Dallas Braden almost did it again. Braden went threw 8 innings of shutout ball while walking two and only allowing Nelson Cruz’s first inning single in the Athletics 5-0 victory against Texas. Imagine how much more exciting this game would have been if Cruz hadn’t been such a jerk and held onto that single until later in the game? Way to suck all the history out of the game, Nelson.
After two impressive starts, Lee threw another clunker by allowing four runs in five innings to keep the Rangers magic number at 4.
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