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Loe leads Rangers to win
Rangers 7, Athletics 0
Teammates congratulate Matt Kata (28) after his homer on Saturday night. (Matt Slocum/AP)
 Kata connects on long ball
Texas right-hander Kameron Loe allowed three hits in 5 1/3 scoreless innings, sending the Rangers past the A's. Matt Kata hit a three-run homer in a five-run eighth. C.J. Wilson, Joaquin Benoit, Akinori Otsuka and Eric Gagne finished off the shutout.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 21, 2007
OAK
Oakland (9-8)
Lost 1
Texas 7, Oakland 0   TEX
Texas (7-10)
Won 1
April 21, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 2
Texas
0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 X   7 10 0
Standings thru 4/21/07  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Rangers Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, LF4000022.212
Swisher, 1B2010210.246
Chavez, 3B4010025.265
Bradley, CF3000024.257
Buck, RF3000111.262
Crosby, SS4000012.216
Walker, DH4000002.229
Ellis, 2B3010001.250
Melhuse, C2000100.167
Totals290304917 

BATTING
TB: Swisher; Chavez; Ellis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bradley 2; Ellis.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crosby (3, 2nd base off Benoit/Laird).
CS: Chavez (2, 2nd base by Loe/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Kennedy (1, throw), Ellis (2, throw).
DP: (Swisher-Crosby-Swisher).
Pickoffs: Kennedy (Cruz at 1st base).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hairston, CF3111112.294
Kinsler, 2B5021004.340
Young, SS5000004.171
Teixeira, 1B4121010.233
Sosa, DH2000222.196
Blalock, 3B4100005.220
Cruz, RF3231100.268
Kata, LF3123010.294
Laird, C3100122.111
Totals3271075719 

BATTING
2B: Teixeira (2, Marshall).
HR: Kata (2, 8th inning off Marshall, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Hairston; Kinsler 2; Teixeira 3; Cruz 3; Kata 5.
RBI: Teixeira (3), Hairston (1), Cruz (6), Kata 3 (4), Kinsler (15).
2-out RBI: Cruz; Kata 3; Kinsler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock; Kinsler 2; Young.
S: Kata.
SF: Hairston.
GIDP: Blalock.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Cruz (1, 2nd base by Kennedy/Melhuse).
PO: Cruz (1st base by Kennedy).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kennedy (L, 0-2)5.03113503.18
Witasick 1.00000206.75
Embree 0.22111002.08
Calero 0.10000004.91
Marshall 1.05541016.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Loe (W, 1-0)5.13001503.29
Wilson (H, 1)0.20002204.76
Benoit (H, 3)1.00000009.39
Otsuka (H, 2)1.00001200.00
Gagne 1.00000000.00

Wilson pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

IBB: Sosa (by Marshall).
HBP: Bradley (by Gagne).
Pitches-strikes: Kennedy 90-50, Witasick 17-9, Embree 23-16, Calero 8-5, Marshall 34-22, Loe 82-55, Wilson 23-10, Benoit 16-11, Otsuka 19-12, Gagne 13-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Kennedy 3-6, Witasick 1-0, Embree 0-2, Calero 0-1, Marshall 2-1, Loe 4-6, Wilson 0-0, Benoit 2-1, Otsuka 1-0, Gagne 2-1.
Batters faced: Kennedy 20, Witasick 3, Embree 5, Calero 1, Marshall 10, Loe 19, Wilson 4, Benoit 3, Otsuka 4, Gagne 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Calero 2-0, Wilson 2-0, Benoit 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tom Hallion. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Paul Nauert. 3B: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 20 mph, R to L.
T: 3:06.
Att: 42,945.

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