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A's aim to end eight-game slide

Jul 17, 2007 - 3:47 PM Texas (40-52) at Oakland (44-49) 10:05 pm EDT

OAKLAND, California (Ticker) - The reeling Oakland Athletics will try to snap their season-high eight-game skid when they host the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.

Jamey Wright supplied seven scoreless innings and Jerry Hairston Jr. drove in two runs for the Rangers in Monday's 4-1 triumph.

Oakland's offense has gone dormant, scoring just three runs or less in each of its last 11 games.

Oakland's Chad Gaudin (8-4, 3.18 ERA) has the task of stopping the slide. In his last outing, the righthander gave up five runs in four frames in a 6-2 setback at Minnesota on July 12.

Gaudin was dominant in his last outing against Texas, tossing 6 2/3 scoreless innings for a 5-3 triumph here on May 28. He is 1-2 all-time in the series.

The Rangers will send Robinson Tejeda (5-8, 6.70), who aims for his first win in more than a month. The Dominican righthander give up four runs and six hits in 5 1/3 frames during a loss to Anaheim on July 5.

Tejeda was hammered for five runs in just three frames in his last visit here for his first career setback in the series in four starts.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TEXAS 1 0 0 0 2 2 5 1 0 11 15 1
    OAKLAND 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 4 8 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TEX - ROBINSON TEJEDA, WILLIE EYRE (5TH), C.J. WILSON (6TH), RON
    MAHAY (7TH) AND GERALD LAIRD
    OAK - CHAD GAUDIN, ANDREW BROWN (7TH), JOE KENNEDY
    (7TH), JAY MARSHAL

    Jul 18 1:59 AM


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    AT OAKLAND - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: B Wilkerson ran for M Teixeira.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B WILKERSON ON FIRST, K LOFTON ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 11
    OAKLAND 4 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: S Sosa (.243, 0-FOR-3, RBI)

    Rangers vs. AthleticsJul 18 1:38 AM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY BOBBY CROSBY ALLOWED MICHAEL YOUNG TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, M BYRD ON FIRST, S SOSA ON SECOND, M
    TEIXEIRA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 10
    OAKLAND 4 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: F CATALANOTTO (.227, 2-FOR-4)

    Rangers vs. AthleticsJul 18 12:54 AM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MICHAEL YOUNG SCORED RAMON VAZQUEZ.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, M YOUNG ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 9
    OAKLAND 4 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: M TEIXEIRA (.305, 0-FOR-1, 3 BB)

    Rangers vs. AthleticsJul 18 12:49 AM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY JOE KENNEDY ALLOWED FRANK CATALANOTTO AND GERALD
    LAIRD TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, R VAZQUEZ ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 8
    OAKLAND 4 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: J HAIRSTON JR (.210, 1-FOR-2, SF, RBI)

    Rangers vs. AthleticsJul 18 12:46 AM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GERALD LAIRD SCORED MARLON BYRD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G LAIRD ON FIRST, F CATALANOTTO ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 6
    OAKLAND 4 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: R VAZQUEZ (.250, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Rangers vs. AthleticsJul 18 12:38 AM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JACK CUST SCORED MARCO SCUTARO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S STEWART ON FIRST, K SUZUKI ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 5
    OAKLAND 4 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: D JOHNSON (.254, 0-FOR-3)

    Rangers vs. AthleticsJul 18 12:31 AM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JERRY HAIRSTON JR SCORED RAMON VAZQUEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 5
    OAKLAND 3 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: K LOFTON (.306, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Rangers vs. AthleticsJul 18 12:07 AM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY RAMON VAZQUEZ SCORED GERALD LAIRD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R VAZQUEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 4
    OAKLAND 3 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: J HAIRSTON JR (.210, 1-FOR-2)

    Rangers vs. AthleticsJul 18 12:04 AM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JACK CUST (16) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 5TH OFF ROBINSON TEJEDA SCORED SHANNON STEWART.
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 3, OAKLAND 3
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: D JOHNSON (.255, 0-FOR-2)

    Rangers vs. AthleticsJul 17 11:45 PM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY SAMMY SOSA SCORED KENNY LOFTON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M TEIXEIRA ON FIRST, M YOUNG ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 3
    OAKLAND 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: M BYRD (.364, 0-FOR-2)

    Rangers vs. AthleticsJul 17 11:39 PM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY CHAD GAUDIN ALLOWED JERRY HAIRSTON JR TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M YOUNG ON FIRST, K LOFTON ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 2
    OAKLAND 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TEXAS: M TEIXEIRA (.305, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Rangers vs. AthleticsJul 17 11:37 PM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY KURT SUZUKI SCORED MARK KOTSAY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M SCUTARO ON FIRST, M ELLIS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TEXAS 1
    OAKLAND 1 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: T BUCK (.281, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Rangers vs. AthleticsJul 17 11:24 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TEX - ROBINSON TEJEDA
    OAK - CHAD GAUDIN

    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: T BUCK (.277, 6 HR, 22 RBI)
    S STEWART (.302, 7 HR, 27 RBI)
    J CUST (.259, 15 HR, 42 RBI)

    Rangers vs. AthleticsJul 17 10:14 PM