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Wilson fans 5 in first 3 innings

9/11/2011

ARLINGTON -- Through three innings, C.J. Wilson has already recorded five strikeouts, all on third-strike swings.

The game is scoreless.

Wilson pitched out of a jam in the second inning after allowing singles to Josh Willingham and Scott Sizemore.

Oakland pitcher Josh Outman pitched around an Adrian Beltre one-out double in the bottom of the second.

The Rangers stranded two in the third, failing to score after singles by Craig Gentry and Elvis Andrus.

The big crowd on this 94-degree day is trying to be a 10th man for the Rangers, cheering Wilson on when he gets two strikes on an A’s hitter.