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Zito baffles Rangers
Zito gets 100th win
Barry Zito earned his 100th career win in spectacular fashion Friday night, taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning before Mark DeRosa broke up the bid with a single to center. Jay Payton collected three hits and Nick Swisher drove in three runs with a bases-clearing double.
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Athletics 9, Rangers 3
Barry Zito points to the dugout after retiring the side in the third inning Friday. (Linda Kaye/AP)
Series at a glance:
Offense can't deliver
The Rangers were held hitless through seven innings by Oakland lefty Barry Zito, and managed only three hits for the game as they dropped the opener against the first-place Athletics. Edinson Volquez allowed three runs in four innings to take the loss.
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 Lee's two-run triple
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 25, 2006
OAK
Oakland (73-55)
Won 2
Oakland 9, Texas 3   TEX
Texas (66-64)
Lost 1
August 25, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 6   9 14 1
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3   3 3 1
Standings thru 8/25/06  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Rangers Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C5121001.292
Kotsay, CF4121104.271
Bradley, RF4112102.270
Thomas, DH4000103.265
  1-Perez, PR-DH0100000.091
Chavez, 3B4220013.244
Payton, LF5230001.295
Swisher, 1B5023023.251
Scutaro, SS4000133.237
Ellis, 2B4121112.228
Totals3991485722 


1-Ran for Thomas in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ellis (14, Volquez), Bradley (10, Bauer), Swisher (17, Wilson).
TB: Kendall 2; Kotsay 2; Bradley 2; Chavez 2; Payton 3; Swisher 3; Ellis 3.
RBI: Kotsay (47), Ellis (39), Kendall (35), Bradley 2 (38), Swisher 3 (75).
2-out RBI: Ellis; Kendall.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thomas; Kotsay 2; Chavez; Ellis.
GIDP: Payton; Bradley; Chavez.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Zito (1, throw).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF3100110.305
Young, M, SS4100000.305
Lee, DH4112000.294
Teixeira, 1B4001000.281
DeRosa, RF3020100.318
Kinsler, 2B4000003.298
Blalock, 3B3000002.286
Barajas, C3000001.258
Hairston, LF3000010.199
Totals31333226 

BATTING
3B: Lee (1, Zito).
TB: Lee 3; DeRosa 2.
RBI: Lee 2 (93), Teixeira (79).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: DeRosa (4, 2nd base off Zito/Kendall).

FIELDING
E: Young, M (11, throw).
DP: 3 (Kinsler-Young, M-Teixeira, Young, M-Kinsler-Teixeira 2).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zito (W, 14-8)8.12312203.64
Gaudin 0.21000002.77
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Volquez (L, 1-3)4.07333204.58
Rupe 2.22002303.86
Mahay 0.10000103.59
Bauer 1.13430003.88
Wilson 0.22220104.19

HBP: Chavez (by Wilson).
Pitches-strikes: Zito 114-69, Gaudin 7-7, Volquez 91-57, Rupe 39-24, Mahay 6-3, Bauer 31-23, Wilson 21-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Zito 8-15, Gaudin 2-0, Volquez 7-3, Rupe 3-2, Mahay 0-0, Bauer 3-1, Wilson 0-1.
Batters faced: Zito 30, Gaudin 3, Volquez 20, Rupe 11, Mahay 1, Bauer 8, Wilson 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Gaudin 1-1, Mahay 2-0, Wilson 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Mike Everitt. 2B: Larry Young. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 99 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:52.
Att: 31,117.

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