Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish works against the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. The Rangers won, 6-2. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

A’s swept by Rangers

The Texas Rangers completed their three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics on…

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish works against the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. The Rangers won, 6-2. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre hits a grand slam in the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics on Monday at Globe Life Park. (Steve Nurenberg/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Beltre grand slam propels Rangers over A’s

A fifth inning grand slam by Adrian Beltre proved to be the…

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre hits a grand slam in the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics on Monday at Globe Life Park. (Steve Nurenberg/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
Khris Davis, right, celebrates with Stephen Vogt after hitting a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Texas Rangers. (LM Otero/AP)

Pair of Davis homers pace Athletics past Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Khris Davis homered twice, Coco Crisp also went deep…

Khris Davis, right, celebrates with Stephen Vogt after hitting a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Texas Rangers. (LM Otero/AP)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (LM Otero/AP)

Gray area: 8 Ks, 1 bad inning as A’s win 6-3 at Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — When Bob Melvin went to the mound in the…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (LM Otero/AP)
Texas Rangers Adrian Beltre (29) is met at home plate by teammates Delino DeShields (3), Rougned Odor (12) and Robinson Chirinos (61) after Betre's game winning two-run homer during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Arlington, Texas, Monday, July 25, 2016. The Rangers won 7-6. (LM Otero/AP)

Beltre hits 2nd homer in 9th, rallies Rangers past A’s 7-6

ARLINGTON, Texas — Adrian Beltre got the fastball he wanted. Beltre's second…

Texas Rangers Adrian Beltre (29) is met at home plate by teammates Delino DeShields (3), Rougned Odor (12) and Robinson Chirinos (61) after Betre's game winning two-run homer during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Arlington, Texas, Monday, July 25, 2016. The Rangers won 7-6. (LM Otero/AP)
Sean Doolittle, right, joins members of the local LGBT community prior to the game on Tuesday. Doolittle was part of a Pride Night pre-game ceremony in memory of those who were slain in a gay club in Orlando, Fla. (Ben Margot/AP)

A’s honor Orlando victims on Pride Night

OAKLAND — The A’s honored victims of the Orlando shooting during a…

Sean Doolittle, right, joins members of the local LGBT community prior to the game on Tuesday. Doolittle was part of a Pride Night pre-game ceremony in memory of those who were slain in a gay club in Orlando, Fla. (Ben Margot/AP)
Oakland Athletics' Josh Phegley (19) celebrates his three-run home run off Texas Rangers' Tom Wilhelmsen with teammates Khris Davis (2) and Billy Butler (16) during the fourth inning Monday in Oakland. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

Davis homers, drives in 5 and A’s roll over Rangers 14-5

OAKLAND — Khris Davis homered and drove in five runs, Marcus Semien…

Oakland Athletics' Josh Phegley (19) celebrates his three-run home run off Texas Rangers' Tom Wilhelmsen with teammates Khris Davis (2) and Billy Butler (16) during the fourth inning Monday in Oakland. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
Khris Davis has hit four home runs in the last two games. (Ben Margot/AP)

Davis, Valencia keep pounding, A’s keep winning

OAKLAND — Khris Davis and Danny Valencia have combined to hit 15…

Khris Davis has hit four home runs in the last two games. (Ben Margot/AP)
Khris Davis celebrates his walkoff grandslam by shooting his batting helmet like a jump shot. (Ben Margot/AP)

You can’t predict baseball: Davis delivers walkoff win for A’s

OAKLAND — After Khris Davis hammered three home runs — including a…

Khris Davis celebrates his walkoff grandslam by shooting his batting helmet like a jump shot. (Ben Margot/AP)
Oakland Athletics' Marcus Semien, right, is congratulated by third base coach Ron Washington after hitting a home run off Texas Rangers' Luke Jackson in the seventh inning  Monday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Semien homers, Manaea wins first major-league game

OAKLAND — Sean Manaea cut off the fluffy curls he brought to…

Oakland Athletics' Marcus Semien, right, is congratulated by third base coach Ron Washington after hitting a home run off Texas Rangers' Luke Jackson in the seventh inning  Monday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman cannot make a play on a ball hit by Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus during the fourth inning of a spring training game on Saturday in Surprise, Ariz. (Darron Cummings/AP)

A’s spring error issues persist against Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Adrian Beltre hit his first spring homer and drove…

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman cannot make a play on a ball hit by Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus during the fourth inning of a spring training game on Saturday in Surprise, Ariz. (Darron Cummings/AP)

Billy Burns, Yonder Alonso each log pair of hits

MESA, Ariz. — Delino DeShields tripled, singled and drove in two runs…

Toronto Blue Jays Jose Bautista flips his bat after hitting a three-run home run in the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers in Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Toronto. (Chris Youn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Blue Jays advance with wild win

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays clinched their first trip to the…

Toronto Blue Jays Jose Bautista flips his bat after hitting a three-run home run in the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers in Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Toronto. (Chris Youn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor (12) stretches to catch a throw to second base against San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt (9) during the fifth inning  Sunday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Hamilton homers, Perez wins as Rangers edge Giants 2-1

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Rangers left-hander Martin Perez followed a nightmarish performance…

Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor (12) stretches to catch a throw to second base against San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt (9) during the fifth inning  Sunday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chris Heston throws during the first inning Saturday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Giants win 9-7 in 11 innings to spoil Texas debut for Hamels

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Giants dearly wanted Cole Hamels, progressing so far…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chris Heston throws during the first inning Saturday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
A's closer Fernando Abad (56) celebrates the final out with teammate catcher Josh Phegley after beating the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

A’s power past Rangers for fourth straight victory

ARLINGTON, Texas — Kendall Graveman enjoyed watching and waiting to go to…

A's closer Fernando Abad (56) celebrates the final out with teammate catcher Josh Phegley after beating the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray prepares to trows during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, June 25, 2015. (LM Otero/AP Photo)

Gray, A’s complete three-game sweep of Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Oakland right-hander Sonny Gray wins at Texas even when…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray prepares to trows during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, June 25, 2015. (LM Otero/AP Photo)
BEN MARGOT/AP PHOTO. Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick, right, celebrates his three-run home run with third base coach Mike Gallego in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Thursday, June 11, 2015, in Oakland, Calif.

Kazmir ends 9-start winless streak as A’s beat Rangers 7-0

OAKLAND — Scott Kazmir allowed one hit in eight innings to end…

BEN MARGOT/AP PHOTO. Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick, right, celebrates his three-run home run with third base coach Mike Gallego in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Thursday, June 11, 2015, in Oakland, Calif.
AP Photo/Ben MargotOakland Athletics pitcher Pat Venditte works against the Texas Rangers during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday

Fuld scores game-winning run on Reddick's grounder in ninth

OAKLAND — Sam Fuld scored the winning run on a slide into…

AP Photo/Ben MargotOakland Athletics pitcher Pat Venditte works against the Texas Rangers during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday
Ben Margot/AP PhotoOakland Athletics' Josh Reddick

Kazmir ends 9-start winless streak as A's beat Rangers 7-0

OAKLAND — Scott Kazmir allowed one hit in eight innings to end…

Ben Margot/AP PhotoOakland Athletics' Josh Reddick