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Wood kindles hope
Sosa provides big hit
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.
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 Sosa's two-run single
 Byrd's RBI single
Rangers 4, Athletics 0
Sammy Sosa strokes a two-run single in the sixth inning, part of a four-run frame. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Series at a glance:
A's can't get bats going
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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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 29, 2007
TEX
Texas (19-33)
Won 1
Texas 4, Oakland 0   OAK
Oakland (25-26)
Lost 1
May 29, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0   4 6 0
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 9 2
Standings thru 5/29/07  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Athletics Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kinsler, 2B3100010.240
Young, SS4010002.248
Teixeira, 1B3110101.303
Sosa, DH4112012.257
Diaz, RF4000022.255
  Vazquez, 3B0000000.414
Byrd, CF4031000.400
Laird, C4000003.219
Cruz, LF-RF4000011.193
Kata, 3B-LF2100100.213
Totals324632511 

BATTING
TB: Young; Teixeira; Sosa; Byrd 3.
RBI: Sosa 2 (39), Byrd (3).
2-out RBI: Byrd.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz; Diaz.
S: Kinsler.
GIDP: Sosa.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Young-Kinsler-Teixeira 3).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, LF4020102.276
Buck, RF5020012.263
Swisher, CF3010204.298
Johnson, 1B3010102.315
Chavez, 3B2000212.233
Crosby, SS4000025.258
Cust, DH4000010.222
Scutaro, 2B4020000.241
Melhuse, C4010021.231
Totals330906718 

BATTING
TB: Stewart 2; Buck 2; Swisher; Johnson; Scutaro 2; Melhuse.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crosby 3; Chavez; Stewart.
GIDP: Buck 2; Swisher.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
E: DiNardo (1, fielding), Stewart (3, fielding).
DP: (Chavez-Scutaro-Johnson).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wood (W, 1-1)5.05005305.40
Wilson 2.12000201.98
Benoit 1.01001203.55
Gagne (S, 3)0.21000000.82
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
DiNardo (L, 1-2)5.14412301.80
Lewis 0.210000015.00
Flores 1.00000100.00
Witasick 2.01000103.60

WP: DiNardo, Witasick.
IBB: Chavez (by Wood), Teixeira (by DiNardo).
Pitches-strikes: Wood 95-48, Wilson 36-21, Benoit 19-11, Gagne 4-4, DiNardo 82-50, Lewis 11-7, Flores 17-10, Witasick 30-20.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wood 8-4, Wilson 4-1, Benoit 1-0, Gagne 2-0, DiNardo 10-3, Lewis 1-1, Flores 0-2, Witasick 1-4.
Batters faced: Wood 24, Wilson 8, Benoit 5, Gagne 2, DiNardo 22, Lewis 3, Flores 3, Witasick 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Gagne 2-0, Lewis 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Kerwin Danley. 1B: Mike Muchlinski. 2B: Dana DeMuth. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 59 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:39.
Att: 18,006.

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