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Young and done: Rangers roll A's
Mark Mulder remained winless since Aug. 24 as the first-place A's dropped the series opener in Texas. Oakland fell to 9-10 in September with the loss.
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Teixeira drives in a run

Oakland (87-63)
Lost 1
Texas 9, Oakland 4  
Texas (83-67)
Won 3
September 21, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0   4 11 1
Texas
3 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 X   9 10 0
Standings through 9/21/04  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Rangers Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kotsay, CF5130010.308
McLemore, 2B3011011.254
a-Scutaro, PH-2B2000001.274
Chavez, 3B4000022.271
Hatteberg, 1B4110000.299
Dye, RF4130000.267
Durazo, DH4011003.321
Swisher, LF4111013.261
Miller, C4011011.272
Crosby, SS4000011.249
Totals3841140712 

a-Grounded out for McLemore in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Kotsay (33, Drese), Dye 2 (27, Drese, Drese), Swisher (4, Drese).
TB: Kotsay 4; McLemore; Hatteberg; Dye 5; Durazo; Swisher 2; Miller.
RBI: McLemore (19), Durazo (86), Swisher (7), Miller (57).
2-out RBI: McLemore, Swisher, Miller.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Miller.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Hatteberg (9, fielding).
Pickoffs: Mulder (Jordan at 1st base).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, E, 2B4000013.300
Alexander, 2B0000000.176
Blalock, 3B5210013.271
Young, M, SS3224100.314
Teixeira, 1B3112000.278
Mench, LF4110004.281
Jordan, RF3111103.228
Allen, DH3010000.297
Nix, CF4111022.252
Barajas, C4121000.249
Totals3391092415 

BATTING
2B: Young, M (30, Mulder), Teixeira (33, Mulder), Barajas (23, Hammond).
3B: Allen (1, Duchscherer).
HR: Young, M (21, 4th inning off Mulder, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Blalock; Young, M 6; Teixeira 2; Mench; Jordan; Allen 3; Nix; Barajas 3.
RBI: Teixeira 2 (108), Jordan (19), Young, M 4 (86), Nix (43), Barajas (55).
2-out RBI: Jordan, Young, M 4, Barajas.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jordan 2, Blalock, Young, E, Nix.
S: Allen.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Young, E (13, 2nd base off Mulder/Miller).
CS: Jordan (2, 2nd base by Mulder/Miller).
PO: Jordan (1st base by Mulder).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mulder (L, 17-6)4.08952214.25
Hammond 2.01000002.65
Duchscherer 1.01000103.42
Blanton 1.00000100.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Drese (W, 14-8)5.28440403.80
Brocail 0.11000004.84
Shouse 1.21000202.38
Almanzar 1.00000103.72
Mahay 0.11000002.66

Mulder pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.

HBP: Young, E (by Mulder), Teixeira (by Mulder).
Pitches-strikes: Mulder 92-54, Hammond 25-13, Duchscherer 17-11, Blanton 14-10, Drese 105-65, Brocail 10-6, Shouse 22-15, Almanzar 16-10, Mahay 7-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Mulder 4-5, Hammond 4-2, Duchscherer 1-1, Blanton 2-0, Drese 4-9, Brocail 1-0, Shouse 1-2, Almanzar 0-2, Mahay 1-0.
Batters faced: Mulder 24, Hammond 7, Duchscherer 4, Blanton 3, Drese 25, Brocail 2, Shouse 6, Almanzar 3, Mahay 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Hammond 2-2, Brocail 1-1, Almanzar 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Tim McClelland. 3B: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 84 degrees, clear.
Wind: 15 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:47.
Att: 28,143.

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