ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas ace Lance Lynn struck out a season-high 10 in seven innings, Rougned Odor hit a tiebreaking three-run homer and the last-place Rangers beat the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Sunday.
Lynn (6-2) retired 17 straight after the first two batters reached. He walked Marcus Semien with two outs in the sixth, then struck out Stephen Piscotty.
He allowed consecutive one-out singles in the seventh to Robbie Grossman and Mark Canha, Oakland’s first hits since Semien’s double in the first, then struck out Ramón Laureano and was helped when third baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa made a diving catch on Jonah Heim’s liner.
Odor homered for the third straight day covering four games, connecting off Frankie Montas for a 4-1 lead in the sixth. His sixth homer was just his fourth hit in his past 36 at-bats, but three of those hits were homers.
Texas hit three home runs in its new retractable roof stadium for the first time and had seven in the series. Derek Dietrich hit a solo shot in the second, and Jeff Mathis hit a two-run homer in the seventh.
Montas (3-4) allowed at least four runs for the fourth time in five starts since dropping his ERA to 1.57 with seven scoreless innings in a 3-1 win over Houston on Aug. 8. He struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings.
Tommy La Stella hit a solo homer for Oakland in the eighth.
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