ARLINGTON -- Texas Rangers left-hander Derek Holland, who raised questions about his rotation status following a dreadful start last weekend, calmed all those fears Thursday night.
Holland tossed his second shutout in just over a month as the Rangers ran their winning streak to four games with a 6-0 victory over Oakland.
Holland (7-4) didn't make it out of the first inning Saturday but allowed just four hits and struck out seven A's Thursday.
"He was outstanding," said Rangers manager Ron Washington.
"He came out and pounded the strike zone from the very first pitch and never looked back. He stayed focused. It was a very, very good outing for Derek."
Washington was the only member of the club to speak to the media after a fan died from a fall during the second inning.
Washington said he didn't lose confidence in Holland after his last start, and Holland backed that faith with a dazzling showing in a game that was added to the schedule after a May rainout.
Holland gained confidence early as he worked around a walk in the first and struck out the side. He allowed an infield single in the third inning and a single to left in the fifth. After the single in the fifth, he retired the next 10 batters without a ball getting out of the infield.
Oakland loaded the bases against Holland in the ninth, but he got a fly ball from Conor Jackson to end the game on his 119th pitch for his third career shutout.
Texas gave Holland the only run he would need on a first-inning groundout from Josh Hamilton. Hamilton added an RBI single in the third on his way to a four-RBI night that included a pair of sacrifice flies.
The Rangers scored five runs off Rich Harden in his five innings. Michael Young hit a solo homer in the fifth.
Texas finished with 10 hits, which gave them five consecutive games with at least 10.