ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kendall Graveman held Texas hitless until Mike Napoli homered with two outs in the seventh inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Rangers 6-1 Saturday night.
Graveman (2-0) gave up two hits in seven innings, striking out five and walking one. He won on opening day, too, starting in place of injured Sonny Gray.READ MORE: Rain Showers Trigger Power Outages Across The Bay Area
Graveman had allowed only one runner before Napoli sent a drive into Oakland’s bullpen in left-center for his first home run of the season.
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Yu Darvish (0-1) allowed one run in six innings on four hits and three walks, striking out five. His 3-10 career record against Oakland is his worst against any big league opponent.
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