David Murphy hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 7-6 on Sunday for a three-game series sweep.
Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko each hit two-run homers and the Chicago White Sox spoiled the debut of Oakland interim manager Bob Melvin, beating the Athletics 9-4 on Thursday night.
J.J. Hardy, Luke Scott and Adam Jones hit solo homers, Chris Jakubauskas pitched five shutout innings and the Baltimore Orioles beat Oakland 4-0 Tuesday night to stretch the Athletics’ losing streak to a season-high eight games.
The A’s two errors gave them 45 for the season. Oakland started the day with the second-most errors in the AL, two behind Texas.
Michael Bush ran 3 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 3:39 remaining and Tyvon Branch returned a fumble 64 yards for a score as the Oakland Raiders snapped a 13-game losing streak against the San Diego Chargers with a 35-27 victory Sunday over their AFC West rivals.
Matt Bryant kicked a 42-yard field goal with 2 seconds left to lift the Atlanta Falcons to a 16-14 victory over the winless San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.