The Texas Rangers moved back into sole possession of first place in the AL West with a 4-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics Tuesday.
Derek Holland gave up four hits in eight stellar innings, Nelson Cruz and Mitch Moreland each hit a home run and Ron Washington became the ‘winningest’ manager in Rangers history as Texas beat the Oakland Athletics 4-0 on Sunday.
Yoenis Cespedes provided the power and Eric Sogard gave Oakland a little bit of punch. It was a winning formula.
Oakland’s second-year slugger won baseball’s Home Run Derby with a dazzling display of power Monday night, becoming the first player left out of the Midsummer Classic to take home the crown.
Dan Straily pitched seven scoreless innings and Yoenis Cespedes homered as the Athletics won their fifth straight game, 1-0 over the Rangers and Yu Darvish on Tuesday night.
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.