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A's beat Rangers to snap skid
Big inning dooms Texas
Kevin Millwood gave up four runs in the second inning to the A's on Wednesday, digging the Rangers a hole they were unable to climb out of. The loss snapped Texas' recent three-game win streak.
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Athletics 6, Rangers 0
Oakland infielder Marco Scutaro plated his 14th RBI of the season in the second inning. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Series at a glance:
Sleeping offense awakens
The A's offense came alive on Wednesday to snap a nine-game losing streak. Marco Scutaro led the attack with an RBI single, giving the A's a lead they would never relinquish. Lenny DiNardo got his fourth win.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: July 18, 2007
TEX
Texas (41-53)
Lost 1
Oakland 6, Texas 0   OAK
Oakland (45-50)
Won 1
July 18, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 1
Oakland
0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 X   6 6 0
Standings thru 7/18/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Athletics Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hairston, RF4010001.218
Young, SS4010011.289
Teixeira, DH4000022.300
Byrd, CF4000011.353
Melhuse, C3000000.254
Wilkerson, LF3010000.218
Relaford, 2B3000001.150
Vazquez, 1B3000001.243
Metcalf, 3B3010000.203
Totals31040047 

BATTING
2B: Metcalf (5, DiNardo), Wilkerson (11, DiNardo).
TB: Hairston; Young; Wilkerson 2; Metcalf 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hairston; Vazquez; Byrd.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Millwood (2, throw).
DP: (Young-Relaford-Vazquez).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Buck, RF3001000.273
Stewart, LF3011100.305
Cust, DH3000111.258
Swisher, 1B3210103.256
Ellis, 2B3120000.265
Kotsay, CF4101012.219
Scutaro, 3B4111002.244
Crosby, SS2112210.225
Suzuki, C4000025.200
Totals296665513 

BATTING
2B: Swisher (22, Eyre).
HR: Crosby (8, 7th inning off Eyre, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Stewart; Swisher 2; Ellis 2; Scutaro; Crosby 4.
RBI: Scutaro (14), Crosby 2 (31), Buck (23), Stewart (28), Kotsay (17).
2-out RBI: Stewart.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Swisher 2; Suzuki.
SF: Buck.
GIDP: Scutaro.
Team LOB: 6.

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood (L, 6-8)6.03413405.50
Eyre 2.03222113.98
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
DiNardo (W, 4-6)7.03000302.51
Casilla 2.01000100.74

WP: Millwood.
HBP: Ellis (by Millwood).
Pitches-strikes: Millwood 105-59, Eyre 40-21, DiNardo 84-57, Casilla 29-19.
Ground outs-fly outs: Millwood 9-5, Eyre 2-3, DiNardo 12-6, Casilla 2-3.
Batters faced: Millwood 25, Eyre 11, DiNardo 24, Casilla 7.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Marvin Hudson. 3B: Ed Montague.
Weather: 69 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 2:25.
Att: 23,440.

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