Athletics 6, Rangers 5
Preview - Box Score - Recap

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 7 1
Texas 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 12 0
WP: C. Harville (1-0) S: K. Foulke (42)
LP: R. Garcia (0-1)
 Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Oakland
-M. Tejada homered to deep right, E. Durazo scored
Bot 1st: Texas
-H. Blalock singled to center, M. Young scored
-S. Spencer singled to left, H. Blalock scored, A. Rodriguez to third, R. Palmeiro to second
Top 2nd: Oakland
-R. Hernandez homered to deep right
Bot 2nd: Texas
-H. Blalock homered to deep center, G. Laird scored
Bot 5th: Texas
-A. Rodriguez homered to deep center
Top 7th: Oakland
-R. Hernandez singled to first, S. Hatteberg scored, T. Long to third
-J. Dye grounded into fielder's choice, T. Long scored, R. Hernandez out at second
-E. Chavez walked, J. Dye scored, M. Ellis to third, E. Durazo to second
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
M. Ellis 2b 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 .254
E. Durazo dh 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .259
E. Chavez 3b 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 .279
M. Tejada ss 3 1 1 2 1 0 3 .274
S. Hatteberg 1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .254
J. Guillen lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .263
   T. Long lf 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 .247
R. Hernandez c 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .263
J. Dye rf 4 1 0 1 0 0 1 .166
E. Byrnes cf 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 .268
 Totals 33 6 7 6 5 6 9  
 Batting
HR - M Tejada (26, 1st inning off T Mounce 1 on, 2 Out), R Hernandez (21, 2nd inning off T Mounce 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI - M Tejada 2 (97), R Hernandez 2 (76), J Dye (17), E Chavez (93).
2-out RBI - M Tejada 2, E Chavez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Hernandez 1, M Tejada 2.
Team LOB - 5.
 Base Running
CS - E Byrnes (2, 2nd base by F Cordero/G Laird).
 
 Fielding
E - E Chavez (14, ground ball).
DP - 1 (M Ellis-M Tejada-S Hatteberg).
 Texas
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
M. Young 2b 5 1 4 0 0 0 1 .303
H. Blalock 3b 5 2 2 3 0 0 3 .314
A. Rodriguez ss 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .298
R. Palmeiro dh 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 .260
   J. Clark pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
M. Teixeira 1b 5 0 2 0 0 1 4 .253
S. Spencer lf 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .260
L. Nix cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .245
J. Jones rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 .202
G. Laird c 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333
 Totals 39 5 12 5 1 6 20  
 Batting
2B - M Young (31, J Duchscherer); M Teixeira (26, J Mecir).
HR - H Blalock (26, 2nd inning off J Duchscherer 1 on, 1 Out), A Rodriguez (43, 5th inning off J Fikac 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - H Blalock 3 (81), S Spencer (47), A Rodriguez (109).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Jones 3, S Spencer 1, L Nix 1.
GIDP - H Blalock.
Team LOB - 10.
 Base Running
SB - J Clark (1, 2nd base off K Foulke/R Hernandez).
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Duchscherer 3.1 7 4 3 0 1 1 2.61
J. Fikac 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 4.91
J. Halama 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.13
C. Harville (W, 1-0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.50
J. Mecir 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.72
C. Bradford 0.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.89
K. Foulke (S, 42) 1.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.09
 Texas
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
T. Mounce 6.0 5 5 5 1 5 2 6.61
R. Garcia (L, 0-1) 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 13.50
R. Garcia 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.26
A. Fultz 1.1 0 0 0 2 0 0 5.15
F. Cordero 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.96
HBP - A Rodriguez (by J Duchscherer); S Spencer (by J Fikac).
Pitches-strikes - J Duchscherer 76-50; J Fikac 20-11; J Halama 16-12; C Harville 5-3; J Mecir 15-10; C Bradford 11-10; K Foulke 20-14; T Mounce 88-57; Ro Garcia 15-8; A Fultz 23-9; F Cordero 15-8.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Duchscherer 5-4; J Fikac 2-0; J Halama 2-2; C Harville 0-0; J Mecir 1-1; C Bradford 0-0; K Foulke 0-4; T Mounce 7-6; Ro Garcia 2-0; A Fultz 3-1; F Cordero 0-1.
Batters faced - J Duchscherer 19; J Fikac 5; J Halama 5; C Harville 1; J Mecir 4; C Bradford 3; K Foulke 5; T Mounce 24; Ro Garcia 4; A Fultz 6; F Cordero 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Doug Eddings. 1B--Ron Kulpa. 2B--Bruce Froemming. 3B--Mike Winters.
Time: 3:06.
Attendance: 17,526.
Weather: 71 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, out to right.
Game Notes
OAKLAND LEFT FIELDER JOSE GUILLEN LEFT THE GAME AFTER THE TOP OF THE THIRD INNING WITH A STRAINED LEFT WRIST.

Updated on Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 11:19 pm ET

 
 Top Performers
 Oakland
R. Hernandez R. Hernandez
2-4, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Texas
H. Blalock H. Blalock
2-5, 1 HR
3 RBI