10:05 PM ET, May 28, 2007
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
• Summary: Eric Chavez's three-run homer put the game out of reach for the Rangers in manager Ron Washington's return to Oakland.
• Figure this: Texas dropped its sixth straight series opener at Oakland, where Washington spent the past 11 season as an A's coach.
• Unsung hero: Chad Gaudin didn't allow an earned run in six-plus innings to win his third straight start and fourth straight decision.
• Sosa watch: Sammy Sosa struck out in a pinch-hit appearance in the eighth, leaving him still two homers shy of the 600 mark.
• Quotable: "[Robinson] Tejeda has to be better than he was tonight and the last time, or pretty soon the scholarships will end. It's time to start growing up and throw the ball in the strike zone. He showed me no guts." -- Washington, on Tejada losing for the fourth time in five starts.
-- ESPN.com news services
Athletics 5, Rangers 3
Five of Chavez's six home runs have come with two strikes. ... Every Oakland batter but No. 9 hitter Jason Kendall reached base. ... Texas took two of three from the A's last month at home, and the Rangers won the season series in 2006 for the first time in five seasons. ... The Rangers signed LHP Mark Redman, who was cut by Atlanta last week after going 0-4 with an 11.63 ERA. He will start for Triple-A Oklahoma on Tuesday.
Regular Season Series
|Texas leads 10-9 (as of Mon 5/28)|
|Fri 4/20||OAK 16, @TEX 4||Recap|
|Sat 4/21||@TEX 7, OAK 0||Recap|
|Sun 4/22||@TEX 4, OAK 3||Recap|
|» Mon 5/28||@OAK 5, TEX 3||Box Score|
|Tue 5/29||TEX 4, @OAK 0||Recap|
|Wed 5/30||@OAK 6, TEX 1||Recap|
|Mon 7/16||TEX 4, @OAK 1||Recap|
|Tue 7/17||TEX 11, @OAK 4||Recap|
|Wed 7/18||@OAK 6, TEX 0||Recap|
|Mon 8/6||OAK 9, @TEX 7||Recap|
|Tue 8/7||@TEX 8, OAK 6||Recap|
|Wed 8/8||OAK 6, @TEX 3||Recap|
|Fri 9/7||@TEX 5, OAK 3||Recap|
|Sat 9/8||@TEX 7, OAK 3||Recap|
|Sun 9/9||@TEX 12, OAK 9||Recap|
|Thu 9/13||@OAK 6, TEX 5||Recap|
|Fri 9/14||@OAK 11, TEX 9||Recap|
|Sat 9/15||@OAK 7, TEX 3||Recap|
|Sun 9/16||TEX 11, @OAK 9||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Rangers | Athletics|
|1st||T Buck homered to left.||0||1|
|2nd||J Cust doubled to deep left center, B Crosby scored.||0||2|
|3rd||E Chavez homered to right, S Stewart and T Buck scored.||0||5|
|6th||M Byrd reached on infield single to third, M Young to third, M Young scored, M Byrd to third on throwing error by third baseman E Chavez.||1||5|
|8th||M Young singled to center, R Vazquez scored.||2||5|
|8th||M Byrd hit sacrifice fly to center, M Young scored.||3||5|
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|Stadium||O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA|
|Attendance||18,230 (52% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||60 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Kerwin Danley, Second Base - Mike Muchlinski, Third Base - Dana Demuth|