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Dan Straily #67 of the Oakland Athletics is pulled from the game by Oakland Athletics Manager Bob Melvin in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 17, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

A’s Hoping To Salvage Split In Texas Series Finale

Coming off their second big offensive performance in the series, the host Rangers look to take the four-game set from AL West-leading A’s on Thursday.

06/20/2013

Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after he hit a sacrifice fly that scored Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics in the fifth inning of their game against the Texas Rangers at O.co Coliseum on October 1, 2012 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Pushing For Larger AL West Advantage In Texas

The Oakland Athletics can take comfort in knowing they’ll leave Texas still leading the AL West. They can pad their lead by extending the struggles of the second-place Rangers on Wednesday night.

06/19/2013

Jarrod Parker

A’s Parker Looks To Continue Rebound Against Rangers, Darvish

The Rangers will next try to give Yu Darvish some more support while denying A’s right-hander Jarrod Parker a career high-tying fourth consecutive victory Tuesday night.

06/18/2013

A.J. Pierzynski #12 of the Texas Rangers hits in the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics as Oakland catcher Derek Norris #36 and umpire Lance Barrett #94 look on at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on May 22, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

A’s Hoping To Add To Woes For Slumping Rangers

The Oakland Athletics have taken control of the AL West in part because of the Texas Rangers’ struggles on their longest homestand of the season.

06/17/2013

A.J. Pierzynski #12 of the Texas Rangers hits in the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics as Oakland catcher Derek Norris #36 and umpire Lance Barrett #94 look on at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on May 22, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Rangers Top A’s 3-1 To Avoid Sweep

David Murphy and Adrian Beltre homered in a three-run first inning, Ross Wolf was strong in his first major league start and the Texas Rangers avoided a sweep with a 3-1 victory against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.

05/22/2013

Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by third base coach Mike Gallego #2 after Cespedes hit a solo home run against the Texas Rangers in the third inning at O.co Coliseum on May 13, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Look To Exploit Banged-Up Pitching Staff Of West-Leading Rangers

Dealing with an injured pitcher is nothing new for the AL West-leading Texas Rangers.

05/20/2013

Eric Sogard #28 of the Oakland Athletics gets his throw off to complete the double play while avoiding the slide of Ian Kinsler #5 of the Texas Rangers in the first inning at O.co Coliseum on May 15, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Cruz 3-Run Homer Lifts Rangers Past A’s, 6-2

Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer, Alexi Ogando earned his first career win against Oakland and the Texas Rangers took the rubber game with the Athletics 6-2 on Wednesday.

05/15/2013

Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by third base coach Mike Gallego #2 after Cespedes hit a solo home run against the Texas Rangers in the third inning at O.co Coliseum on May 13, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Cespades Expected To Play Tuesday Night Vs. Rangers

Yoenis Cespedes hit his seventh homer Monday before exiting in the fifth with a stomach bug. Manager Bob Melvin said: “They’re calling it a stomach ailment, they don’t think it’s a stomach virus. They think he should be in good shape to play (Tuesday).”

05/14/2013

Brandon Allen #31 of the Oakland Athletics slides in safe at home ahed of the throw to Mike Napoli #25 of the Texas Rangers in the fifth inning during an MLB baseball game at O.co Coliseum on September 21, 2011 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Athletics No Longer Flying Under The AL Radar

The Oakland Athletics swept three home games from the Texas Rangers to capture an unlikely AL West crown the last time these teams met heading into Monday night’s opener of a three-game set.

05/13/2013

head coach Mike Rice of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights shouts instructions to his team against Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2013 in New York City. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Fired Rutgers Coach Was In The Wrong Profession

Rutgers University has fired basketball coach Mike Rice after video surfaced showing him physically and verbally abusing his players.

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