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G94: Rangers shut down in Oakland finale, 6-0

Kevin Millwood had one bad inning. The second. In that inning:
- N. Swisher walked
- M. Ellis singled to left, N. Swisher to second
- M. Kotsay reached on fielder’s choice, N. Swisher to third, M. Ellis to second on pitcher K. Millwood’s throwing error
- M. Scutaro singled to center, N. Swisher scored, M. Ellis to third, M. Kotsay to second
- B. Crosby walked, M. Ellis scored, M. Kotsay to third, M. Scutaro to second
- K. Suzuki struck out swinging
- T. Buck hit sacrifice fly to center, M. Kotsay scored
- S. Stewart singled to right, M. Scutaro scored, B. Crosby to third
Not a good inning. However, even if none of that happened, it wouldn’t have mattered. Oakland pitchers Lenny DiNardo and Santiago Casilla were totally dominating. DiNardo started, and went seven innings, giving up just three hits. Casilla relieved, went two innings, gave up just one hit. That was it. No walks, no runs, no nothing. The Rangers had four hits total. Two of them were doubles (Metcalf, Wilkerson) and the others were singles (Hairston, Young).
Not much Millwood was going to do against that. Still, his line was’t all that bad, really. Six innings, 3 hits, 4 runs (although only one was earned). Walked three, which isn’t great, but not entirely horrible, either. So Millwood has continued his good pitching since his return, but he got screwed by his own throwing error.
It’s definitely one of those “tip of the cap” moments.

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