Oakland scored three two-out runs in the seventh inning Thursday, including one run that was walked home, and the A’s completed a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 6-3 victory.
The Rangers have lost five straight games as they head to Toronto for a weekend series. The Blue Jays have the game’s most prolific offense, and the Rangers have one of the league’s worst bullpens.
Colby Lewis allowed three runs in six innings, but twice failed to hold leads that he had been given in the previous half-inning. Mitch Moreland homered in the fourth off Sonny Gray and added a two-out RBI single in the sixth.
Pitching: Colby Lewis tossed four scoreless innings before his command failed him in a two-run fifth. He walked three and gave up two on a two-out single by Sam Fuld. In the sixth, Lewis did well to escape a bases-loaded no-outs jam with only one run in. … The A’s scored three runs in the seventh, a rally that began after the first two batters were retired. But the next five reached against Keone Kela and Sam Freeman.
Hitting: Mitch Moreland provided the game’s first run with a homer to leadoff the fourth inning, and he gave the Rangers another one-run lead in the fifth with a two-out single. … Robinson Chirinos had a two-out RBI single in the fifth. … Prince Fielder collected two more hits, giving him 30 multi-hit games. He has reached at least twice in seven of his past eight games.
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