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G103: Rangers score 10+ again, beat A’s 10-6

Chan Ho Park gave up four runs in the first inning, but shouldn’t have given up any, I think. We were “this close” to getting out of the first with no runs scored, and then bam, the A’s had four up. Given the way the season has gone, I figured the game was lost already. We did put up one in the bottom of the first (on an Arod solo HR), but I still didn’t feel good. Not until the third inning, when we put up a 5 spot, and were up 6-4. Carl Everett, who suddenly has discovered his power stroke this weekend chimed in with a massive three run HR that went over the seats in right field’s Section 44 and into the walkway.
We then pissed away the lead, and let the A’s tie it in the 6th at 6-6, and it remained that way (despite a few close calls) until the bottom of the 10th when Arod came up with the bases loaded against Billy “I still have the stupidest beard ever” Koch. Arod jacked a ball to right center field, and I figured the game was over, but it kept traveling, and he ended up with a grand slam in the 10th to win it 10-6. Was a nice finish to this one, for sure. :)