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Texas two-step leads way
Rangers 4, Athletics 1
Marlon Byrd connects on a two-run double in the fifth inning Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
 Hairston's two-run double
 Byrd's two-run double
The Rangers scored two runs in both the fourth and fifth innings, but Jamey Wright only needed the first one. The Texas right-hander tossed seven shutout innings at the Athletics and the Rangers went on to win the opener of their three-game series in Oakland.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 16, 2007
TEX
Texas (40-52)
Won 2
Texas 4, Oakland 1   OAK
Oakland (44-49)
Lost 8
July 16, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0   4 9 1
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 6 0
Standings thru 7/16/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Athletics Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF4000011.304
Young, SS3010110.280
Teixeira, 1B4120002.307
Sosa, DH2210212.246
Byrd, RF4012034.369
Laird, C4110002.229
Wilkerson, LF4000012.216
Hairston, 2B4012000.205
Metcalf, 3B4020011.197
Totals334943814 

BATTING
2B: Young (23, Braden), Hairston (7, Braden), Sosa (18, Braden), Byrd (10, Braden).
TB: Young 2; Teixeira 2; Sosa 2; Byrd 2; Laird; Hairston 2; Metcalf 2.
RBI: Hairston 2 (12), Byrd 2 (28).
2-out RBI: Hairston 2; Byrd 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; Metcalf; Laird.
S: Lofton.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Hairston (3, 3rd base off Braden/Suzuki).

FIELDING
E: Wilkerson (4, fielding).
DP: 2 (Hairston-Young-Teixeira, Young-Hairston-Teixeira).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Buck, RF2010200.277
Stewart, LF4000004.302
Swisher, 1B4010014.256
Cust, DH3110102.259
Crosby, SS3010100.223
Kotsay, CF4000004.230
Ellis, 2B4010004.258
Scutaro, 3B4011013.242
Suzuki, C3000122.241
Totals311615423 

BATTING
2B: Buck (12, Wright), Ellis (16, Wright).
TB: Buck 2; Swisher; Cust; Crosby; Ellis 2; Scutaro.
RBI: Scutaro (13).
2-out RBI: Scutaro.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cust; Scutaro 3; Suzuki 2.
GIDP: Cust; Swisher.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Stewart (Metcalf at 2nd base), Kotsay (Sosa at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Stewart-Ellis, Kotsay-Ellis).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wright (W, 3-2)7.04003204.31
Francisco 1.01112104.33
Gagne (S, 14)1.01000101.23
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Braden (L, 1-4)6.08442706.07
Brown, A 2.00001100.00
Calero 1.01000006.43

Francisco pitched to 2 batters in the 9th.

WP: Wright.
Pitches-strikes: Wright 90-50, Francisco 30-15, Gagne 23-16, Braden 107-72, Brown, A 24-14, Calero 18-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wright 11-8, Francisco 0-2, Gagne 0-2, Braden 2-9, Brown, A 3-2, Calero 2-1.
Batters faced: Wright 26, Francisco 6, Gagne 4, Braden 27, Brown, A 6, Calero 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Gagne 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Marvin Hudson. 1B: Ed Montague. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Bill Miller.
Weather: 63 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 21 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:51.
Att: 18,160.

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