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Ian Kinsler #5 of the Texas Rangers attempting to stretch a single into a double is tagged out at second base by Eric Sogard #28 of the Oakland Athletics in the first inning at O.co Coliseum on August 2, 2013 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Fall 8-3 To Rangers, Lose Ground In AL West

Tommy Milone allowed two-run homers to Nelson Cruz and Jurickson Profar, and the A’s fell flat in an 8-3 loss to the surging Texas Rangers on Friday night.

08/03/2013

Adam Rosales

Rangers Claim Rosales Off Waivers From A’s

The Texas Rangers have claimed infielder Adam Rosales off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. The Rangers claimed Rosales before opening a three-game series at Oakland Friday evening.

08/02/2013

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)

Rangers Look To Chip Away At A’s Lead In AL West

Looking for a fifth straight victory, the Rangers try to further close that gap Friday night when they take on an A’s team trying to avoid losing three in a row for the first time in almost three months.

08/02/2013

A.J. Pierzynski, Leonys Martin

Rangers Take 3 Of 4 From A’s, Now 1 Game Back

Texas pulled within a game of the Athletics by winning three times in the four-game set. The division’s top two teams don’t play again until the first weekend of August.

06/20/2013

A.J. Pierzynski #12 of the Texas Rangers tags out Josh Donaldson #20 of the Oakland Athletics in the ninth inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 20, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Donaldson Out At Plate, A’s Lose 4-3 To Rangers

Josh Donaldson knew it was going to take a perfect play to keep him from scoring the tying run for the Oakland Athletics in the ninth inning. The Texas Rangers made the play, throwing Donaldson out at the plate to end their series-clinching 4-3 victory over the AL West-leading A’s on Thursday.

06/20/2013

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

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