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G10: Rangers beat A’s 7-2

Kenny Rogers now has 160 career wins, 103 as a Ranger, and 38th at ballpark – now the winningest pitcher at the Ballpark in Arlington. He also pitched out of a bases loaded jam in the middle of the game, which was nice to see. Rogers went 7 innings, giving up 1 unearned run. In fact, both of the runs we gave up were unearned, so our ERA for the game was zero. Can’t get any better than that, really. :)

All our batters had hits, and there were hits in every inning. A few of the highlights were Soriano going 3 for 4 with 2 rbi’s and 2 runs scored. Mike Young had another home run and also went 3 for 5. There was offense all over the place again today, as we had 16 hits. Speaking of offense, we scored a total of 53 runs over the 7 games on the homestand. Our batting average at TBIA (going into today’s game) was .362, which was tops in the league (it went up after today). Our overall batting average was .325 (going into today’s game), and that went up, too. That leads the AL. We’re doing good. I’ll take 5-5 after the first 10.

We go on the road now to play 1-7 Seattle. Let’s hope we can pick up a few there.

Line Score
AL  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9     R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -     -  -  -
OAKLAND             0  0  1   0  0  0   0  1  0     2  8  0
TEXAS               0  0  0   2  4  1   0  0  x     7 16  2      (FINAL)
BATTERIES: OAK - RICH HARDEN, CHRIS HAMMOND (5TH), JUSTIN DUCHSCHERER (7TH) AND
DAMIAN MILLER
TEX - KENNY ROGERS, JAY POWELL (8TH), FRANCISCO CORDERO
(9TH) AND ROD BARAJAS
WP - KENNY ROGERS (2-0)
LP - RICH HARDEN (0-1)
SAVE - NONE
HOME RUNS: OAK - NONE
TEX - MICHAEL YOUNG (2) OFF CHRIS HAMMOND IN THE 6TH, 0 ON
TIME: 2:34     ATT: 22,605
PROBABLES: OAK - TIM HUDSON (1-0, 1.93)
ANA - BARTOLO COLON (2-0, 0.64)
PROBABLES: TEX - CHAN HO PARK (0-2, 5.93)
SEA - GIL MECHE (0-1, 2.70)
Box Score
OAKLAND (2) VS TEXAS (7) - FINAL
OAKLAND                ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
M Kotsay cf             4  0  2  0   1  0   1  .364
E Byrnes lf             4  0  2  1   1  0   2  .500
E Chavez 3b             4  0  0  0   0  0   7  .294
J Dye dh                4  1  1  0   0  0   0  .333
E Karros 1b             3  0  0  0   1  0   0  .133
B Kielty rf             4  0  0  0   0  0   2  .257
B Crosby ss             4  1  1  0   0  2   2  .226
D Miller c              4  0  1  0   0  1   1  .250
M Scutaro 2b            3  0  1  0   0  0   3  .323
a-B McMillon ph        1  0  0  0   0  0   0  .200
Totals                 35  2  8  1   3  3  18
a-grounded to first for M Scutaro in the 9th.
BATTING: RBI - E Byrnes (3). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - E Chavez
3, B Crosby 1. GIDP - E Chavez 2. Team LOB - 9.
FIELDING: DP: 3 (B Crosby-M Scutaro-E Karros 2, M Scutaro-B Crosby-E Karros).
TEXAS                  ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
M Young ss              5  2  3  1   0  1   1  .400
H Blalock 3b            4  1  1  0   1  2   3  .357
A Soriano 2b            4  2  3  2   0  1   1  .381
B Fullmer dh            4  1  2  1   0  0   1  .353
H Perry 1b              3  0  2  2   0  0   1  .333
D Dellucci lf           4  0  1  0   0  1   2  .286
K Mench rf              4  0  1  1   0  0   3  .279
L Nix cf                4  0  1  0   0  1   1  .304
R Barajas c             4  1  2  0   0  1   1  .182
Totals                 36  7 16  7   1  7  14
BATTING: 2B - L Nix (2, R Harden); R Barajas (1, R Harden). HR - M Young (2,
6th inning off C Hammond 0 on, 2 Out). SF - H Perry. RBI - H Perry 2 (3), K
Mench (5), A Soriano 2 (5), B Fullmer (8), M Young (9). 2-out RBI - K Mench, M
Young. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - K Mench 1, H Blalock 1. GIDP -
K Mench, D Dellucci, H Blalock. Team LOB - 7.
FIELDING: E - K Rogers (1, ground ball); D Dellucci (1, line drive). DP: 2 (A
Soriano-M Young-H Perry 2).
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OAKLAND         - 001 000 010   --   2
TEXAS           - 000 241 00x   --   7
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OAKLAND                      ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
R Harden (L, 0-1)             4      11   6   6   1   6   0  13.50
C Hammond                     2       2   1   1   0   1   1   6.00
J Duchscherer                 2       3   0   0   0   0   0   0.00
TEXAS                        ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
K Rogers (W, 2-0)             7       5   1   0   2   1   0   4.05
J Powell                      1       2   1   0   1   1   0   2.45
F Cordero                     1       1   0   0   0   1   0   4.50
R Harden pitched to 5 batters in the 5th.
Pitches-strikes: R Harden 74-52; C Hammond 23-15; J Duchscherer 23-18; K
Rogers 101-62; J Powell 28-13; F Cordero 10-6. Ground balls-fly balls: R Harden
4-2; C Hammond 2-3; J Duchscherer 6-0; K Rogers 6-14; J Powell 2-0; F Cordero
1-1. Batters faced: R Harden 22; C Hammond 8; J Duchscherer 8; K Rogers 28; J
Powell 6; F Cordero 4.
UMPIRES: HP--Ron Kulpa. 1B--Brian Gorman. 2B--Bill Miller. 3B--Chris
Guccione.
T--2:34. Att--22,605.
Weather: 73 degrees, sunny. Wind: 25 mph, in from
right.