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Rangers break out bats
Rangers 11, Athletics 4
Kenny Lofton slides safely into third base with a triple in the first inning. (Ben Margot/AP)
 Young's run-scoring double
 Vazquez's go-ahead triple
 Young's RBI single
Texas took the lead in the first inning on a Michael Young double after a leadoff triple by Kenny Lofton, but that was just the beginning. The Rangers scored two runs in both the fifth and sixth innings, and five more scored in the seventh to win their third straight.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 17, 2007
TEX
Texas (41-52)
Won 3
Texas 11, Oakland 4   OAK
Oakland (44-50)
Lost 9
July 17, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
1 0 0 0 2 2 5 1 0   11 15 1
Oakland
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0   4 8 2
Standings thru 7/17/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Athletics Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lofton, CF5230101.309
Young, SS5153100.290
Teixeira, 1B1000401.305
  1-Wilkerson, PR-1B0000000.216
Sosa, DH4001128.243
Byrd, RF6110004.361
Catalanotto, LF4120010.227
  a-Relaford, PH-2B2000003.176
Laird, C5211111.228
Vazquez, 3B4211000.248
Hairston, 2B-LF3221000.217
Totals39111578418 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Catalanotto in the 7th.
1-Ran for Teixeira in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Young 2 (25, Gaudin, Gaudin).
3B: Lofton (3, Gaudin), Vazquez (2, Gaudin).
TB: Lofton 5; Young 7; Byrd; Catalanotto 2; Laird; Vazquez 3; Hairston 2.
RBI: Young 3 (54), Sosa (64), Vazquez (15), Hairston (13), Laird (29).
2-out RBI: Young 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; Sosa 4; Relaford 2.
S: Vazquez; Hairston.
SF: Sosa; Hairston.
GIDP: Byrd.
Team LOB: 14.

BASERUNNING
SB: Byrd (1, 2nd base off Brown, A/Suzuki).

FIELDING
E: Vazquez (5, throw).
DP: (Teixeira-Young-Tejeda).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Buck, RF-CF4010114.277
Stewart, LF4120113.304
Cust, DH2113211.262
Johnson, 1B5000007.252
Crosby, SS5010010.223
Kotsay, CF3100101.225
  Kielty, RF1000000.194
Ellis, 2B4020001.261
Scutaro, 3B3110101.244
Suzuki, C2001111.226
Totals334847519 

BATTING
2B: Stewart (12, Mahay).
HR: Cust (16, 5th inning off Tejeda, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Buck; Stewart 3; Cust 4; Crosby; Ellis 2; Scutaro.
RBI: Suzuki (5), Cust 3 (45).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson 3; Buck; Ellis; Cust.
SF: Suzuki; Cust.
GIDP: Johnson.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Kennedy (4, throw), Crosby (14, fielding).
PB: Suzuki (1).
DP: (Crosby-Ellis-Johnson).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tejeda 4.14336216.68
Eyre (W, 3-3)0.21111003.78
Wilson (H, 11)1.01000102.81
Mahay (S, 1)3.02000202.12
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gaudin (L, 8-5)6.08556403.39
Brown, A 0.033300010.13
Kennedy 0.21212004.60
Marshall 1.03110005.87
Komine 1.10000004.70

Eyre pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.
Brown, A pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

WP: Gaudin.
IBB: Teixeira (by Gaudin), Teixeira (by Gaudin).
HBP: Teixeira (by Marshall).
Pitches-strikes: Tejeda 93-51, Eyre 16-8, Wilson 17-10, Mahay 27-18, Gaudin 109-58, Brown, A 7-6, Kennedy 28-13, Marshall 22-15, Komine 13-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Tejeda 3-8, Eyre 2-0, Wilson 0-2, Mahay 3-4, Gaudin 9-5, Brown, A 0-0, Kennedy 3-0, Marshall 3-0, Komine 1-3.
Batters faced: Tejeda 23, Eyre 4, Wilson 4, Mahay 11, Gaudin 31, Brown, A 3, Kennedy 7, Marshall 7, Komine 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Eyre 1-0, Wilson 2-1, Kennedy 2-2, Marshall 3-0, Komine 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Montague. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:27.
Att: 20,209.

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