A rough month didn’t get any better for Texas on Sunday night, even though the game-time temperature of 100 degrees would have seemed to be in their favor against Oakland.
Jerome Williams became the record 31st pitcher for Texas this season, Neftali Feliz was back in a familiar finishing role and the Rangers finally got a home victory in July.
Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star skills contest in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier 9-1 in the final round on Monday night.
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Texas manager Ron Washington is convinced that the Rangers will play better, even though they are now two games under .500 and nine games behind the Athletics.
Darvish gave up a career-high tying seven runs in 5-plus innings — his shortest outing in nearly two months — and the A’s beat the Rangers 10-6.
Donnie Murphy homered twice, Colby Lewis won for the first time in more than three weeks, and the Rangers beat the Athletics by a score of 14-8 on Monday night.
Yoenis Cespedes and Eric Sogard had two-run hits in the third, Jesse Chavez allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings, and the A’s completed a sweep with a rout of the Rangers.
Martin Perez saw his streak of 26 consecutive scoreless innings end as the A’s beat the Rangers, who have now lost three straight games for the first time this season.
Martin Perez pitched his second consecutive shutout to extend his scoreless innings streak to 26 and the Texas Rangers wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday.
Michael Choice singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, and the Rangers rallied for the second night in a row to beat the Athletics by a score of 5-4 on Tuesday night.
It’s uncertain if leadoff hitter Shin-Soo Choo will be available when the visiting Rangers try for a seventh win in eight games Tuesday night against the Oakland Athletics.