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A's continue to struggle
Rangers 11, Athletics 4
Chad Gaudin threw 109 pitches, 58 for strikes, in six innings Tuesday night. (Ben Margot/AP)
 Cust's two-run bomb
There was good news and bad news on Tuesday. The good news: Jack Cust homered and the A's put an end to an 11-game streak of scoring three runs or fewer. The bad news: Chad Gaudin gave up five runs and the 'pen six more as the A's losing skid reached nine.
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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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