May 17, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers center fielder Craig Gentry (left) watches Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy (32) and catcher Kurt Suzuki (8) argue with home plate umpire Laz Diaz after scoring a run in the sixth inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIRE

Series By The Numbers: Athletics @ Rangers

It was a tough split in this one. The Rangers dominated the first game, and in the second struggled but still held a lead late in the game. The A’s tied it late and then in extra innings pulled ahead to take the win. The Rangers got to rest their bullpen a little bit more, although the second game of the series put a strain on guys who had pitched several days in a row already.

It also reiterated the fact that they need to have more consistent starts from their starters not named Yu Darvish, who once again was outstanding. Now it is on to interleague play and the Houston Astros for three games on the road.

Quick Game Results
05/16 W 4-1
W- Yu Darvish (6-1) L- Tommy Milone (5-3) S- Joe Nathan (8)

05/17 L 5-4 (10)
W- Ryan Cook (1-0) L- Mike Adams (0-2) S- Brian Fuentes (3)

Win Probability Added (WPA) (Starting Pitchers in bold)

Player 1 2 TOTAL
Moreland 0.358 0.358
Darvish 0.311 0.311
Nathan 0.044 0.162 0.206
Gentry 0.117 0.055 0.172
Beltre 0.112 -0.007 0.105
Ross 0.080 0.080
Kinsler 0.077 0.077
Ogando 0.051 0.051
Murphy 0.049 0.049
Lowe 0.037 0.037
Harrison 0.003 0.003
Torrealba -0.005 -0.005
Andrus 0.045 -0.097 -0.052
Young -0.105 -0.105
Hamiton 0.045 -0.153 -0.108
Napoli -0.061 -0.073 -0.134
Gonzalez -0.160 -0.160
Snyder -0.048 -0.236 -0.284
Adams 0.046 -0.337 -0.291
Cruz  0.053 -0.365 -0.312

Tale of the Tape

TEXAS STATISTIC OAKLAND
1-1 Record 1-1
8 Runs Scored 6
.260 (19/73) Average .235 (16/68)
0.271 BABIP 0.294
0.328 wOBA 0.288
3 HR 1
11 K (Hitters) 17
1 GDP 2
2-0 SB-CS 0-1

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