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Catalanotto has big night
Rangers 5, Athletics 3
Edinson Volquez allowed no runs on only two hits in six innings pitched. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
 Catalanotto's homer
 Catalanotto's RBI triple
 Catalanotto's RBI single
Frank Catalanotto was on from the start, as he blasted a leadoff homer to start the first inning. He would also rack up two more RBIs on a triple and a single to power the Rangers offense. Edinson Volquez did his part, holding the A's to no runs on just two hits in six innings, earning his second win of the year.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (69-73)
Lost 1
Texas 5, Oakland 3   TEX
Texas (66-74)
Won 3
September 7, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1   3 6 0
Texas
1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 X   5 14 1
Standings thru 9/7/07  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Rangers Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, LF5110001.283
Ellis, 2B1010300.264
Cust, RF2011101.263
Piazza, DH4000024.281
  1-Murphy, PR-DH0000000.244
Johnson, 1B4000014.232
Swisher, CF4110020.259
Scutaro, SS4010000.263
Hannahan, 3B3111010.268
Suzuki, C4000002.248
Totals313624612 


1-Ran for Piazza in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Swisher (32, Wilson).
TB: Stewart; Ellis; Cust; Swisher 2; Scutaro; Hannahan.
RBI: Cust (73), Hannahan (14).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson 2; Piazza.
SF: Cust; Hannahan.
GIDP: Cust.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Swisher (Kinsler at 2nd base).
DP: (Hannahan-Ellis-Johnson).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Catalanotto, LF4233001.277
  a-Sosa, PH1000000.249
  Cruz, RF0000000.212
Kinsler, 2B5030012.273
Young, SS3011102.308
Byrd, CF4030101.306
Wilkerson, RF-1B4010115.240
Laird, C4000028.219
Blalock, DH4110020.284
Saltalamacchia, 1B4110011.271
  Murphy, RF-LF0000000.373
Vazquez, 3B3111111.241
Totals3651454821 

a-Grounded out for Catalanotto in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Saltalamacchia (12, Haren), Vazquez (11, Haren).
3B: Catalanotto (4, Haren), Blalock (3, Haren).
HR: Catalanotto (10, 1st inning off Haren, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Catalanotto 8; Kinsler 3; Young; Byrd 3; Wilkerson; Blalock 3; Saltalamacchia 2; Vazquez 2.
RBI: Catalanotto 3 (40), Vazquez (26), Young (72).
2-out RBI: Young; Catalanotto.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Laird 4; Wilkerson.
GIDP: Young.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler (19, 2nd base off Haren/Suzuki).

FIELDING
E: Young (13, fielding).
DP: (Kinsler-Young-Saltalamacchia).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Haren (L, 14-7)4.212553713.03
Lugo 1.10001106.11
Braden 1.00000006.63
Brown, A 1.02000003.90
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Volquez (W, 2-0)6.02003502.45
Rheinecker 1.00000005.48
Francisco 0.12211004.91
Wilson (H, 12)1.02110102.98
Benoit (S, 4)0.20000002.55

HBP: Young (by Brown, A).
Pitches-strikes: Haren 100-57, Lugo 21-11, Braden 7-6, Brown, A 28-17, Volquez 87-52, Rheinecker 7-5, Francisco 19-10, Wilson 26-18, Benoit 7-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Haren 5-2, Lugo 1-2, Braden 1-2, Brown, A 2-0, Volquez 6-7, Rheinecker 0-3, Francisco 0-1, Wilson 0-2, Benoit 0-2.
Batters faced: Haren 28, Lugo 5, Braden 3, Brown, A 5, Volquez 22, Rheinecker 3, Francisco 4, Wilson 6, Benoit 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Lugo 1-0, Wilson 3-2, Benoit 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: James Hoye.
Weather: 90 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:01.
Att: 22,318.

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