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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 08, 2007
A's get backup, beat Rangers
Bowen blasts winner
Reserve Rob Bowen hit a game-winning solo home run in the seventh and an insurance shot in the eighth as the A's edged the Rangers at Rangers Ballpark on Wednesday. Lenny DiNardo earned his sixth victory of the season, striking out four and surrendering three runs on eight hits in six innings.
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Athletics 6, Rangers 3
Lenny DiNardo tossed six innings, striking out four and surrendering three runs. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Series at a glance:
Millwood tosses well
Kevin Millwood threw six innings, striking out six and surrendering three runs at Rangers Ballpark on Wednesday but got the no-decision as Texas fell to the Athletics. Brad Wilkerson blasted a game-tying two-run home run in the fifth, but it wasn't enough as the Rangers dropped the series.
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OAK
Oakland (55-60)
Won 1
Oakland 6, Texas 3   TEX
Texas (49-65)
Lost 1
August 8, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 0   6 9 0
Texas
0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   3 9 0
Standings thru 8/8/07  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Rangers Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Buck, RF5120011.279
Swisher, CF4100111.250
Cust, LF2011210.263
  1-Stewart, PR-LF1000000.298
Piazza, DH4001102.287
Ellis, 2B4120112.267
Johnson, 1B4000014.231
Scutaro, 3B4011011.236
Murphy, SS4110012.236
Bowen, C3223111.222
Totals356966814 


1-Ran for Cust in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Ellis (21, Millwood), Buck (19, Millwood).
HR: Bowen 2 (4, 7th inning off Murray, 0 on, 0 out; 8th inning off Littleton, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Buck 3; Cust; Ellis 3; Scutaro; Murphy; Bowen 8.
RBI: Scutaro (23), Cust (52), Piazza (23), Bowen 3 (16).
2-out RBI: Bowen 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ellis.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Ellis (3, 2nd base by Millwood/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Murphy-Ellis-Johnson 2).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B4120110.255
Wilkerson, 1B3112011.228
  a-Laird, PH0000100.234
Young, SS4010114.306
Sosa, DH4110004.243
Byrd, CF4020012.319
Cruz, RF4010014.216
Botts, LF4011001.219
Saltalamacchia, C3000101.257
Melhuse, 3B4000012.233
Totals343934619 

a-Walked for Wilkerson in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cruz (9, DiNardo).
HR: Wilkerson (17, 5th inning off DiNardo, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 2; Wilkerson 4; Young; Sosa; Byrd 2; Cruz 2; Botts.
RBI: Botts (4), Wilkerson 2 (49).
2-out RBI: Botts.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Melhuse; Saltalamacchia; Cruz; Byrd.
S: Wilkerson.
GIDP: Young; Cruz.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Botts (1, 2nd base off DiNardo/Bowen).

FIELDING
DP: (Saltalamacchia-Kinsler).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
DiNardo (W, 6-6)6.08333413.28
Street (H, 4)1.01000103.16
Casilla (H, 9)1.00000102.94
Embree (S, 14)1.00001003.29
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood 6.05334605.90
Murray (L, 0-1)0.21111018.44
Littleton 1.03221014.68
Benoit 1.10000202.79

Pitches-strikes: DiNardo 91-58, Street 13-11, Casilla 12-7, Embree 18-11, Millwood 107-60, Murray 21-11, Littleton 22-10, Benoit 16-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: DiNardo 9-5, Street 1-2, Casilla 0-2, Embree 2-1, Millwood 8-3, Murray 1-1, Littleton 3-0, Benoit 1-1.
Batters faced: DiNardo 27, Street 5, Casilla 3, Embree 4, Millwood 26, Murray 4, Littleton 7, Benoit 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Littleton 1-0, Benoit 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Ed Montague. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 94 degrees, clear.
Wind: 16 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:03.
Att: 29,647.

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