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Rangers feel good to be three
Barry Zito threw 117 pitches in five innings as the A's fell to the Rangers, seeing their American League West lead over Texas shrink to three games.
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Eric Young hit his first home run since August 2003 to lead the Rangers to their second straight win over the first-place A's, trimming Oakland's lead in the AL West to three games.
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Oakland (87-64)
Lost 2
Texas 5, Oakland 3  
Texas (84-67)
Won 4
September 22, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0   3 11 0
Texas
1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 X   5 9 0
Standings through 9/22/04  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Rangers Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kotsay, CF5031000.310
Byrnes, LF5010013.289
Chavez, 3B4010122.271
Dye, RF5000016.265
Hatteberg, 1B4100102.297
Durazo, DH3010110.321
Crosby, SS3011011.250
Miller, C3120011.275
a-McMillon, PH0000000.195
b-Kielty, PH1010000.215
Melhuse, C0000000.258
Scutaro, 2B4111005.273
Totals3731133720 

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

BATTING
2B: Kotsay (34, Rogers).
3B: Scutaro (1, Rogers).
TB: Kotsay 4; Byrnes; Chavez; Durazo; Crosby; Miller 2; Kielty; Scutaro 3.
RBI: Scutaro (41), Kotsay (59), Crosby (61).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dye 2, Scutaro 2, Hatteberg.
SF: Crosby.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Byrnes (15, 2nd base off Brocail/Barajas).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Byrnes (Teixeira at home).
DP: (Scutaro-Crosby-Hatteberg).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, E, 2B3223101.304
Alexander, 2B0000000.176
Blalock, 3B3011101.271
Young, M, SS4000012.312
Teixeira, 1B4030011.282
Jordan, RF4010013.228
Mench, LF3100101.279
Allen, DH2100112.282
a-Gonzalez, PH-DH1000000.258
Nix, CF4000032.248
Barajas, C3121000.253
Totals315954713 

a-Lined out for Allen in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Blalock (36, Zito), Barajas (24, Zito), Jordan (13, Zito).
HR: Young, E (1, 4th inning off Zito, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Young, E 5; Blalock 2; Teixeira 3; Jordan 2; Barajas 3.
RBI: Blalock (106), Barajas (56), Young, E 3 (25).
2-out RBI: Barajas, Young, E 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jordan, Young, E, Allen.
GIDP: Jordan.
Team LOB: 6.

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zito (L, 11-11)5.07554614.47
Rhodes 1.12000105.02
Bradford 1.00000004.40
Rincon 0.20000003.60
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rogers (W, 17-8)5.07332304.74
Brocail (H, 3)2.01000204.63
Shouse (H, 11)0.10001002.36
Nelson (H, 8)0.10000105.40
Mahay (H, 14)0.11000002.64
Cordero (S, 47)1.02000101.77

Rogers pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

Pitches-strikes: Zito 117-67, Rhodes 18-13, Bradford 9-7, Rincon 9-6, Rogers 95-54, Brocail 31-19, Shouse 8-3, Nelson 4-3, Mahay 4-3, Cordero 25-19.
Ground outs-fly outs: Zito 3-5, Rhodes 0-3, Bradford 2-1, Rincon 1-1, Rogers 7-5, Brocail 1-3, Shouse 1-0, Nelson 0-0, Mahay 0-1, Cordero 0-2.
Batters faced: Zito 25, Rhodes 6, Bradford 2, Rincon 2, Rogers 24, Brocail 7, Shouse 2, Nelson 1, Mahay 2, Cordero 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Bradford 1-0, Brocail 2-1, Nelson 1-0, Mahay 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Tim McClelland. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Fieldin Culbreth.
Weather: 84 degrees, clear.
Wind: 17 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:05.
Att: 29,426.

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