For a pitching staff struggling to provide quality innings, the Rangers got some good news. Mike Wood pitched five shutout innings in his recall from the Minors, and Texas scored four times in the sixth to make him a winner. Sammy Sosa's two-run hit keyed the offense.
The A's were locked in a scoreless duel in the sixth inning when two errors paved the way for four Rangers runs. Starter Lenny DiNardo was the unlucky recipient, allowing all four runs in 5 1/3 innings. Only one run was earned thanks to the Oakland errors.
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