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Rangers rally in finale
A's unable to hold lead
Right-hander Chad Gaudin allowed one run on four hits in six innings, but the Oakland bullpen ran into trouble as the A's lost to the Rangers. After Mike Piazza hit an RBI double in the fourth inning, Shannon Stewart connected on a two-run home run in the fifth.
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 Stewart goes yard
Rangers 4, Athletics 3
Texas right-hander Robinson Tejeda didn't issue a walk in 6 1/3 innings on Sunday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rangers take rubber match
Hank Blalock delivered a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning, lifting the Rangers over the A's. Robinson Tejeda gave up three runs while striking out six over 6 1/3 innings, and Kenny Lofton collected career hit No. 2,300 and stole two bases.
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 Blalock's two-run single
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 22, 2007
OAK
Oakland (9-9)
Lost 2
Texas 4, Oakland 3   TEX
Texas (8-10)
Won 2
April 22, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0   3 11 0
Texas
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 X   4 8 0
Standings thru 4/22/07  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Rangers Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, LF5122002.225
Swisher, 1B-CF5010024.242
Chavez, 3B5120013.274
Piazza, DH4021001.257
Bradley, CF3010011.263
  Walker, 1B1000001.222
Buck, RF3000112.244
Crosby, SS4120012.236
Kendall, C4000012.172
Ellis, 2B3010101.255
Totals3731132719 

BATTING
2B: Chavez (6, Tejeda), Piazza (6, Tejeda), Swisher (4, Tejeda).
HR: Stewart (2, 5th inning off Tejeda, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Stewart 5; Swisher 2; Chavez 3; Piazza 3; Bradley; Crosby 2; Ellis.
RBI: Piazza (5), Stewart 2 (7).
2-out RBI: Stewart 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Piazza; Buck; Chavez 2; Swisher; Crosby.
GIDP: Buck.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crosby (4, 2nd base off Tejeda/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: (Crosby).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF3120110.274
Catalanotto, LF3010112.167
  1-Hairston, PR-LF0100000.294
Young, SS4000025.162
Teixeira, 1B3100113.222
Sosa, DH3001121.186
Blalock, 3B4132000.254
Kinsler, 2B4011023.333
Cruz, RF4010023.267
Laird, C3000003.104
Totals3148441120 


1-Ran for Catalanotto in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Cruz (2, Gaudin), Catalanotto (1, Duchscherer).
3B: Blalock (2, Gaudin).
TB: Lofton 2; Catalanotto 2; Blalock 5; Kinsler; Cruz 2.
RBI: Kinsler (16), Sosa (12), Blalock 2 (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teixeira 2; Sosa; Laird; Cruz.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lofton 2 (6, 2nd base off Gaudin/Kendall, 2nd base off Gaudin/Kendall), Blalock (2, 2nd base off Embree/Kendall), Catalanotto (1, 2nd base off Gaudin/Kendall).

FIELDING
DP: (Kinsler-Teixeira).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gaudin 6.04112701.85
Embree (H, 4)0.21000201.93
Duchscherer (H, 3)(L, 1-1)0.22332106.75
Street (BS, 1)0.21000102.70
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tejeda 6.19330613.55
Eyre (W, 1-0)1.21001000.00
Gagne (H, 1)0.10001000.00
Otsuka (S, 2)0.21000100.00

Pitches-strikes: Gaudin 97-64, Embree 13-9, Duchscherer 24-13, Street 11-8, Tejeda 106-77, Eyre 28-19, Gagne 11-6, Otsuka 10-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Gaudin 6-5, Embree 0-0, Duchscherer 0-1, Street 0-1, Tejeda 7-6, Eyre 2-3, Gagne 1-0, Otsuka 0-1.
Batters faced: Gaudin 23, Embree 3, Duchscherer 6, Street 3, Tejeda 27, Eyre 7, Gagne 2, Otsuka 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Duchscherer 1-0, Street 3-2, Eyre 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Paul Nauert. 2B: Brian Gorman. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 75 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:06.
Att: 37,002.

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