ARLINGTON Texas (AP) — Matt Olson prepped for the House Run Derby by hitting two of Oakland’s 4 homers, Chris Bassitt allowed one run in seven innings, and the Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 4-1 on Sunday.
Olson, a first-time All-Star, homered main off the fourth inning and with one out of the sixth, giving him 23 longballs this season. Jed Lowrie and Sean Murphy hit back-to-back homers within the second inning for the A’s, who received consecutive video games for the primary time since mid-June and took two of three at Texas.
Bassitt (10-2) gave up 4 hits, struck out three and walked one to tie for the AL lead in wins. The All-Star has received his previous 4 begins towards the Rangers, together with three up to now 18 days.
Lou Trivino stranded two runners within the ninth inning for his 14th save in 16 alternatives.
Oakland hit eight homers in two days, with back-to-back homers within the second inning of each video games. Lowrie’s drive to straightaway heart was almost caught on the wall by a leaping Eli White, and Murphy adopted by blasting an 0-2 pitch to left-center.
The Rangers’ Nick Solak, in a 10-for-55 stoop and batting ninth for under the second time this season, hit a one-hop double off the wall in right-center with two out to attain David Dahl.
Kolby Allard (2-6) allowed all 4 homers, putting out three and strolling none. He has misplaced to Oakland thrice in 18 days, twice to Bassitt, and has dropped final 5 begins towards the A’s.
It was the Athletics’ first sequence win since sweeping the Los Angeles Angels from June 14-16. … Rangers RF Joey Gallo, with 11 dwelling runs in his final 12 video games and 24 this season, was given the time off. Gallo may also take part within the House Run Derby at Coors Area on Monday. … Dahl matched a season excessive with three hits.
A’s: Supervisor Bob Melvin mentioned he’s uncertain whether or not OF Mark Canha (strained left hip) or DH Mitch Moreland (undisclosed) will probably be prepared when the workforce resumes play after the All-Star break on Friday. Canha performed most not too long ago on June 24, Moreland on July 3.
Rangers: C Sam Huff (knee surgical procedure) will start a rehab task with Double-A Frisco on Tuesday.
The A’s will start a six-game dwelling stand on Friday with the primary of three towards the Indians.
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