The Rangers put up six runs in the third, and appeared on their way to an easy win, but Kason Gabbard struggled from there. After the A's went ahead, Sammy Sosa tied the game with his 20th homer, but the 'pen let Oakland reclaim the lead.
Nick Swisher homered and Kurt Suzuki hit an RBI single in the sixth, which proved the difference in a game the A's trailed by six. Oakland sent 10 men to the plate in a seven-run fifth. Daric Barton, who singled and scored in the frame, homered in the third.
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