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Texas-sized comeback
A's squander big lead
Frank Thomas picked up an RBI single to spark a three-run second, and Mark Kotsay and Nick Swisher homered in the fifth. Brad Halsey defended an early seven-run lead before surrendering a grand slam with two outs in the fifth. The bullpen then gave up four more big flies down the stretch.
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 Kotsay homers in the fifth
Rangers 8, Athletics 7
Phil Nevin was 0-for-4 on Thursday night when he hit his solo shot in the ninth inning. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rangers flex power
After falling behind seven runs, Rod Barajas launched a grand slam in the sixth, and Ian Kinsler homered twice in his return from the disabled list. Mark Teixeira joined the late power surge with his fifth blast, and Phil Nevin ended it in walkoff style.
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 Nevin wins it with solo shot
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 25, 2006
OAK
Oakland (22-25)
Lost 6
Texas 8, Oakland 7   TEX
Texas (24-23)
Won 1
May 25, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 0   7 10 0
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 1   8 11 0
Standings thru 5/25/06  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Rangers Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellis, 2B5000013.240
Kotsay, CF5111000.282
Crosby, SS4000030.223
Chavez, 3B4110020.276
Thomas, DH4221010.206
Swisher, LF4332000.299
Melhuse, C3000123.259
Kielty, RF3022100.259
Johnson, 1B4011011.182
Totals3671072107 

BATTING
2B: Chavez (7, Millwood), Swisher (11, Millwood), Kielty 2 (4, Millwood, Bauer).
HR: Kotsay (4, 5th inning off Millwood, 0 on, 0 out), Swisher (14, 5th inning off Millwood, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Kotsay 4; Chavez 2; Thomas 2; Swisher 7; Kielty 4; Johnson.
RBI: Thomas (23), Kielty 2 (4), Johnson (6), Kotsay (20), Swisher 2 (37).
2-out RBI: Johnson; Swisher 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ellis 2.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Ellis-Crosby-Johnson).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF3000211.302
Young, SS5010022.328
Teixeira, 1B4121111.282
Blalock, 3B4100102.320
Nevin, DH5111015.226
Mench, LF4120003.301
DeRosa, RF3110111.337
Barajas, C4114001.246
Kinsler, 2B4232000.520
Totals3681185616 

BATTING
3B: Mench (1, Karsay).
HR: Barajas (4, 6th inning off Halsey, 3 on, 2 out), Kinsler 2 (3, 6th inning off Karsay, 0 on, 2 out; 8th inning off Calero, 0 on, 1 out), Teixeira (5, 7th inning off Karsay, 0 on, 0 out), Nevin (8, 9th inning off Street, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Young; Teixeira 5; Nevin 4; Mench 4; DeRosa; Barajas 4; Kinsler 9.
RBI: Barajas 4 (16), Kinsler 2 (4), Teixeira (23), Nevin (28).
2-out RBI: Barajas 4; Kinsler; Nevin.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mench 2; DeRosa.
GIDP: Barajas.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Mench (Melhuse at home).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Halsey 5.26444213.60
Karsay (H, 2)1.03221126.35
Calero (BS, 1)1.11110215.89
Street (L, 1-2)0.21110115.28
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Millwood 5.09771524.88
Mahay 2.00000301.35
Bauer 1.01001103.24
Otsuka (W, 1-1)1.00000102.53

Pitches-strikes: Halsey 105-65, Karsay 27-16, Calero 29-18, Street 8-6, Millwood 91-57, Mahay 22-17, Bauer 16-8, Otsuka 11-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Halsey 8-7, Karsay 2-0, Calero 0-2, Street 1-0, Millwood 6-4, Mahay 0-3, Bauer 1-0, Otsuka 1-1.
Batters faced: Halsey 26, Karsay 7, Calero 5, Street 3, Millwood 25, Mahay 6, Bauer 4, Otsuka 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Calero 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Reynolds. 1B: Tim Welke. 2B: Kerwin Danley. 3B: Gary Cederstrom.
Weather: 89 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:54.
Att: 22,006.

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