By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Oakland Athletics defeated the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. The Athletics won 6-2 over the Rangers at Oakland-Alameda Coliseum in Oakland, Calif.
The Athletics improved to 3-4 on the season. The Rangers fell to 2-5 overall.
The Rangers cut the Athletics lead to 6-2 in the top of the ninth inning. Shin-soo Choo hit a 396-foot home run to deep right center.
The Athletics took a 6-1 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning. Matt Olson hit a single to shallow right-center field. On the play, Matt Joyce scored.
Texas got on the board when Ryan Rua hit into a fielder’s choice in the top of the fifth inning. Nomar Mazara scored on the play.
Oakland scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Boog Powell reached on a fielding error by Robinson Chirinos. Matt Chapman scored on the play.
Then, Marcus Semien hit a sacrifice fly to center field that scored Chapman for the 3-0 lead. Jed Lowrie later singled in the inning to right center field, scoring Bruce Maxwell and Powell.
In the bottom of the second inning, Maxwell doubled to left center field. Chapman scored for the 1-0 lead.
Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea got the win to improve to 1-0 on the season. He went eight innings and allowed one run.
Manaea also struck out four batters and allowed three hits.
Rangers pitcher Doug Fister fell to 0-1 on the season. He allowed two earned runs and five runs over 3 2/3 innings.
Fister also struck out five batters and allowed seven hits.