Athletics Walk Off A Winner
The Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics decided to wait until the absolute last minute to finish the game!
If you blinked, you most likely missed they walk off homer that was hit to end the game.
Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis was able to hold
the A’s to 3 hits and 1 earned run, in 5 innings of work.
But on the other side, A’s starter Travis Blackley gave up some Rangers hits and runs, that everyone in the visitors dugout thought was enough to win the game!
The first run of the game was scored in the top of the 5th, Craig Gentry doubled to left, to send home Bryan Snyder. Making the game 1-0.
In the bottom of the frame, the A’s Brandon Inge answered back with a homer to DEEP center field in Oakland, which is like hitting a homer to across the bay to San Francisco! That shot evened things up at 1!
The next inning, in the top of the 6th, Michael Young singled to center sending home Elvis Andrus, leaving Adrian Beltre on second base. Nelson Cruz being the nice guy he is made sure Beltre got home safely by hitting a single of his own to left. This made the score 3-1!
But that wasn’t enough. In the bottom of the 7th, Josh Reddick doubled to right, sending home Brandon Inge AND Brandon Hicks! That tied the game at 3!
Then in the bottom of the 9th inning, well I’ll let you see it for yourself!
The Rangers head down to Anaheim to face their A.L. West foes tomorrow!