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Box > Oakland 9, Texas 4
Don't mess with Zito in Texas
Barry Zito improved to 13-1 against the Rangers while a streak of nine unanswered runs gave the A's a half-game lead over Texas in the American League West.
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Barry Zito delivers in the first inning against the Rangers on Saturday night. (Donna McWilliam/AP)
Ryan Drese issued four of the Rangers' seven walks to fall to 6-2 at home as Texas fell a half-game behind the A's in the AL West.
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Oakland (58-45)
Won 1
Oakland 9, Texas 4  
Texas (57-45)
Lost 1
July 31, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 3 3 0 3 0 0   9 11 0
Texas
0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 6 2
Standings through 7/31/04  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Rangers Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kotsay, CF6011015.317
McLemore, 2B4210101.259
a-Scutaro, PH-2B1000001.276
Chavez, 3B5120002.272
Hatteberg, 1B5111013.292
Miller, C3321200.294
Durazo, DH4122102.315
Crosby, SS3001213.269
Byrnes, LF5111007.281
Kielty, RF4012114.205
Totals4091197428 

a-Flied out for McLemore in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Chavez (10, Shouse), Kielty (11, Shouse).
TB: Kotsay; McLemore; Chavez 3; Hatteberg; Miller 2; Durazo 2; Byrnes; Kielty 2.
RBI: Durazo 2 (53), Kielty 2 (22), Hatteberg (56), Miller (43), Byrnes (49), Crosby (44), Kotsay (44).
2-out RBI: Kielty, Kotsay.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kotsay 3, Kielty, Crosby, Scutaro.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (McLemore-Hatteberg, Crosby-McLemore-Hatteberg, Chavez-McLemore-Hatteberg).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, E, 2B2110200.326
Young, M, SS4110002.327
Soriano, DH3022100.282
Teixeira, 1B-RF4000023.271
Perry, 3B-1B3000111.233
Jordan, RF-LF4111002.125
Matthews, CF3000120.282
Mench, LF1000100.263
a-Blalock, PH-3B2000011.283
Barajas, C4111001.256
Totals304646610 

a-Struck out for Mench in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Soriano (18, Zito).
HR: Jordan (1, 2nd inning off Zito, 0 on, 2 out), Barajas (13, 3rd inning off Zito, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Young, E; Young, M; Soriano 3; Jordan 4; Barajas 4.
RBI: Jordan (4), Barajas (38), Soriano 2 (68).
2-out RBI: Jordan.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Perry.
GIDP: Young, M 2, Jordan.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Young, E (3, throw), Blalock (11, fielding).
PB: Barajas (4).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zito (W, 7-7)5.25445424.81
Duchscherer (H, 5)2.11001102.81
Rincon 1.00000104.18
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Drese (L, 7-6)4.15644103.62
Ramirez 1.21002104.56
Nelson 1.02311005.28
Shouse 2.03000203.28

Pitches-strikes: Zito 107-62, Duchscherer 33-24, Rincon 9-7, Drese 96-52, Ramirez 33-18, Nelson 25-14, Shouse 41-25.
Ground outs-fly outs: Zito 7-6, Duchscherer 4-2, Rincon 2-0, Drese 5-7, Ramirez 2-2, Nelson 2-1, Shouse 0-4.
Batters faced: Zito 25, Duchscherer 8, Rincon 3, Drese 23, Ramirez 8, Nelson 7, Shouse 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Duchscherer 1-0, Ramirez 1-1.
Ejections: Texas Rangers pitcher Jeff Nelson by HP umpire Bruce Froemming (8th).
Umpires: HP: Bruce Froemming. 1B: Tim Timmons. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Mike Winters.
Weather: 94 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 3:05.
Att: 50,708.

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