Yoenis Cespedes provided the power and Eric Sogard gave Oakland a little bit of punch. It was a winning formula.
It was Texas’ first trip to Oakland since being swept in the final three games of the 2012 regular season and coughing up the AL West title to the surprising A’s.
C.J. Wilson scattered five singles over eight shutout innings, and the Rangers beat Oakland 8-1 to eliminate the Athletics from playoff contention.