Three hits, first stolen base for Adduci

September, 15, 2013
9/15/13
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- When the Oakland A's scratched scheduled right-handed starter Jarrod Parker due to illness and replaced him with lefty Tommy Milone, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington removed two of his left-handed hitters for right-handed swingers.

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Ronald Martinez/Getty ImagesRookie first baseman Jim Adduci had three of the Rangers' 10 hits against the A's and a stolen base, the first of his major league career.
But the manager stuck with Jim Adduci, and the rookie first baseman came through with three of Texas’ 10 hits and a stolen base, the first of his big league career.

“He decided to leave me in, and I was able to get a few [hits] to fall in," Adduci said.

Martin Perez: The Rangers’ 22-year-old lefty held the A's to three runs in 6⅓ innings. He said the lack of run support does not interfere with his work on the mound.

“We don’t hit, but it’s coming," said Perez, now 9-5 with a 3.64 ERA. "I go out there and do my job."

Solo home runs by Josh Donaldson in the first and Chris Young in the third proved Perez’s downfall.

“It was a slider to Donaldson, and he went down and got it," Perez said.

Young’s drive into the A’s bullpen was measured at 412 feet.

Adrian Beltre: The Rangers' cleanup hitter shook off a 9-for-39 slump (.205) with two singles. He overtook Manny Machado for the AL lead in hits with 184.

Alexi Ogando: His scoreless, five-out outing was spoiled only by a walk. Ogando lowered his ERA to 3.23.

Losing by the numbers: The Rangers have dropped six straight games, six straight series and seven straight games at home, matching their longest streak at Rangers Ballpark. Texas was held without a home run for the sixth straight game, also equaling a team record at Rangers Ballpark. The Rangers have trailed 34 consecutive innings dating back to Wednesday and never led during the entirety of the six-game homestand.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Colby Lewis
WINS ERA SO IP
10 5.18 133 170
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .324
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182