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Swisher-less A's fall
Rangers 11, Athletics 9
Andrew Brown reacts after giving up Michael Young's grand slam. (Ben Margot/AP)
 Ellis' two-run homer
 Suzuki's second RBI double
Frustrated because of a plunking on Saturday, Nick Swisher let it show on Sunday, charging the mound after being hit by Texas starter Vicente Padilla in the first. After both players were ejected, the A's put up a five-run third to erase a big deficit, but Andrew Brown surrended a grand slam that let the Rangers take the lead for good.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (70-79)
Won 1
Texas 11, Oakland 9   OAK
Oakland (74-77)
Lost 1
September 16, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 6 0 1 0 0 0 4 0   11 9 1
Oakland
2 0 5 0 1 0 0 1 0   9 12 0
Standings thru 9/16/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Athletics Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B3100112.267
Wilkerson, 1B3311200.236
Young, SS4237100.313
Sosa, DH5012022.254
Byrd, CF4110102.306
Botts, LF2110201.240
  Murphy, LF1000010.389
Cruz, RF4001022.217
Saltalamacchia, C3010102.264
  1-Guzman, Fre, PR01000001.000
  Quiroz, C1000000.500
Metcalf, 3B3110023.238
  a-Catalanotto, PH0100100.272
  Vazquez, 3B0000000.238
Totals33119119814 

a-Walked for Metcalf in the 8th.
1-Ran for Saltalamacchia in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Wilkerson (17, Lugo), Young (37, Lugo).
HR: Young (8, 8th inning off Brown, A, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Wilkerson 2; Young 7; Sosa; Byrd; Botts; Saltalamacchia; Metcalf.
RBI: Cruz (27), Wilkerson (62), Young 7 (83), Sosa 2 (90).
2-out RBI: Wilkerson; Young 2; Sosa 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd; Kinsler.
S: Kinsler.
SF: Cruz.
GIDP: Botts.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Byrd (5, 2nd base off DiNardo/Suzuki).

FIELDING
E: Young (16, throw).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Barton, 1B3211103.345
Swisher, RF0000000.266
  1-Thompson, PR-LF3100013.156
  a-Piazza, PH1000001.287
  Brown, D, LF0000000.000
Cust, LF-RF3110220.263
Ellis, 2B5123003.275
Johnson, DH5111013.236
Scutaro, SS5010002.260
Hannahan, 3B4230111.282
Suzuki, C4122122.254
DaVanon, CF4011023.198
  b-Stewart, PH1000001.290
Totals3891285922 

a-Flied out for Thompson in the 8th. b-Popped out for DaVanon in the 9th.
1-Ran for Swisher in the 1st.

BATTING
2B: Johnson (20, Wright), Suzuki 2 (13, Wood, Wood), Scutaro (12, Benoit).
HR: Ellis (18, 3rd inning off Wright, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Barton; Cust; Ellis 5; Johnson 2; Scutaro 2; Hannahan 3; Suzuki 4; DaVanon.
RBI: Johnson (60), Ellis 3 (69), Suzuki 2 (36), DaVanon (6), Barton (3).
2-out RBI: Ellis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Scutaro; Thompson; Barton; Johnson; Stewart.
SF: Barton.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Scutaro-Ellis-Barton).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla 0.0121000--
Wright 2.13444114.02
Wood (BS, 1)2.04220204.98
Rheinecker (W, 3-2)2.21000305.21
Wilson (H, 13)0.21111103.05
Benoit (S, 5)1.12000202.56
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
DiNardo 1.22554104.18
Lugo 2.14221305.66
Braden 3.01002206.41
Brown, A (BS, 2)(L, 3-3)1.02442114.71
Blevins 1.00000100.00

Padilla pitched to 2 batters in the 1st.

HBP: Swisher (by Padilla).
Pitches-strikes: Padilla 10-5, Wright 54-27, Wood 53-29, Rheinecker 33-23, Wilson 22-11, Benoit 35-21, DiNardo 51-24, Lugo 46-27, Braden 42-26, Brown, A 30-14, Blevins 11-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Padilla 0-0, Wright 3-3, Wood 1-3, Rheinecker 5-0, Wilson 0-1, Benoit 0-2, DiNardo 2-2, Lugo 3-1, Braden 4-3, Brown, A 1-1, Blevins 0-2.
Batters faced: Padilla 2, Wright 14, Wood 10, Rheinecker 9, Wilson 4, Benoit 6, DiNardo 11, Lugo 12, Braden 11, Brown, A 7, Blevins 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Wright 2-2, Wood 2-2, Rheinecker 1-0, Benoit 2-1, Lugo 3-3.
EjectionsOakland Athletics right fielder Nick Swisher ejected by HP umpire Chuck Meriwether. (1st); Texas Rangers pitcher Vicente Padilla ejected by HP umpire Chuck Meriwether. (1st).
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Rick Reed. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:42.
Att: 23,770.

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