08/01/04 — Narron gets no-decision in Major League debut

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Narron gets no-decision in Major League debut

By Rudy Coggins
Published in Sports on August 1, 2004 2:01 AM

TEXAS (AP -- Oakland knocked out Texas starter Sam Narron, who was making his Major League Baseball debut, after 2 2/3 innings on Friday evening. He gave up four earned runs on three homers, two of them by Eric Byrnes.

A tall, soft-throwing lefty, Narron got behind quickly when Byrnes hit the game's fifth pitch into the right-field seats. Byrnes opened the third inning by pulling a homer into the left-field seats, giving him his third multihomer game of his career, all this season. Erubiel Durazo chased Narron with a two-run homer a few batters later.

Narron, a cousin of former Rangers manager Jerry Narron, became Texas' 13th different starter this season. A 14th may be needed as Thursday night's starter, R.A. Dickey, went on the disabled list to open a roster spot for Narron.

Texas rallied for a 7-5 win.