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A's sluggers deep-six Padilla
Rangers edged in Oakland
Vicente Padilla had a lead, courtesy of a Phil Nevin three-run homer, and cruised through five innings, but his first three pitches of the sixth inning were all hit out of the park as the Rangers lost to the A's in Oakland.
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Athletics 5, Rangers 4
Eric Chavez rounds third after leading off the sixth with a home run. (Ben Margot/AP)
Series at a glance:
A's power up in sixth
Besides Nick Swisher's two-run homer, the A's were held in check -- until the sixth inning, when Eric Chavez, Frank Thomas and Milton Bradley homered on the first three pitches to propel Rich Harden past the Rangers.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 15, 2006
TEX
Texas (4-8)
Lost 1
Oakland 5, Texas 4   OAK
Oakland (6-6)
Won 1
April 15, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0   4 5 1
Oakland
0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 X   5 8 0
Standings thru 4/15/06  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Athletics Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, RF3010110.231
Young, SS3110111.314
Teixeira, 1B3110102.318
Nevin, DH3213101.273
Blalock, 3B4010011.289
Jimenez, 2B4000011.176
Wilkerson, LF2000120.180
Laird, C3000010.417
Nix, CF3000030.071
Totals284535106 

BATTING
2B: Teixeira (4, Harden).
HR: Nevin (3, 6th inning off Harden, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Matthews; Young; Teixeira 2; Nevin 4; Blalock.
RBI: Nevin 3 (12).
2-out RBI: Nevin 3.
GIDP: Jimenez; Blalock; Teixeira.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
CS: Wilkerson (1, 2nd base by Harden/Kendall).

FIELDING
E: Blalock (3, throw).
Pickoffs: Padilla (Kotsay at 1st base).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kotsay, CF3110100.302
Swisher, LF4112021.333
Crosby, SS4000010.188
Chavez, 3B4111001.250
Thomas, DH4111000.189
Bradley, RF4131000.333
Scutaro, 2B3000012.318
Kendall, C3010000.241
Johnson, 1B3000012.031
Totals32585156 

BATTING
HR: Swisher (4, 5th inning off Padilla, 1 on, 2 out), Chavez (6, 6th inning off Padilla, 0 on, 0 out), Thomas (3, 6th inning off Padilla, 0 on, 0 out), Bradley (2, 6th inning off Padilla, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kotsay; Swisher 4; Chavez 4; Thomas 4; Bradley 6; Kendall.
RBI: Swisher 2 (10), Chavez (10), Thomas (8), Bradley (5).
2-out RBI: Swisher 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Chavez; Johnson.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Kotsay (1, 2nd base by Padilla/Laird).
PO: Kotsay (1st base by Padilla).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Johnson-Crosby, Crosby-Scutaro-Johnson, Scutaro-Crosby-Johnson).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (L, 2-1)5.08551444.76
Benoit 2.20000103.52
Wilson 0.10000000.00
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harden (W, 2-0)7.03445813.66
Duchscherer (H, 1)0.12000100.00
Kennedy (H, 3)0.20000000.00
Street (S, 3)1.00000102.25

Padilla pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

Pitches-strikes: Padilla 88-57, Benoit 37-23, Wilson 6-3, Harden 107-63, Duchscherer 9-7, Kennedy 3-3, Street 16-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Padilla 4-6, Benoit 3-4, Wilson 1-0, Harden 6-6, Duchscherer 0-0, Kennedy 2-0, Street 1-1.
Batters faced: Padilla 24, Benoit 8, Wilson 1, Harden 26, Duchscherer 3, Kennedy 1, Street 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Kennedy 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tom Hallion. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 57 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 12 mph, L to R.
T: 2:24.
Att: 16,186.

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