Eric Sogard’s blooper to left field looked as if it might get the A’s even against the Texas Rangers until shortstop Elvis Andrus ran it down and made a sliding catch over his shoulder.
When Adam Rosales and Coco Crisp also made outs with the tying run at second base, the A’s lost their best chance to spoil the first major-league start by Ross Wolf, one of their former relievers. Read More
Fans who expected a dominating performance on the hill Tuesday night at Rangers Ballpark got just that.
It just wasn’t the guy they expected.
The Texas Rangers were stymied at the plate for second consecutive game, as Oakland A’s rookie Dan Straily outdueled Yu Darvish for a 1-0 win over the American League West leaders. Read More
Seth Smith homered and scored three times, Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings for his first win in nearly a month and the A’s beat the Texas Rangers 9-2 on Monday night.
Colon, who turns 40 on Friday, gave up two runs on six hits and struck out three. It was the first win for Colon (3-3) since April 23 at Boston. Read More
Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer, Alexi Ogando earned his first career win against Oakland and the Texas Rangers took the rubber game with the A’s 6-2 on Wednesday.
Ogando (4-2) didn’t allow a hit until Eric Sogard’s leadoff double in the sixth. The right-hander won his second straight decision and earned only his second victory in seven outings since consecutive wins starting the season. Read More
Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking home run in the 10th inning, Mitch Moreland followed with his second of the game and the Texas Rangers held off the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Tuesday night.
Joe Nathan gave up a run in the bottom of the 10th but escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam to snap Texas' four-game losing streak to Oakland. Read More
PHOENIX (AP) — Ian Kinsler had an RBI double and scored twice, and Elvis Andrus had two hits, drove in a run and scored another, lifting the Texas Rangers to a 6-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday.
Right-hander Randy Wells, making a bid for a spot in the Rangers' rotation, gave up a run — homer by Josh Reddick — and three hits in five innings. He walked four and struck out four. Read More
Facing a lineup packed with big-leaguers helped the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner get a bit of a regular-season feel.Bumgarner pitched four-hit ball for four innings and struck out four in the Giants’ 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Monday.
“It went pretty good,” said Bumgarner, who went 16-11 with a 3.37 ERA last year. “I was happy with it. I said before, each time is a step in the right direction and each time has been a little bit better.” Read More
Travis Blackley allowed one run over six innings in a strong bounce-back performance that helped the A’s move into a first-place tie in the AL West with Texas and set up a one-game showdown for the division title with a 3-1 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night. Read More
Another dramatic win in hand, the A’s gathered around the big screen clubhouse TV and began feasting on Mexican food while watching the Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers play the second game of their Texas doubleheader. Read More
Catcher George Kottaras hit a second-deck homer to lead off the 10th inning and propel the A’s to a 3-2 victory against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, pulling the A’s within four games of the leaders in the American League West.
Kottaras homered to right field off Mark Lowe (0-2), maintaining the A’s two-game lead over the Los Angeles Angels in the wild-card race. The Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 Tuesday. Read More