OAKLAND (AP) — Chad Pinder homered twice to help the Oakland Athletics end Cole Hamels’ five-game win streak with an 8-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
Jed Lowrie drove in three runs for the A’s, who put back-to-back victories together for the first time since Aug. 5-6 at the Los Angeles Angels. The A’s have not won more than two in a row since a three-game streak July 29-31.READ MORE: Despite Fines, Pleasant Hill In-N-Out Remains Defiant Over Customer Vaccine Verifications
Adrian Beltre drove in three runs for the Rangers, who lost their second straight after winning 11 of their previous 15 games. Texas has not lost more than two in a row since ending a four-game slide on Aug. 2.READ MORE: Mariposa Sheriff To Announce What Killed Family On Hike In Sierra National Forest
Sean Manaea (9-8) won for the first time since July 16, ending a personal three-game slide. He gave up two runs and seven hits in five innings.
Hamels (9-1) left a game trailing for the first time all season. He was nicked for six runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings, matching his shortest outing of the year.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Judge Denies Bail for Los Gatos Mom Accused of Hosting Drunken Teen Sex Parties
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