OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland's Lenny DiNardo pitched seven
shutout innings today as the A's blanked the Texas Rangers 6-to-0 to stop a nine-game skid.
Oakland ended its longest losing streak in nine years.
DiNardo, making his second start since taking Rich Harden's spot
in the rotation, allowed three hits, struck out three and walked
The left-hander gave up a pair of doubles and a bunt single but
was otherwise untouchable in the longest outing of his major league
Bobby Crosby homered and drove in two runs for Oakland, which
had lost its previous nine games.
Oakland got just six hits off Texas starter Kevin Millwood and
reliever Willie Eyre.
Three of the hits came off Millwood during a four-run second