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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.
Donnie Murphy lined a go-ahead single up the middle with one out in the eighth inning, and the Rangers rallied from an early three-run deficit to beat the Athletics 4-3 on Monday.
Mitch Moreland returned to the Texas lineup from a side injury and singled home two runs during a five-run sixth inning as the Rangers defeated the Athletics 6-2 Monday.
The Texas Rangers announced on Tuesday that the club has acquired outfielder Michael Choice and infielder Chris Bostick from Oakland in exchange for outfielder Craig Gentry and pitcher Josh Lindblom.