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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 08, 2007
No starter? No Problem
Offense held down by 'pen
The Rangers lost their starter after only two innings, but the A's were unable to break through against the Texas bullpen until the fifth inning. Shannon Stewart and Marco Scutaro both got RBIs in the frame, but it barely put a dent into a six-run lead for the Rangers as the A's went on to lose their second straight game to Texas.
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 Scutaro's RBI single
Rangers 7, Athletics 3
Hank Blalock hits an RBI single in the seventh inning on Saturday night. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Series at a glance:
Blalock, Kinsler homer
Despite having starter Kason Gabbard scratched and then losing Luis Mendoza after just two innings in his Major League debut, the Rangers still toppled the A's on Saturday on the strength of Ian Kinsler's first-inning homer, solid work from the bullpen and a four-run fourth inning.
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 Kinsler's homer
 Blalock's homer
OAK
Oakland (69-74)
Lost 2
Texas 7, Oakland 3   TEX
Texas (67-74)
Won 4
September 8, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0   3 8 0
Texas
2 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 X   7 13 1
Standings thru 9/8/07  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Rangers Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, LF4011000.282
Scutaro, 2B4021100.266
Cust, RF5010014.262
Piazza, DH4000021.277
Johnson, 1B4000010.230
Swisher, CF3120100.261
Hannahan, 3B4010002.267
Murphy, SS3100101.237
Suzuki, C4110002.248
Totals353823410 

BATTING
2B: Cust (16, Mendoza), Suzuki (11, Murray), Swisher (33, Wood), Stewart (19, Wood).
TB: Stewart 2; Scutaro 2; Cust 2; Swisher 3; Hannahan; Suzuki 2.
RBI: Stewart (45), Scutaro (40).
2-out RBI: Scutaro.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Piazza; Hannahan; Cust; Suzuki.
SF: Stewart.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Scutaro-Murphy-Johnson, Murphy-Johnson).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Catalanotto, 1B4111000.277
  Wilkerson, 1B1000001.239
Kinsler, 2B5121003.275
Young, SS4011021.308
Byrd, CF3231100.312
Botts, LF3010114.219
  1-Murphy, PR-LF0000000.373
Blalock, DH4133000.295
Cruz, RF4110024.213
Saltalamacchia, C3100112.267
Vazquez, 3B3010000.242
Totals3471373615 


1-Ran for Botts in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Kinsler (21, Gaudin), Cruz (14, Gaudin).
HR: Kinsler (19, 1st inning off Gaudin, 0 on, 1 out), Blalock (7, 4th inning off Gaudin, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Catalanotto; Kinsler 6; Young; Byrd 3; Botts; Blalock 6; Cruz 2; Vazquez.
RBI: Kinsler (56), Blalock 3 (25), Catalanotto (41), Young (73), Byrd (58).
2-out RBI: Blalock; Young; Byrd.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz; Botts; Saltalamacchia.
S: Vazquez.
GIDP: Botts; Kinsler.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Young (14, fielding).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gaudin (L, 10-11)3.210662224.47
Meyer 3.12111404.32
Marshall 0.11000006.75
Lewis 0.20000007.67
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mendoza 2.02000000.00
Murray (W, 1-1)3.03221105.25
Wood 1.22001104.04
Rheinecker (H, 1)1.01101205.36
Littleton 1.10000003.69

Pitches-strikes: Gaudin 84-47, Meyer 62-41, Marshall 10-4, Lewis 2-2, Mendoza 30-21, Murray 42-26, Wood 36-21, Rheinecker 21-13, Littleton 18-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Gaudin 7-2, Meyer 2-4, Marshall 0-1, Lewis 2-0, Mendoza 4-2, Murray 3-5, Wood 3-1, Rheinecker 1-0, Littleton 3-1.
Batters faced: Gaudin 22, Meyer 13, Marshall 2, Lewis 1, Mendoza 8, Murray 13, Wood 8, Rheinecker 5, Littleton 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Meyer 2-0, Lewis 1-0, Rheinecker 2-0, Littleton 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 90 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:58.
Att: 32,476.

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