Coco Crisp hit a solo homer and bases-loaded triple to match his season total for extra-base hits and the A’s earned their first series win in more than a month, beating the Texas Rangers 7-1 on Thursday.
Ian Kinsler hit a two-run double and Josh Hamilton also doubled in a run to back Derek Holland, and the Texas Rangers rebounded from an embarrassing rout a night earlier to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Tuesday.
The Oakland Athletics snapped an 11-game losing streak in San Francisco with a 6-2 victory over the Bay Area rival Giants on Sunday.
Collin Cowgill went 3 for 3 with three RBIs for Oakland, which finished with 15 hits. Tyson Ross allowed three hits in three scoreless innings.
The NL West champion D-backs added a front-line starter Friday and boosted their bullpen, acquiring pitchers Trevor Cahill, Craig Breslow and cash from the Oakland Athletics.