The Rangers scored two runs in both the fourth and fifth innings, but Jamey Wright only needed the first one. The Texas right-hander tossed seven shutout innings at the Athletics and the Rangers went on to win the opener of their three-game series in Oakland.
The Athletics struggled at the plate, managing just four hits off Rangers starter Jamey Wright in seven innings, and plated a run in the ninth. But it was too little, too late for the A's as they dropped their eighth straight game.
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