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Rangers leave A's feeling Loe
Teixeira powers victory
Mark Teixeira tied the game in the ninth inning with a two-run home run and Brad Wilkerson drove in the go-ahead run four batters later to give the Rangers a come from behind win in Oakland. Kameron Loe had his best start of the season, pitching seven strong innings in which he allowed only one unearned run.
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Rangers 5, Athletics 3
Mark Teixeira watches his two-run home run off A's closer Huston Street in the ninth inning. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Series at a glance:
Bullpen lets Oakland down
Dan Haren dominated the Rangers for eight innings, allowing just four hits and one run on a home run that bounced out of right fielder Milton Bradley's glove and over the wall. Eric Chavez's RBI double in the eighth inning put the Athletics ahead by two runs, but closer Huston Street was unable to hold the lead in the ninth.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 16, 2006
Texas (5-8)
Won 1
Texas 5, Oakland 3   OAK
Oakland (6-7)
Lost 1
April 16, 2006
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4   5 9 1
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0   3 9 1
Standings thru 4/16/06  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Athletics Stats
Matthews, CF4000010.176
Young, SS4120000.327
Teixeira, 1B4122001.333
Nevin, DH4000002.250
Blalock, 3B3010100.292
Mench, RF4010002.257
1-Brown, PR-RF0100000.294
Wilkerson, LF4111021.185
Barajas, C4011011.189
Jimenez, 2B4111011.190

1-Ran for Mench in the 9th.

2B: Wilkerson (4, Street).
HR: Jimenez (1, 8th inning off Haren, 0 on, 2 out), Teixeira (2, 9th inning off Street, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Young 2; Teixeira 5; Blalock; Mench; Wilkerson 2; Barajas; Jimenez 4.
RBI: Jimenez (4), Teixeira 2 (6), Wilkerson (4), Barajas (4).
2-out RBI: Jimenez; Wilkerson; Barajas.
GIDP: Nevin; Mench.
Team LOB: 4.

E: Wilkerson (1, fielding).
DP: (Young-Jimenez-Teixeira).

Kotsay, CF4110110.298
Swisher, 1B5110003.318
Crosby, SS3120102.229
Chavez, 3B4043000.312
Thomas, DH4000016.171
Bradley, RF4000002.304
Payton, LF4000010.194
Kendall, C4010000.242
Scutaro, 2B3000000.280
a-Melhuse, PH0000100.571
1-Ellis, PR0000000.167

a-Walked for Scutaro in the 9th.
1-Ran for Melhuse in the 9th.

2B: Chavez 2 (3, Loe, Otsuka).
TB: Kotsay; Swisher; Crosby 2; Chavez 6; Kendall.
RBI: Chavez 3 (13).
2-out RBI: Chavez 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thomas 3; Swisher 2.
GIDP: Bradley.
Team LOB: 8.

E: Crosby (3, fielding).
DP: 2 (Haren-Scutaro-Swisher, Crosby-Scutaro-Swisher).

Loe 7.05101203.38
Otsuka 0.23220004.76
Cordero (W, 1-1)1.11002105.79
Haren 8.04111515.40
Street (BS, 1)(L, 1-1)0.25440019.64
Kennedy 0.10000000.00

Pitches-strikes: Loe 87-59, Otsuka 24-13, Cordero 36-19, Haren 100-67, Street 27-15, Kennedy 1-1.
Ground outs-fly outs: Loe 12-7, Otsuka 1-1, Cordero 0-3, Haren 9-10, Street 1-1, Kennedy 0-1.
Batters faced: Loe 26, Otsuka 5, Cordero 7, Haren 28, Street 7, Kennedy 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Cordero 1-0, Kennedy 1-0.
EjectionsOakland Athletics right fielder Jay Payton ejected by HP umpire Ed Rapuano. (9th).
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Joe West. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 50 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:28.
Att: 21,256.

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