rangers Ballpark.
The game was going to be a shutout. But in the last inning of the game, Texas managed a run. They had been shut down all night by the superb fielding that the Athletics put out. Vladimir Guerrero was the man who singled in a run for the Rangers, their extremely good batters had nothing on the pitching lineup that was throwing heat on Wednesday.
Closing it up for the A’s, Craig Breslow pitched some perfection against some heavy hitters. In his first save of the season and second of his career, he struck out Josh Hamilton in a fantastic finish. Everything that the Athletics have been doing lately has been paying off; they have really found their focus in the weeks after the All Star break.
They will need to push harder if they want to defeat their competition and take a position in the Division Playoffs. It will be a long and difficult road, but they have what it takes, a clear sense of direction and strong management to see them though. Be sure and follow the Athletics as they continue to defy the odds at www.scoresandodds.com, home of the best betting data on the internet.