OAKLAND, CA (AP) Colby Lewis pitched eight strong innings, Texas hit three home runs, including back-to-back shots by Nelson Cruz and Mike Napoli in the fourth, and the Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 11-2 on Saturday.
Michael Young hit his first homer of the season as the Rangers tagged A’s starter Brett Anderson for seven runs in five innings while snapping a two-game losing streak.
Lewis (2-3) allowed six hits with a season-high six strikeouts to win for the first time since April 2. The right-hander had lost his previous three starts while getting one run or fewer of support.
Kurt Suzuki and Josh Willingham homered for Oakland, which failed in its attempt to get above .500 for only the second time this season.
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