Rangers Capitalize on A's Errors

By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2008 1:09 AM CDT
Rangers Capitalize on A's Errors
Oakland Athletics third baseman Donnie Murphy dives into the stands to make the catch on Texas Rangers' Ben Broussard in the ninth inning of their game last night in Oakland, Calif.    (AP Photo/ Tony Avelar)

Milton Bradley had three hits with a double and run scored against his former team, and the Texas Rangers took advantage of four errors by the Oakland Athletics in a 4-3 victory last night for their first three-game winning streak of the season. Michael Young and Brandon Boggs each had sacrifice flies and Ian Kinsler added an RBI groundout for Texas.

Vicente Padilla (4-2) won his second straight start, beating Oakland’s Joe Blanton (2-5) - sending their opening day starter to an 0-5 record at home this year - the most home losses by a pitcher in the majors. Blanton lost to the Rangers for the first time since his rookie season of 2005, snapping a six-game winning streak against them. (More MLB stories.)

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