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Rangers Extend Lead In AL West

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Colby Lewis and four relievers combined on a five-hitter and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 7-1 on Saturday.

Ian Kinsler had two hits and three RBIs for Texas, which increased its AL West lead to three games over the Los Angeles Angels. Mike Napoli and Elvis Andrus hit run-scoring doubles off A’s starter Trevor Cahill as the Rangers (68-52) moved a season-best 16 games over .500 with their seventh consecutive victory over Oakland.

Jemile Weeks singled, doubled and tripled for Oakland, which committed four errors, had two wild pitches and lost for the seventh time in 11 games.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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