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Gaudin struggles
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Rangers 6, Athletics 3
Mike Sweeney connects for a two-run double in the fifth inning. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Righty Chad Gaudin allowed five runs on eight hits in six innings to fall to 3-2 on the season. The A's didn't get on the scoreboard until the fifth inning, when Mike Sweeney hit a two-run double, scoring Kurt Suzuki and Mark Ellis. Bobby Crosby added an RBI single in the sixth inning.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (13-18)
Won 4
Texas 6, Oakland 3   OAK
Oakland (18-14)
Lost 2
May 3, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1   6 9 1
Oakland
0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0   3 6 0
Standings thru 5/3/08  |  Recap: TEX | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Athletics stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Vazquez, 3B3110000.275
Young, SS4111001.298
Hamilton, CF4011011.310
Bradley, DH3110101.333
Murphy, RF4113001.278
Boggs, LF4010010.438
Saltalamacchia, C3010110.308
Shelton, 1B4111013.091
Duran, 2B4110020.217
Totals33696267 

BATTING
2B: Young (9, Gaudin).
HR: Murphy (3, 1st inning off Gaudin, 2 on, 2 out), Shelton (1, 9th inning off Brown, A, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Vazquez; Young 2; Hamilton; Bradley; Murphy 4; Boggs; Saltalamacchia; Shelton 4; Duran.
RBI: Murphy 3 (18), Young (13), Hamilton (33), Shelton (1).
2-out RBI: Murphy 3; Shelton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Shelton.
S: Vazquez.
GIDP: Shelton.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Bradley (2, 2nd base by Gaudin/Suzuki).
PO: Bradley (1st base by Gaudin).

FIELDING
E: Boggs (1, fielding).
DP: (Saltalamacchia-Duran).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, C4110111.287
Ellis, 2B3100103.242
Sweeney, M, 1B4022003.311
Thomas, DH4000004.191
Brown, E, RF4100000.281
Cust, LF3010111.228
Crosby, SS4011012.266
Murphy, 3B2000011.206
  a-Hannahan, PH-3B2000021.211
Davis, CF2010100.194
  b-Barton, PH1000000.265
Totals333634616 

a-Struck out for Murphy in the 6th. b-Popped out for Davis in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Davis (1, Murray), Sweeney, M (5, Murray).
TB: Suzuki; Sweeney, M 3; Cust; Crosby; Davis 2.
RBI: Sweeney, M 2 (10), Crosby (20).
2-out RBI: Sweeney, M 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thomas 3.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Crosby (1, 2nd base by Francisco/Saltalamacchia).

FIELDING
DP: (Crosby-Ellis-Sweeney, M).
Pickoffs: Gaudin (Bradley at 1st base).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Murray (W, 1-0)5.16322203.38
Francisco (H, 1)1.20001205.06
Wright (H, 6)1.00001104.08
Benoit (S, 1)1.00000106.57
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gaudin (L, 3-2)6.08552313.75
Devine 1.00000100.82
Casilla 1.00000000.00
Brown, A 1.01110210.53

Balk: Gaudin.
Pitches-strikes: Murray 88-56, Francisco 20-10, Wright 18-10, Benoit 13-9, Gaudin 96-59, Devine 6-5, Casilla 8-5, Brown, A 18-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Murray 8-6, Francisco 1-1, Wright 2-0, Benoit 1-1, Gaudin 6-8, Devine 0-2, Casilla 1-2, Brown, A 0-1.
Batters faced: Murray 25, Francisco 5, Wright 4, Benoit 3, Gaudin 26, Devine 3, Casilla 3, Brown, A 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Francisco 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Adrian Johnson. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 59 degrees, clear.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:32.
Att: 20,524.

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