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A's pitching keeps them in the race

Jun 14, 2007 - 1:28 PM Oakland (35-29) at Houston (27-38) 2:05 pm EDT

HOUSTON (Ticker) -- The Oakland Athletics have won nine of 12 games this season on the strength of a pitching staff that allowed more than four runs just once.

Chad Gaudin will try to keep the strong performances going when the A's conclude their three-game interleague series with the Houston Astros on Thursday.

Gaudin (6-1, 2.43 ERA) has been perhaps the biggest surprise for Oakland this season. The 24-year-old righthander pitched exclusively out of the bullpen for the A's last season, but was thrust into the rotation this year due to the injuries to Rich Harden and Esteban Loiaza.

Gaudin has allowed more than two earned runs in just two of his 13 starts this season. He limited the San Francisco Giants to two runs over 6 2/3 innings but did not factor in a 5-3 win on Friday.

The Astros will counter with Jason Jennings (0-1, 2.70). Since coming off the disabled list on May 29, Jennings has allowed five earned runs in 18 innings over three starts but did not pick up any decisions.

While Carlos Lee has drawn most of the headlines, Jennings' arrival in Houston in the offseason was just as important to the club. The righthander was expected to fill the big shoes of Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte, but he has yet to earn a win in five starts.

The Astros have dropped three of their last four games, managing three runs or less in each loss.








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    FINAL 11
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    - - - - - - - - -
    OAKLAND 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
    HOUSTON 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
    10 11 R H E
    -- -- - - -
    OAKLAND 0 1 6 14 0
    HOUSTON 0 0 5 12 2 (FINAL 11)

    BATTERIES: OAK

    Jun 14 6:08 PM
  • 120
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 15 roots (Extra Innings)

    Athletics vs. AstrosJun 14 6:01 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JASON KENDALL SCORED BOBBY CROSBY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J KENDALL ON FIRST, K SUZUKI ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 6
    HOUSTON 5 TOP, 11TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: M SCUTARO (.240, 1-FOR-3, HR, RBI)

    Athletics vs. AstrosJun 14 5:57 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 40 roots (Extra Innings)

    Athletics vs. AstrosJun 14 5:26 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 60 roots (Close Finish)

    Athletics vs. AstrosJun 14 5:09 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MARCO SCUTARO (4) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF DAVE BORKOWSKI.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 5, HOUSTON 5
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: M KOTSAY (.234, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Athletics vs. AstrosJun 14 4:09 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY LUKE SCOTT SCORED ERIC MUNSON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, L SCOTT ON FIRST, C BURKE ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 4
    HOUSTON 5 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: M LORETTA (.302, 0-FOR-3)

    Athletics vs. AstrosJun 14 3:59 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MORGAN ENSBERG SCORED MIKE LAMB.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M ENSBERG ON FIRST, C BURKE ON SECOND, E
    MUNSON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 4
    HOUSTON 4 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: M MCLEMORE (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Athletics vs. AstrosJun 14 3:54 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    PASSED BALL BY ERIC MUNSON ALLOWED MARK ELLIS TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B CROSBY ON FIRST, D JOHNSON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 4
    HOUSTON 3 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: J CUST (.220, 0-FOR-2)

    Athletics vs. AstrosJun 14 3:45 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE LAMB SCORED CARLOS LEE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M LAMB ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 3
    HOUSTON 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: E MUNSON (.235, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Athletics vs. AstrosJun 14 3:04 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CARLOS LEE SCORED LANCE BERKMAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C LEE ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 3
    HOUSTON 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: M LAMB (.255, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Athletics vs. AstrosJun 14 3:02 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE LAMB SCORED LANCE BERKMAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M LAMB ON FIRST, C LEE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 3
    HOUSTON 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: E MUNSON (.235, 1 HR, 2 RBI)

    Athletics vs. AstrosJun 14 2:26 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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    OAKLAND 3 3 2 0
    HOUSTON 0 0 1 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: OAK - CHAD GAUDIN
    HOU - JASON JENNINGS

    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: M LORETTA (.308, 1 HR, 15 RBI)
    H PENCE (.354, 5 HR, 25 RBI)
    L BERKMAN (.251, 8 HR, 37 RBI)

    Athletics vs. AstrosJun 14 2:16 PM