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A's take wild West showdown
Francisco Cordero was unable to close it out as the Rangers fell six games behind Oakland in the division.
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Eric Chavez celebrates driving in the game-winner on Monday night. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Eric Chavez's RBI single helped the Athletics win in extra innings, taking the opening game of a key 20-game stretch vs. the American League West.
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Chavez wins it

Texas (78-65)
Lost 1
Oakland 7, Texas 6  
Oakland (84-59)
Won 3
September 13, 2004
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Texas
1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1   6 12 1
Oakland
0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 2   7 8 1
Standings through 9/13/04  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Athletics Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, 2B5222003.279
Blalock, 3B5010013.270
Young, M, SS5000014.312
Teixeira, 1B5241000.285
Dellucci, LF3000211.258
Mench, RF5000044.280
Jordan, DH5111003.214
Nix, CF4120110.253
Barajas, C5022022.248
Totals42612631020 

BATTING
2B: Teixeira 2 (32, Hudson, Hudson), Barajas (21, Hudson).
3B: Teixeira (2, Duchscherer).
HR: Soriano 2 (27, 1st inning off Hudson, 0 on, 0 out; 9th inning off Mecir, 0 on, 2 out), Teixeira (35, 8th inning off Hudson, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Soriano 8; Blalock; Teixeira 11; Jordan; Nix 2; Barajas 3.
RBI: Soriano 2 (87), Barajas 2 (52), Teixeira (99), Jordan (16).
2-out RBI: Soriano.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dellucci, Jordan, Young, M 3, Barajas.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Blalock (15, throw).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kotsay, CF6010016.302
Byrnes, RF5110115.289
Chavez, 3B4111201.273
Hatteberg, 1B5111013.301
Miller, C3000112.278
Durazo, DH3010212.317
1-German, PR-DH0100000.255
Swisher, LF3101101.214
Crosby, SS2112110.250
Scutaro, 2B2120000.279
a-McLemore, PH-2B2001104.254
Totals357869624 

a-Popped out for Scutaro in the 7th.
1-Ran for Durazo in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Scutaro (29, Dominguez), Byrnes (33, Dominguez), Kotsay (31, Shouse).
HR: Crosby (20, 5th inning off Dominguez, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Kotsay 2; Byrnes 2; Chavez; Hatteberg; Durazo; Crosby 4; Scutaro 3.
RBI: Crosby 2 (56), Hatteberg (79), Swisher (4), McLemore (16), Chavez (69).
2-out RBI: Chavez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Durazo, Kotsay, McLemore, Miller.
S: Miller, Crosby.
SF: Crosby.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
E: Crosby (17, throw).
PB: Miller (8).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dominguez 6.04221313.91
Francisco (H, 10)1.01112103.22
Mahay (H, 12)0.11222002.76
Almanzar (BS, 2)0.20000003.95
Shouse 0.21001002.58
Brocail 0.10000105.23
Cordero (BS, 4)(L, 3-2)0.21203101.89
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hudson 8.09441823.36
Mecir (BS, 4)0.21110213.45
Rincon 0.01000003.49
Bradford 0.10000004.28
Duchscherer (W, 6-6)1.01112003.50

Rincon pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.
Francisco pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Mahay.
Balk: Dominguez 2.
IBB: Durazo (by Mahay), Chavez (by Shouse), Nix (by Duchscherer).
HBP: Swisher (by Almanzar).
Pitches-strikes: Dominguez 81-52, Francisco 21-12, Mahay 15-5, Almanzar 7-3, Shouse 9-4, Brocail 6-3, Cordero 33-18, Hudson 120-79, Mecir 10-7, Rincon 5-3, Bradford 4-2, Duchscherer 20-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Dominguez 2-13, Francisco 0-2, Mahay 1-0, Almanzar 1-1, Shouse 0-2, Brocail 0-0, Cordero 0-1, Hudson 7-9, Mecir 0-0, Rincon 0-0, Bradford 1-0, Duchscherer 2-1.
Batters faced: Dominguez 23, Francisco 6, Mahay 4, Almanzar 3, Shouse 4, Brocail 1, Cordero 7, Hudson 34, Mecir 3, Rincon 1, Bradford 1, Duchscherer 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Mahay 1-1, Almanzar 3-2, Brocail 2-0, Bradford 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Joe Brinkman. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 65 degrees, clear.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:48.
Att: 15,535.

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