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Mench grand in defeat
Athletics 6, Rangers 4
Kevin Mench set a new Rangers record with a homer in six straight games. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Kevin Mench set a club record in grand fashion, hitting a slam to extend his consecutive-game homer streak to six. Mench's blast put the Rangers in front, but closer Francisco Cordero struggled again in the ninth inning.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 26, 2006
OAK
Oakland (10-12)
Won 1
Oakland 6, Texas 4   TEX
Texas (11-11)
Lost 1
April 26, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 2   6 11 0
Texas
0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 9 0
Standings thru 4/26/06  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Rangers Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kotsay, CF5000011.266
Swisher, LF4110111.333
Chavez, 3B5120011.293
Thomas, DH4131001.194
1-Perez, PR-DH0000000.000
Payton, RF5112012.179
Crosby, SS4122111.224
Johnson, 1B4121002.145
Kendall, C3000102.214
Ellis, 2B3000122.181
Totals3761164713 


1-Ran for Thomas in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Chavez (5, Loe), Johnson (2, Loe).
HR: Thomas (5, 4th inning off Loe, 0 on, 0 out), Crosby (2, 6th inning off Loe, 1 on, 2 out), Johnson (1, 9th inning off Cordero, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Swisher; Chavez 3; Thomas 6; Payton; Crosby 5; Johnson 6.
RBI: Thomas (11), Crosby 2 (6), Johnson (3), Payton 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Crosby 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thomas; Kendall; Chavez; Ellis.
S: Perez.
GIDP: Crosby.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Swisher (1, 2nd base by Mahay/Laird), Payton (1, 2nd base by Wilson/Laird).
PO: Payton (1st base by Wilson).

FIELDING
DP: (Kendall-Crosby).
Pickoffs: Halsey 2 (Matthews at 1st base, Laird at 1st base).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF5020001.250
Young, SS4120111.376
Teixeira, 1B4100123.264
Nevin, DH4000122.280
1-Hyzdu, PR-DH0000000.250
Blalock, 3B4110113.345
Mench, RF4124001.343
Brown, LF3000112.250
Laird, C4010032.333
Meyer, 2B3010021.273
a-Jimenez, PH1000000.195
Totals3649451216 

a-Lined out for Meyer in the 10th.
1-Ran for Nevin in the 10th.

BATTING
HR: Mench (6, 4th inning off Calero, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Matthews 2; Young 2; Blalock; Mench 5; Laird; Meyer.
RBI: Mench 4 (20).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock 2.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Laird (1, 2nd base by Halsey/Kendall), Matthews (2, 2nd base by Halsey/Kendall), Young (2, 2nd base by Harden/Kendall).
PO: Matthews (1st base by Halsey), Laird (1st base by Halsey).

FIELDING
DP: (Young-Meyer-Teixeira).
Pickoffs: Wilson (Payton at 1st base).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harden 3.12333604.06
Calero 0.21111211.04
Halsey 3.03000201.42
Duchscherer (W, 2-1)2.01000102.19
Kennedy (S, 1)1.02001100.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Loe 6.06333225.20
Mahay (H, 1)1.01000200.00
Benoit (H, 4)1.01000103.86
Cordero (BS, 5)1.011101111.70
Wilson (L, 1-2)1.022211010.12

WP: Loe.
Pitches-strikes: Harden 78-50, Calero 19-12, Halsey 39-28, Duchscherer 25-13, Kennedy 31-17, Loe 106-64, Mahay 16-9, Benoit 15-12, Cordero 14-9, Wilson 19-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Harden 3-0, Calero 0-0, Halsey 2-3, Duchscherer 1-4, Kennedy 0-2, Loe 6-10, Mahay 0-0, Benoit 2-0, Cordero 1-1, Wilson 1-0.
Batters faced: Harden 14, Calero 4, Halsey 10, Duchscherer 7, Kennedy 6, Loe 27, Mahay 3, Benoit 3, Cordero 4, Wilson 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Calero 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Rick Reed.
Weather: 64 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:20.
Att: 23,629.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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