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Skid resistant: Zito leads A's
A's end losing streak
Barry Zito allowed three runs over 7 1/3 solid innings, leading the Athletics over the Rangers and ending Oakland's seven-game losing streak. Left fielder Nick Swisher had two hits and drove in two runs for the A's.
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 Thomas drives in a run
Athletics 6, Rangers 3
Oakland southpaw Barry Zito improved to 4-3 this season with Saturday night's win. (Linda Kaye/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rangers unable to rally
Right-hander Kameron Loe gave up six runs -- four earned -- on 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings, and the Rangers were unable to come all the way back against the A's. Phil Nevin drilled a three-run home run in the sixth inning.
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 Nevin's three-run homer
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 27, 2006
OAK
Oakland (23-26)
Won 1
Oakland 6, Texas 3   TEX
Texas (25-24)
Lost 1
May 27, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0   6 12 0
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0   3 5 1
Standings thru 5/27/06  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Rangers Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C5110012.276
Swisher, LF4022000.310
Kotsay, CF5110004.279
Chavez, 3B3110211.280
Thomas, DH3121200.219
Crosby, SS4021003.224
Payton, RF5110015.252
Johnson, 1B4120004.192
Ellis, 2B4000013.234
Totals3761244422 

BATTING
2B: Chavez (8, Loe).
3B: Swisher (1, Loe).
TB: Kendall; Swisher 4; Kotsay; Chavez 2; Thomas 2; Crosby 2; Payton; Johnson 2.
RBI: Thomas (25), Crosby (20), Swisher 2 (39).
2-out RBI: Swisher 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Payton; Johnson 3; Kotsay.
SF: Crosby.
GIDP: Ellis; Chavez.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Crosby-Ellis-Johnson 2).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF3010120.310
Young, M, SS4000002.316
Teixeira, 1B2110110.289
Blalock, 3B2100211.321
Nevin, DH4113013.220
Mench, LF3010100.301
DeRosa, RF4000023.322
Barajas, C4010000.246
  1-Laird, PR0000000.327
Kinsler, 2B4000001.419
Totals303535710 


1-Ran for Barajas in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Mench (8, Zito), Teixeira (15, Zito).
HR: Nevin (9, 6th inning off Zito, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Matthews; Teixeira 2; Nevin 4; Mench 2; Barajas.
RBI: Nevin 3 (31).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeRosa 2.
GIDP: Young, M; Nevin.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Blalock (7, fielding).
DP: 2 (Kinsler-Young, M-Teixeira 2).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zito (W, 4-3)7.14335713.16
Street (S, 8)1.21000004.76
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Loe (L, 3-5)5.211642204.48
Wilson 0.10001004.76
Feldman 1.20001005.54
Mahay 0.20000101.29
Bauer 0.21000103.16

Wilson pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

HBP: Teixeira (by Zito), Swisher (by Feldman).
Pitches-strikes: Zito 126-68, Street 23-14, Loe 92-62, Wilson 7-3, Feldman 29-18, Mahay 7-4, Bauer 13-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Zito 9-6, Street 4-1, Loe 13-2, Wilson 0-1, Feldman 4-1, Mahay 0-1, Bauer 0-1.
Batters faced: Zito 31, Street 5, Loe 29, Wilson 2, Feldman 7, Mahay 2, Bauer 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Street 2-0, Wilson 1-0, Feldman 1-0, Mahay 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Kerwin Danley. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Jim Reynolds. 3B: Tim Welke.
Weather: 89 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 18 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:44.
Att: 41,246.

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