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When the ball caromed away from Texas Rangers center fielder Craig Gentry, he quickly recovered to get it and throw to shortstop Elvis Andrus. The game was over after a perfect relay to the plate. Oakland's Josh Donaldson was tagged out by catcher A.J. Pierzynski, preserving the Rangers' series-clinching 4-3 victory over the AL West-leading Athletics on Thursday. Donaldson, who reached on a two-out single off closer Joe Nathan, was trying to score from first on Seth Smith's fast-sinking ball that that short-hopped the charging Gentry. ''Little did we know, fortunately, that ended up being a blessing,'' Nathan said. ''I was hoping that Gentry had enough foot speed to catch it, but it sunk on him, but he kept it almost in front of him, not too far,'' manager Ron Washington said. ''If he didn't hit Elvis with the relay perfectly, I don't think we would have been able to pull that play off.'' Ian Kinsler put the Rangers ahead for the first time with his two-out single in the sevent...
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