Rangers vs. A's: Ryan Dempster pulled in fourth inning

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Ryan Dempster was pulled in the fourth inning against the Oakland A's on Wednesday. He had already allowed two runs on a walk and three hits in the inning, recording no outs.

Dempster was removed in the bottom of the fourth inning after allowing a Seth Smith single that scored Josh Reddick. Left-hander Derek Holland was brought on in relief and retired the first two batters he faced, but then allowed a two-run double to Coco Crisp that tied the game at 5-5. All five runs were charged to Dempster.

The Texas Rangers had taken a 5-1 lead in the top of the third inning before allowing six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Oakland A's currently hold a 7-5 lead in the top of the fifth inning.

The winner of this afternoon's game will win the American League West; the A's have won the first two games of the series.


Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.