Athletics 5W: Saarloos (6-6)
L: R. Rodriguez (2-2)
S: Street (9)Rangers 4
Eric Chavez hit one of Oakland's four solo homers as the visiting Athletics stretched their winning streak to five. Nick Swisher, Dan Johnson and Jay Payton also connected off starter Ricardo Rodriguez as Oakland matched its season high for homers. The A's have built a 31/2-game lead over the Rangers for second place in the AL West. Mark Teixeira hit his 27th homer and Alfonso Soriano his 24th for Texas, which lost its fourth straight.
OaklandABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals3256545 -- Kendall c300010.276Swisher rf311111.250Crosby ss400100.304EChavez 3b411101.269Hatteberg dh300010.278Kielty lf400002.281DJohnson 1b311110.288Payton cf411101.281Scutaro 2b412000.257TexasABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals3549436 -- Mench lf501001.273MYoung ss312020.327Teixeira 1b311310.279Blalock dh401000.286ASoriano 2b411101.282Hidalgo rf401001.225Matthews cf401001.239DeRosa 3b300002.170Dellucci ph100000.264Barajas c411000.257Oakland
120110000 -- 560Texas
003001000 -- 491 E: DeRosa (2). LOB: Oakland 4, Texas 7. HR: ASoriano (24), off Saarloos; EChavez (15), off RRodriguez; Teixeira (27), off Saarloos; Payton (8), off RRodriguez; DJohnson (6), off RRodriguez; Swisher (14), off RRodriguez. RBI: Swisher (49), Crosby (23), EChavez (55), DJohnson (22), Payton (27), Teixeira 3 (82), ASoriano (66). GIDP: Kendall, DJohnson, Teixeira.
DP: Oakland 1 (Saarloos, Crosby and DJohnson); Texas 2 (Teixeira, MYoung and RRodriguez), (DeRosa, ASoriano and Teixeira).
OaklandIP HRERBBSONPERASaarloos, W5C74422904.24Calero1 10001124.45RRinconB0001064.68Witasick1 00003182.45Street, S1 10000101.47TexasIP HRERBBSONPERARRodriguez, L5C55543985.31Baldwin2B10001361.46FCordero1 00001113.83 Inherited runners-scored: Calero 1-0, RRincon 1-0, Baldwin 1-0.
WP: Calero, RRodriguez.
T: 2:33. A: 38,841 (49,115).