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Athletics ship reeling Rangers to fourth straight loss

Sep 8, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA;  Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager (5) hits a two-run home run during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Field.

Sep 8, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager (5) hits a two-run dwelling run through the first inning towards the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Discipline.
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Shea Langeliers belted a tiebreaking, two-run homer within the sixth inning to elevate the Oakland Athletics to a 6-3 victory over the reeling Texas Rangers on Friday in Arlington, Texas.

Oakland’s Esteury Ruiz had a solo homer and an RBI single and Ryan Noda additionally drove in two runs. Zack Gelof, Aledmys Diaz and Ruiz every had two hits to ship the Athletics (44-97) to their fifth win in seven video games.

Texas’ Corey Seager clubbed a two-run homer and Nathaniel Lowe added an RBI single for the Rangers (76-64), who’ve misplaced 4 in a row and 16 of their final 20 video games.

The Rangers did not lose floor within the American League West race, because the first-place Astros (80-61) and the second-place Mariners (79-62) additionally fell on Friday. Texas trails Houston by three video games and Seattle by 2 1/2 video games.

Rangers proper fielder Evan Carter went 1-for-3 with a stroll in his main league debut. Carter was referred to as as much as change Adolis Garcia, who sustained a patellar tendon pressure through the Rangers‘ 12-3 loss to the Houston Astros on Wednesday.

Oakland’s Kevin Smith hit a two-out double within the sixth inning and Langeliers deposited a first-pitch changeup from Jordan Montgomery (8-11) over the wall in middle subject. Langeliers’ seventeenth homer of the season ended the night for Montgomery, who allowed 5 runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. The left-hander struck out six and walked one.

Noda added an RBI double within the seventh to profit Devin Candy (1-0), who recorded his first profession main league victory after hanging out two batters with out surrendering successful over two scoreless innings.

A’s relievers Lucas Erceg and Dany Jimenez every labored a shutout inning to bridge the hole to Trevor Could, who tossed a scoreless ninth to safe his nineteenth save of the season.

Oakland scratched for a run within the prime of the primary earlier than Texas countered in its half of the primary inning. The Rangers‘ Marcus Semien hit a leadoff single earlier than Seager despatched a 3-2 changeup from Paul Blackburn over the wall in right-center subject for his twenty ninth homer of the season.

Ruiz ripped an RBI single within the second inning to forge a 2-2 tie earlier than the Rangers regained the lead within the fourth on Lowe’s RBI single.

Ruiz leveled the competition at 3-3 whereas main off the fifth, sending an 0-2 curveball from Montgomery over the wall in left-center subject. The homer was Ruiz’s fourth of the season and second in September.

—Discipline Stage Media

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