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A's blow lead, regain it
Athletics 9, Rangers 7
Dallas Braden allowed two earned runs over five, but got the no-decision. (Matt Slocum/AP)
 Piazza's go-ahead single
Marco Scutaro hit a grand slam and Donnie Murphy followed with a solo shot as Oakland opened the first frame with six runs. Alan Embree allowed the game-tying homer in the ninth, but the A's regained the lead and won on Mike Piazza's RBI single in the 13th.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (54-59)
Won 1
Oakland 9, Texas 7   TEX
Texas (48-64)
Lost 5
August 6, 2007
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Oakland
6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   9 11 3
Texas
0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0   7 15 1
Standings thru 8/6/07  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Rangers Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Buck, RF5000043.276
Stewart, LF5000213.297
Swisher, CF6210133.253
Piazza, DH7131010.296
  2-Furmaniak, PR-DH0000000.000
Ellis, 2B6122112.260
Johnson, 1B6210113.237
Scutaro, 3B4114200.240
Murphy, SS6121031.213
Suzuki, C4010002.224
  a-Cust, PH0000100.265
  1-Bowen, PR-C0100100.211
Totals49911891417 

a-Walked for Suzuki in the 10th.
1-Ran for Cust in the 10th. 2-Ran for Piazza in the 13th.

BATTING
2B: Johnson (17, Rheinecker), Suzuki (4, Rheinecker).
HR: Scutaro (5, 1st inning off Rheinecker, 3 on, 2 out), Murphy (2, 1st inning off Rheinecker, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Swisher; Piazza 3; Ellis 2; Johnson 2; Scutaro 4; Murphy 5; Suzuki 2.
RBI: Ellis 2 (50), Scutaro 4 (22), Murphy (8), Piazza (22).
2-out RBI: Ellis 2; Scutaro 4; Murphy; Piazza.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ellis; Stewart; Buck; Swisher; Johnson.
S: Buck.
GIDP: Suzuki.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
E: Murphy (3, fielding), Braden (1, pickoff), Suzuki (1, fielding).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B7131020.248
Vazquez, 3B7000044.241
Young, SS4231110.305
  Hairston, SS0000000.195
  a-Catalanotto, PH1000001.242
Sosa, DH6022132.243
Byrd, CF7021025.317
Cruz, RF5120133.219
Botts, LF6122015.217
Saltalamacchia, 1B6110034.262
Laird, C6100022.233
Totals55715732126 

a-Grounded out for Hairston in the 13th.

BATTING
2B: Sosa (21, Lugo), Saltalamacchia (7, Street), Byrd (12, Embree).
HR: Botts (1, 8th inning off Casilla, 1 on, 0 out), Young (5, 9th inning off Embree, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kinsler 3; Young 6; Sosa 3; Byrd 3; Cruz 2; Botts 5; Saltalamacchia 2.
RBI: Sosa 2 (72), Byrd (38), Botts 2 (3), Kinsler (39), Young (60).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Botts; Cruz; Byrd 3; Saltalamacchia 2; Laird.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
E: Young (12, fielding).
DP: (Young-Kinsler-Saltalamacchia).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Braden 5.06321705.12
Lugo 1.220003010.57
Casilla (H, 8)0.12220112.84
Street (H, 3)1.01110103.28
Embree (BS, 3)2.02111313.35
Brown (W, 2-0)2.01000502.12
Calero (S, 1)1.01001105.80
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rheinecker 5.09774627.40
Wood 4.00001204.56
Benoit 1.00001202.85
Wilson 2.00001302.34
Eyre (L, 3-5)1.02222104.95

Casilla pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

WP: Brown, Wood.
IBB: Cruz (by Embree), Swisher (by Eyre).
HBP: Young (by Braden), Buck (by Rheinecker).
Pitches-strikes: Braden 96-64, Lugo 17-14, Casilla 8-5, Street 14-9, Embree 30-19, Brown 36-22, Calero 24-14, Rheinecker 100-57, Wood 57-39, Benoit 20-10, Wilson 26-16, Eyre 34-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Braden 2-6, Lugo 0-2, Casilla 0-0, Street 1-1, Embree 0-3, Brown 1-0, Calero 1-1, Rheinecker 8-1, Wood 4-6, Benoit 0-1, Wilson 3-0, Eyre 1-1.
Batters faced: Braden 24, Lugo 7, Casilla 3, Street 4, Embree 9, Brown 7, Calero 5, Rheinecker 28, Wood 14, Benoit 4, Wilson 7, Eyre 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Casilla 2-0.
EjectionsTexas Rangers Manager Ron Washington ejected by HP umpire Bill Miller. (11th); Texas Rangers shortstop Michael Young ejected by HP umpire Bill Miller. (11th).
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Marvin Hudson. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Ed Montague.
Weather: 92 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 4:33.
Att: 24,737.

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