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A's win sixth straight
Texas falls to A's again
The Rangers rushed out to a 4-0 lead on two-run homers by Michael Young and Mark DeRosa in the fourth, but Texas couldn't hold it and fell to the A's for its fourth straight defeat. Starter Kevin Millwood took the loss, allowing five runs on six hits in six-plus innings.
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Athletics 7, Rangers 6
Nick Swisher connects for a three-run home run in the fourth inning. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Series at a glance:
Swisher, Payton start rally
The A's fell behind 4-0, then rallied to tie it on homers by Nick Swisher and Jay Payton in an eventual victory over the visiting Rangers. The A's got two runs in the eighth for a 7-4 lead, a good thing since closer Huston Street allowed two runs in the top of the ninth.
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 Swisher's three-run homer
 Payton's solo homer
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 08, 2006
TEX
Texas (56-58)
Lost 4
Oakland 7, Texas 6   OAK
Oakland (62-51)
Won 6
August 8, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2   6 12 3
Oakland
0 0 0 4 0 0 1 2 X   7 6 1
Standings thru 8/8/06  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Athletics Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF4110101.317
Young, SS5232012.305
Lee, LF5120002.284
Teixeira, 1B3100212.281
Blalock, 3B5032004.289
  1-Hairston, PR0000000.208
DeRosa, RF5112013.320
Stairs, DH2010210.267
Kinsler, 2B4010002.302
Laird, C3000114.333
Totals3661266520 


1-Ran for Blalock in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Lee 2 (24, Komine, Street), Blalock (19, Saarloos).
HR: Young (11, 3rd inning off Komine, 1 on, 0 out), DeRosa (9, 3rd inning off Komine, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Matthews; Young 6; Lee 4; Blalock 4; DeRosa 4; Stairs; Kinsler.
RBI: Young 2 (73), DeRosa 2 (48), Blalock 2 (72).
2-out RBI: DeRosa 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Laird 2.
GIDP: Blalock; Lee; DeRosa.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Blalock 2 (11, fielding, fielding), Kinsler (11, fielding).
DP: (Kinsler-Young-Teixeira).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C4001003.271
Kielty, LF3000131.259
Bradley, RF4000022.280
Thomas, DH4120000.263
  1-Perez, PR-DH0100000.099
Chavez, 3B2210202.236
Swisher, 1B4113012.252
Payton, CF4111010.294
Ellis, 2B3101101.214
Scutaro, SS2010200.241
Totals307666711 


1-Ran for Thomas in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Swisher (24, 4th inning off Millwood, 2 on, 0 out), Payton (9, 4th inning off Millwood, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Thomas 2; Chavez; Swisher 4; Payton 4; Scutaro.
RBI: Swisher 3 (62), Payton (44), Kendall (26), Ellis (31).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Chavez; Kendall.
SF: Kendall.
GIDP: Kendall.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Scutaro (8, fielding).
DP: 4 (Saarloos-Ellis-Swisher, Chavez-Ellis-Swisher, Scutaro-Ellis-Swisher, Kendall).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood (L, 10-8)6.06554424.74
Benoit 1.10201304.92
Littleton 0.20001000.59
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Komine 3.06444025.00
Saarloos (W, 4-6)4.03001204.89
Flores (H, 1)0.10000103.48
Gaudin (H, 7)0.20001003.16
Street (S, 26)1.03220203.15

Millwood pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.
Komine pitched to 2 batters in the 4th.

IBB: Teixeira (by Komine), Stairs (by Saarloos).
Pitches-strikes: Millwood 103-61, Benoit 29-19, Littleton 13-8, Komine 70-33, Saarloos 51-30, Flores 4-3, Gaudin 16-9, Street 16-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Millwood 8-5, Benoit 0-1, Littleton 2-0, Komine 3-6, Saarloos 8-2, Flores 0-0, Gaudin 1-1, Street 0-0.
Batters faced: Millwood 27, Benoit 6, Littleton 4, Komine 19, Saarloos 14, Flores 1, Gaudin 3, Street 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Benoit 2-1, Littleton 2-2, Saarloos 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 71 degrees, clear.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:58.
Att: 21,650.

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