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G161: SWEET MOTHER OF GOD! Rangers lose 23-2!

OH MY GOD! – Just when you didn’t think it could possibly get worse – it does. Worst loss ever in team history, and the most runs the A’s ever score in their team history – going all the way back to the Philadelphia days.

A big two THUMBS DOWN! Could it get any worse on the final game tomorrow? Look at this box score!

Line Score
AL  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9     R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -     -  -  -
TEXAS               0  1  0   0  0  0   0  0  1     2  9  0
OAKLAND             9  0  1   0  5  0   8  0  x    23 24  0   (FINAL)
BATTERIES:  TEX - DARREN OLIVER, BRIAN SIKORSKI (1ST), MATT
PERISHO (5TH), FRANCISCO CORDERO (5TH),
JONATHAN JOHNSON (7TH), DOUG DAVIS (7TH), JEFF
ZIMMERMAN (8TH) AND RANDY KNORR, BJ WASZGIS
(8TH)
OAK - BARRY ZITO, SCOTT SERVICE (7TH), TODD BELITZ
(9TH) AND RAMON HERNANDEZ, SAL FASANO (6TH)
WP - BARRY ZITO (7-4)
LP - DARREN OLIVER (2-9)
SAVE - NONE
HOME RUNS:  TEX - NONE
OAK - RANDY VELARDE (11) OFF SIKORSKI IN THE 1ST, 1 ON
JASON GIAMBI (43) OFF SIKORSKI IN THE 3RD, 0 ON
MIGUEL TEJADA (30) OFF CORDERO IN THE 5TH, 3 ON
RYAN CHRISTENSON (4) OFF D DAVIS IN THE 7TH, 2 ON
TIME:  3:32     ATT:  35,546
PROBABLES:  TEX - RYAN GLYNN (5-6, 5.84)
OAK - TIM HUDSON (19-6, 4.31)
Box Score
TEXAS (2) VS OAKLAND (23) - FINAL
TEXAS                  ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
Sc Green cf             5  0  1  0   0  1   5  .242
R Clayton ss            3  0  0  0   0  2   0  .241
M Young 2b             2  0  0  0   0  1   3  .000
R Palmeiro 1b           3  0  0  0   0  2   0  .288
Dransfeldt ss          1  0  0  0   0  1   1  .115
Curtis lf               3  0  0  0   0  1   0  .275
a-Valdes ph-rf         1  0  1  0   0  0   0  .260
Sierra dh               4  1  1  0   0  0   2  .237
Ledee rf-lf             2  1  1  0   2  1   0  .238
Sheldon 2b-1b           4  0  2  0   0  1   1  .289
Lamb 3b                 4  0  2  1   0  0   0  .276
Knorr c                 3  0  0  0   0  0   5  .303
Waszgis c              1  0  1  1   0  0   0  .222
Totals                 36  2  9  2   2 10  17
a-singled for Curtis in the 8th.
BATTING: RBI - Lamb (47), Waszgis (4). Runners left in scoring
position, 2 out - Sc Green 2, Knorr 1, Sierra 1, M Young 1.
Team LOB - 9.
OAKLAND                ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
Long cf                 4  3  3  3   1  0   0  .290
b-Porter ph-cf         1  1  0  0   1  0   0  .154
R Velarde 2b            5  3  3  2   0  0   2  .277
Menechino 2b           2  1  2  2   0  0   0  .255
Ja Giambi 1b            3  3  3  3   2  0   0  .334
Je Giambi pr-1b        2  0  1  0   0  1   1  .253
Saenz dh                3  0  1  1   1  0   1  .310
J Ortiz pr-dh          2  2  1  1   0  1   3  .182
d-Hinch ph             1  0  0  0   0  1   2  .250
Tejada ss               4  1  1  5   1  0   4  .275
c-Byrnes ph-rf         1  1  1  0   0  0   0  .300
Grieve lf               4  1  1  0   1  1   2  .279
R Christenson pr-lf    1  2  1  3   0  0   0  .248
Piatt rf-3b             6  2  4  0   0  1   2  .299
Chavez 3b               0  1  0  0   1  0   0  .280
a-M Bellhorn ph-3b-ss  4  0  0  0   1  3   5  .154
Ra Hernandez c          2  1  0  1   1  1   2  .238
Fasano c               3  1  2  2   0  1   0  .214
Totals                 48 23 24 23  10 10  24
a-walked for Chavez in the 2nd; b-walked for Long in the 7th;
c-singled for Tejada in the 7th; d-struck out for J Ortiz in the 8th.
BATTING: 2B - Long (34, Sikorski); Grieve (39, Cordero); Fasano
(6, Cordero); Piatt (5, Jo Johnson); Menechino (9, Jo Johnson).
HR - R Velarde (11, 1st inning off Sikorski 1 on, 2 out); Ja Giambi
(43, 3rd inning off Sikorski 0 on, 2 out); Tejada (30, 5th inning
off Cordero 3 on, 1 out); R Christenson (4, 7th inning off D Davis
2 on, 2 out). RBI - Ja Giambi 3 (137), Saenz (32), Tejada 5 (115),
Ra Hernandez (61), Long 3 (80), R Velarde 2 (40), Fasano 2 (19),
Menechino 2 (26), J Ortiz (1), R Christenson 3 (18). 2-out RBI -
Ra Hernandez, Long 3, R Velarde 2, Ja Giambi, J Ortiz,
R Christenson 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out -
Ra Hernandez 1, M Bellhorn 1, Tejada 2, Hinch 1.  Team LOB - 11.
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Texas          - 010 000 001  --  2
Oakland        - 901 050 80X  -- 23
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TEXAS                        ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
D Oliver (L, 2-9)               2/3   5   6   6   1   0   0   7.50
Sikorski                      3 1/3   4   4   4   4   2   2   5.73
Perisho                         1/3   3   4   4   1   1   0   7.46
Cordero                       1 2/3   3   1   1   2   2   1   5.35
Jo Johnson                      2/3   5   7   7   2   2   0   6.21
D Davis                         1/3   2   1   1   0   1   1   5.38
Je Zimmerman                  1       2   0   0   0   2   0   5.30
OAKLAND                      ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
Zito (W, 7-4)                 6       5   1   1   1   7   0   2.72
Service                       2       2   0   0   0   2   0   6.38
T Belitz                      1       2   1   1   1   1   0   2.70
WP - Perisho.  Pitches-strikes: Zito 100-62; Service 34-22; T
Belitz 16-10; D Oliver 29-18; Sikorski 73-38; Perisho 29-19;
Cordero 39-21; Jo Johnson 37-20; D Davis 20-13; Je Zimmerman
28-21.  Ground balls-fly balls: Zito 6-5; Service 2-2; T Belitz
1-1; D Oliver 2-0; Sikorski 1-7; Perisho 0-0; Cordero 0-3; Jo
Johnson 0-0; D Davis 0-0; Je Zimmerman 0-1.  Batters faced: Zito
24; Service 8; T Belitz 6; D Oliver 8; Sikorski 18; Perisho 5;
Cordero 10; Jo Johnson 9; D Davis 3; Je Zimmerman 5.
UMPIRES: HP--John Shulock. 1B--Brian Runge. 2B--Rocky Roe.
3B--Ian Lamplugh.
T--3:32.  Att--35,546.   Weather: 72 degrees, sunny.   Wind: 7 mph,
out to right.