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Padilla pockets No. 13
A's bats silenced in Texas
Dan Haren put in another strong start, but the offense ran into a slightly more dominating starter in the series finale. Haren struck out a career-high 12 Rangers over seven innings, but the Athletics missed out on the sweep as the bats were never able to get on track against Texas' Vicente Padilla.
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Rangers 3, Athletics 0
Vicente Padilla picked up his 13th win of the season with eight dominant innings on Sunday. (Linda Kaye/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rangers deliver in finale
Vicente Padilla struck out eight over eight scoreless innings to salvage the Rangers' series with the Athletics. Matt Stairs hit a two-run shot in the second, and Michael Young (2-for-4) drove in Gary Matthews Jr. (3-for-4) with a single in the third. Akinori Otsuka shut the door for his 28th save.
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 Stairs' two-run homer
 Young's RBI single
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 27, 2006
PHI
NYM
PPD
OAK
Oakland (74-56)
Lost 1
Texas 3, Oakland 0   TEX
Texas (67-65)
Won 1
August 27, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
Texas
0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 X   3 7 0
Standings thru 8/27/06  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Rangers Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C4000011.293
Kotsay, CF4000011.267
Bradley, RF3020100.272
Thomas, DH4000013.263
Chavez, 3B3000120.241
Kielty, LF3010110.274
Swisher, 1B4000024.248
Scutaro, SS2010110.245
Ellis, 2B3000003.229
Totals300404912 

BATTING
2B: Bradley (11, Padilla), Scutaro (16, Padilla).
TB: Bradley 3; Kielty; Scutaro 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Swisher 2; Kotsay.
GIDP: Ellis.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Ellis-Scutaro-Swisher).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF4130010.306
Young, M, SS4021011.308
Lee, LF3000102.295
  Hairston, LF0000000.199
Teixeira, 1B4000034.279
Blalock, 3B2100202.285
DeRosa, RF4010012.314
Stairs, DH3112001.253
Kinsler, 2B3000030.292
Laird, C3000030.325
Totals3037331212 

BATTING
2B: Matthews (40, Haren).
HR: Stairs (10, 2nd inning off Haren, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Matthews 4; Young, M 2; DeRosa; Stairs 4.
RBI: Stairs 2 (41), Young, M (84).
2-out RBI: Stairs 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock; Teixeira.
GIDP: Stairs.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Blalock-Kinsler-Teixeira).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Haren (L, 12-10)7.073321213.80
Gaudin 0.20000002.74
Sauerbeck 0.00001005.16
Witasick 0.100000011.70
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (W, 13-8)8.04004804.16
Otsuka (S, 28)1.00000102.17

Sauerbeck pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Pitches-strikes: Haren 102-69, Gaudin 6-4, Sauerbeck 8-4, Witasick 4-2, Padilla 116-75, Otsuka 10-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Haren 6-3, Gaudin 1-1, Sauerbeck 0-0, Witasick 0-1, Padilla 8-8, Otsuka 1-1.
Batters faced: Haren 29, Gaudin 2, Sauerbeck 1, Witasick 1, Padilla 31, Otsuka 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Witasick 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Larry Young. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 81 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:14.
Att: 25,718.

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