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A's stage impressive rally
Athletics 11, Rangers 9
Kurt Suzuki and Mark Ellis are welcomed back to the dugout. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
 Swisher's solo shot
Nick Swisher homered and Kurt Suzuki hit an RBI single in the sixth, which proved the difference in a game the A's trailed by six. Oakland sent 10 men to the plate in a seven-run fifth. Daric Barton, who singled and scored in the frame, homered in the third.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (69-78)
Lost 4
Oakland 11, Texas 9   OAK
Oakland (73-76)
Won 2
September 14, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 6 0 0 3 0 0 0   9 10 1
Oakland
0 0 2 0 7 2 0 0 X   11 12 1
Standings thru 9/14/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Athletics Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B3110213.271
Wilkerson, 1B4210102.235
Young, SS5110013.312
Sosa, DH5225011.255
Byrd, RF4111110.307
Botts, LF5010033.235
Murphy, CF2110200.388
Metcalf, 3B3001113.236
Laird, C4122010.220
Totals3591097915 

BATTING
2B: Botts (7, Lewis).
HR: Sosa (20, 6th inning off Casilla, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Kinsler; Wilkerson; Young; Sosa 5; Byrd; Botts 2; Murphy; Laird 2.
RBI: Sosa 5 (88), Byrd (63), Metcalf (15), Laird 2 (44).
2-out RBI: Metcalf; Laird 2; Sosa 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sosa; Kinsler.
GIDP: Metcalf; Wilkerson.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kinsler (20, 2nd base off Meyer/Suzuki).

FIELDING
E: Laird (12, throw).
DP: 3 (Young-Kinsler-Wilkerson, Metcalf-Wilkerson, Laird-Young).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, LF4220100.291
Barton, 1B5232021.409
Swisher, CF-RF2211200.264
Piazza, DH3121202.288
  1-Furmaniak, PR-DH0000000.200
Ellis, 2B4101114.274
Cust, RF3121110.259
  DaVanon, CF1000001.195
Suzuki, C4122001.251
Hannahan, 3B3100113.263
Murphy, SS3001021.206
Totals32111298713 


1-Ran for Piazza in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Barton (3, Gabbard).
HR: Barton (1, 3rd inning off Gabbard, 1 on, 2 out), Swisher (21, 6th inning off Rheinecker, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Stewart 2; Barton 7; Swisher 4; Piazza 2; Cust 2; Suzuki 2.
RBI: Barton 2 (2), Piazza (43), Ellis (65), Cust (76), Suzuki 2 (34), Murphy (18), Swisher (72).
2-out RBI: Barton 2; Suzuki.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ellis; Hannahan.
S: Murphy.
GIDP: Piazza; Suzuki.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Stewart (3, 2nd base by Francisco/Laird).

FIELDING
E: Hannahan (2, throw).
DP: 2 (Lewis-Ellis-Barton, Barton-Murphy-Barton).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gabbard 4.05777414.65
Wood 1.02200004.80
Rheinecker (L, 2-2)0.11110115.52
Littleton 0.23110003.61
Francisco 1.01000204.71
Benoit 1.00001002.61
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meyer 2.25663408.18
Lewis 2.12002106.81
Casilla (BS, 3)0.22332214.82
Brown, A (W, 3-2)1.10000203.82
Embree (H, 16)1.01000004.07
Street (S, 16)1.00000002.93

Gabbard pitched to 5 batters in the 5th.

HBP: Swisher (by Gabbard).
Pitches-strikes: Gabbard 94-50, Wood 23-13, Rheinecker 10-7, Littleton 20-11, Francisco 12-9, Benoit 17-10, Meyer 73-40, Lewis 36-21, Casilla 33-18, Brown, A 15-9, Embree 8-5, Street 10-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Gabbard 6-2, Wood 3-0, Rheinecker 0-0, Littleton 2-0, Francisco 0-0, Benoit 1-2, Meyer 2-2, Lewis 3-3, Casilla 0-0, Brown, A 0-2, Embree 3-0, Street 1-2.
Batters faced: Gabbard 23, Wood 5, Rheinecker 2, Littleton 5, Francisco 3, Benoit 4, Meyer 16, Lewis 10, Casilla 6, Brown, A 4, Embree 3, Street 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Wood 3-3, Lewis 3-3, Brown, A 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Rick Reed.
Weather: 68 degrees, clear.
Wind: 17 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:30.
Att: 19,336.

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