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Texas two steps from October
Tim Hudson's gutsy 123-pitch outing went for naught Thursday, as Octavio Dotel gave up three runs in the ninth to give Texas life with 10 games to go.
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Brian Jordan hugs David Dellucci after scoring the game-winning run on Dellucci's double. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
With two strikes and two outs in the ninth, David Dellucci lined a two-run double to cap a sweep of the A's and move Texas into a second-place tie with Anaheim in the AL West.
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Oakland (87-65)
Lost 3
Texas 5, Oakland 4  
Texas (85-67)
Won 5
September 23, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1   4 10 0
Texas
0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3   5 10 0
Standings through 9/23/04  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Rangers Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kotsay, CF4121122.312
Byrnes, LF5000015.286
Chavez, 3B4010012.271
Hatteberg, 1B4110001.296
Dye, RF4011001.265
Durazo, DH4010012.320
Crosby, SS4111022.250
Melhuse, C3131100.269
Scutaro, 2B2000001.272
Totals3441042716 

BATTING
2B: Hatteberg (30, Ramirez).
HR: Kotsay (15, 1st inning off Park, 0 on, 0 out), Melhuse (11, 5th inning off Park, 0 on, 1 out), Crosby (21, 9th inning off Nelson, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kotsay 5; Chavez; Hatteberg 2; Dye; Durazo; Crosby 4; Melhuse 6.
RBI: Kotsay (60), Melhuse (29), Dye (73), Crosby (62).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrnes 2, Chavez.
S: Scutaro 2.
GIDP: Crosby.
Team LOB: 7.

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, E, 2B5110002.302
Blalock, 3B5111011.271
Young, M, SS5141000.315
Teixeira, 1B0000500.282
Jordan, DH5100009.222
Dellucci, LF5112007.247
Mench, RF3000100.277
Nix, CF4021000.251
Barajas, C4010013.253
Totals3651056222 

BATTING
2B: Young, E (23, Hudson), Barajas (25, Hudson), Young, M 2 (32, Hudson, Dotel), Dellucci (13, Dotel).
HR: Blalock (32, 9th inning off Dotel, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Young, E 2; Blalock 4; Young, M 6; Dellucci 2; Nix 2; Barajas 2.
RBI: Nix (44), Young, M (87), Blalock (107), Dellucci 2 (61).
2-out RBI: Nix, Dellucci 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barajas, Dellucci 3, Young, E.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
DP: (Young, E-Young, M-Teixeira).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hudson 7.07225203.33
Mecir (H, 20)1.00000003.28
Dotel (BS, 9)(L, 4-6)0.23331013.79
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Park 5.06220325.79
Ramirez 0.22110104.59
Brocail 1.01001104.53
Mahay 1.10000102.59
Nelson (W, 1-2)1.01111115.56

Balk: Park.
IBB: Teixeira (by Hudson), Teixeira (by Dotel).
Pitches-strikes: Hudson 123-76, Mecir 11-7, Dotel 30-17, Park 78-49, Ramirez 18-12, Brocail 22-11, Mahay 14-9, Nelson 21-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hudson 10-9, Mecir 1-2, Dotel 1-1, Park 6-6, Ramirez 1-0, Brocail 2-0, Mahay 2-1, Nelson 2-0.
Batters faced: Hudson 33, Mecir 3, Dotel 6, Park 20, Ramirez 4, Brocail 5, Mahay 4, Nelson 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Brocail 1-0, Mahay 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Tony Randazzo. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 86 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, R to L.
T: 3:08.
Att: 23,075.

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