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Botts' bop paces Rangers win
A's come up short in Texas
After spotting the Rangers a lead in the second inning, the A's rallied back with one run in each of the fourth and fifth innings. Unfortunately, the A's couldn't drive home another run and watched as Texas manufactured one in the sixth to provide the difference in the game.
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Rangers 4, Athletics 3
Jason Botts is congratulated by Ian Kinsler (left) after hitting a three-run homer in the second inning. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Series at a glance:
Botts has big day vs. A's
Rangers designated hitter Jason Botts had a banner day, hitting his first Major League homer -- a three-run shot -- in the second inning to go with a double and two walks as Texas went on to defeat Oakland. Vicente Padilla threw six solid innings to pick up the win.
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 Botts' three-run shot
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 28, 2006
OAK
Oakland (23-27)
Lost 1
Texas 4, Oakland 3   TEX
Texas (26-24)
Won 1
May 28, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0   3 7 0
Texas
0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 X   4 6 0
Standings thru 5/28/06  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Rangers Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C4110110.275
Swisher, LF5000032.301
Kotsay, CF4110101.278
Chavez, DH3111101.281
Kielty, RF3020102.262
Crosby, SS3020000.232
Johnson, 1B4002015.186
Scutaro, 2B3000013.154
  a-Thomas, PH0000100.219
  1-Ellis, PR-2B0000000.234
Perez, 3B3000010.036
  b-Melhuse, PH-3B1000003.255
Totals333735717 

a-Walked for Scutaro in the 8th. b-Lined out for Perez in the 8th.
1-Ran for Thomas in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Kendall (6, Padilla).
TB: Kendall 2; Kotsay; Chavez; Kielty 2; Crosby 2.
RBI: Johnson 2 (8), Chavez (36).
2-out RBI: Chavez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Scutaro 3; Kielty; Melhuse 2.
S: Crosby.
Team LOB: 9.

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF5000015.300
Young, M, SS3000100.311
Teixeira, 1B3000101.284
Blalock, 3B3110102.321
Mench, RF4000013.294
Wilkerson, LF2200200.262
Barajas, C4010002.246
Botts, DH2123200.500
Kinsler, 2B4021003.429
Totals304647216 

BATTING
2B: Blalock (12, Saarloos), Botts (2, Calero).
HR: Botts (1, 2nd inning off Saarloos, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Blalock 2; Barajas; Botts 6; Kinsler 2.
RBI: Botts 3 (3), Kinsler (6).
2-out RBI: Botts 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mench; Matthews 3.
Team LOB: 9.

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Saarloos (L, 2-3)7.04447215.57
Calero 1.02000005.59
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (W, 5-3)6.05333404.57
Feldman (H, 2)0.20001205.27
Mahay (H, 2)0.20000001.23
Cordero (H, 6)0.22001106.75
Otsuka (S, 8)1.00000002.31

Pitches-strikes: Saarloos 109-61, Calero 21-12, Padilla 100-62, Feldman 14-8, Mahay 7-4, Cordero 23-14, Otsuka 8-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Saarloos 11-8, Calero 2-1, Padilla 9-5, Feldman 0-0, Mahay 1-1, Cordero 0-1, Otsuka 1-2.
Batters faced: Saarloos 32, Calero 5, Padilla 26, Feldman 3, Mahay 2, Cordero 5, Otsuka 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Mahay 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Jim Reynolds. 2B: Tim Welke. 3B: Kerwin Danley.
Weather: 86 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:47.
Att: 38,914.

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