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Box > Texas 7, Oakland 5
Rangers rally in the Nix of time
Eric Byrnes hit two homers while Erubiel Durazo added one of his own, but the bullpen couldn't protect a late lead Friday as the A's fell.
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Laynce Nix scores in the eighth inning in Friday's win over the A's. (Donna McWilliam/AP)
Laynce Nix highlighted a five-run rally in the eighth with a two RBIs as the Rangers moved back into first place in the AL West on Friday night.
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Oakland (57-45)
Lost 1
Texas 7, Oakland 5  
Texas (57-44)
Won 1
July 30, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1   5 9 1
Texas
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 X   7 9 0
Standings through 7/30/04  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Rangers Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kotsay, CF5000013.320
Byrnes, LF4332000.283
Chavez, 3B5000012.270
Hatteberg, 1B5120002.294
Miller, C5011012.290
Durazo, DH5122001.313
Crosby, SS1010300.271
Kielty, RF3000124.204
Scutaro, 2B3000105.277
Totals365955519 

BATTING
2B: Hatteberg (19, Narron), Crosby (23, Benoit), Byrnes (24, Cordero), Miller (18, Cordero).
HR: Byrnes 2 (16, 1st inning off Narron, 0 on, 1 out; 3rd inning off Narron, 0 on, 0 out), Durazo (15, 3rd inning off Narron, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Byrnes 10; Hatteberg 3; Miller 2; Durazo 5; Crosby 2.
RBI: Byrnes 2 (48), Durazo 2 (51), Miller (42).
2-out RBI: Durazo 2, Miller.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Miller, Kotsay 2, Scutaro 3, Durazo.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Scutaro (5, drop ball).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, M, SS4122110.328
Blalock, 3B4011121.284
Soriano, 2B5000004.279
Teixeira, 1B4121012.275
Matthews, RF4120003.287
Young, E, DH4010002.324
Dellucci, LF3100112.252
Laird, C2000112.270
a-Mench, PH0100000.264
Barajas, C0000000.256
Nix, CF4212011.271
Totals347964717 

a-Hit by pitch for Laird in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Teixeira (25, 8th inning off Lehr, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Young, M 2; Blalock; Teixeira 5; Matthews 2; Young, E; Nix.
RBI: Blalock (74), Teixeira (63), Nix 2 (31), Young, M 2 (61).
2-out RBI: Blalock, Nix 2, Young, M 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matthews, Soriano 2, Laird 2.
Team LOB: 8.

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harden 6.05222503.92
Lehr (H, 4)1.12220215.30
Bradford (BS, 3)(L, 5-5)0.22332004.89
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Narron 2.254441313.50
Benoit 4.12000206.30
Francisco (W, 2-1)1.00001103.94
Cordero (S, 31)1.02110102.03

WP: Harden, Narron.
IBB: Dellucci (by Bradford), Blalock (by Bradford).
HBP: Mench (by Bradford), Byrnes (by Benoit).
Pitches-strikes: Harden 96-61, Lehr 34-21, Bradford 24-12, Narron 61-35, Benoit 56-34, Francisco 15-9, Cordero 16-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Harden 7-6, Lehr 1-1, Bradford 2-0, Narron 2-5, Benoit 2-9, Francisco 2-0, Cordero 1-1.
Batters faced: Harden 26, Lehr 6, Bradford 7, Narron 17, Benoit 16, Francisco 4, Cordero 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Bradford 1-1, Benoit 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Winters. 1B: Bruce Froemming. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Hunter Wendelstedt.
Weather: 85 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:58.
Att: 44,116.

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