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Boxscore > Oakland 5, Texas 4
Rangers get 'Byrned' in opener
The Rangers had what they thought was the formula for victory in their season opener against Oakland Monday night. But on a windy, 54-degree night, pinch-hitter Eric Byrnes drilled a two-run double off lefty reliever Ron Mahay in the eighth inning as the Rangers dropped a decision at Network Associates Coliseum.
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Eric Byrnes hit a game-winning pinch-double in the eighth. (Ben Margot/AP)
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What was shaping up as a nice little feel-good, bounce-back story for Jermaine Dye devolved into a same-old-story kind of thing for right-handed starter Tim Hudson. Dye's clutch hits were temporarily negated by Mark Texeira's seventh-inning homer, but it was ultimately a storybook ending for the Athletics and pinch-hitter Eric Byrnes.
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Texas (0-1)
Lost 1
Oakland 5, Texas 4  
Oakland (1-0)
Won 1
April 5, 2004
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Texas
0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0   4 11 1
Oakland
1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 X   5 9 0
Standings through 4/5/04  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Athletics Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, M, SS5121002.400
Blalock, 3B4010113.250
Soriano, 2B3010102.333
Fullmer, DH4120102.500
Teixeira, 1B4113104.250
Dellucci, LF4000005.000
a-Perry, PH10100001.000
1-Nivar, PR0000000.000
Mench, RF5000023.000
Nix, CF4120000.500
Laird, C3010011.333
Totals3741144422 

a-Singled for Dellucci in the 9th.
1-Ran for Perry in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Blalock (1, Hudson), Nix (1, Hudson).
HR: Teixeira (1, 7th inning off Hammond, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Young, M 2; Blalock 2; Soriano; Fullmer 2; Teixeira 4; Perry; Nix 3; Laird.
RBI: Teixeira 3 (3), Young, M (1).
2-out RBI: Teixeira, Young, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teixeira, Dellucci 2, Mench 2, Soriano.
S: Laird.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Dellucci (1, 2nd base off Hudson/Miller).

FIELDING
E: Soriano (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Teixeira-Young, M-Soriano, Soriano-Young, M-Teixeira).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kotsay, CF5000003.000
Kielty, LF4220010.500
Chavez, 3B3110112.333
Dye, RF3022100.667
Durazo, DH3110013.333
Karros, 1B3011102.333
Crosby, SS4100015.000
Miller, C3000000.000
a-McMillon, PH0000000.000
b-Byrnes, PH10120001.000
Melhuse, C0000000.000
Scutaro, 2B3010100.333
Totals325954415 

a-Batted for Miller in the 8th. b-Doubled for McMillon in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Dye (1, Rogers), Kielty (1, Rogers), Byrnes (1, Mahay).
TB: Kielty 3; Chavez; Dye 3; Durazo; Karros; Byrnes 2; Scutaro.
RBI: Dye 2 (2), Karros (1), Byrnes 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Karros, Byrnes 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Karros 2, Crosby 2, Kotsay.
GIDP: Durazo, Kotsay.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
PB: Miller (1).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rogers 7.06333403.86
Nelson (H, 1)(L, 0-1)0.222200027.00
Mahay (BS, 1)0.11001000.00
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hudson 5.06223303.60
Hammond (BS, 1)2.04220019.00
Bradford (W, 1-0)1.00001000.00
Rhodes (S, 1)1.01000100.00

Hammond pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IBB: Blalock (by Bradford).
HBP: Durazo (by Rogers), Soriano (by Hudson).
Pitches-strikes: Rogers 111-65, Nelson 17-11, Mahay 9-4, Hudson 106-63, Hammond 34-23, Bradford 12-7, Rhodes 16-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rogers 12-5, Nelson 2-0, Mahay 1-0, Hudson 6-6, Hammond 2-4, Bradford 3-0, Rhodes 1-1.
Batters faced: Rogers 30, Nelson 4, Mahay 3, Hudson 25, Hammond 10, Bradford 4, Rhodes 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Mahay 2-2, Bradford 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Dana DeMuth. 1B: Brian Runge. 2B: Kerwin Danley. 3B: Mike Winters.
Weather: 57 degrees, clear.
Wind: 22 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:10.
Att: 45,122.

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