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vs. Atl
W 3-2
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vs. Atl
W 10-3
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Tex 6 - 3 Oak
Final
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@ Oak
7:05 PM PT8:05 PM MT9:05 PM CT10:05 PM ET22:05 ET2:05 GMT10:05 7:05 PM MST9:05 PM EST9:35 PM VEN6:05 UAE (+1)9:05 PM CT
@ Oak
12:35 PM PT1:35 PM MT2:35 PM CT3:35 PM ET15:35 ET19:35 GMT3:35 12:35 PM MST2:35 PM EST3:05 PM VEN23:35 UAE2:35 PM CT

Kazmir, sloppy Athletics lose 6-3 to Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Scott Kazmir allowed a two-run homer to Jake Smolinski, and shortstop Jed Lowrie made an error that led to a pair of unearned runs as the Oakland Athletics lost 6-3 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.

After strengthening their AL wild-card lead by beating Seattle in the final two games of a weekend series, the A's looked sloppy in the opener of a nine-game homestand and failed in their attempt to win three straight for the first time since Aug. 7-9.

Oakland made two errors, threw two wild pitches and got another rough outing from Kazmir (14-9) to lose for the 15th time in 22 games. The A's remained one game ahead of Kansas City for the top wild-card spot. Seattle entered the day two games behind the Royals for the second berth.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Beltre.322
HR: A. Beltre18
RBI: A. Beltre71
SB: L. Martin27
W: Y. Darvish10
ERA: C. Lewis5.12
Saves: N. Feliz9
K: Y. Darvish182
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
Y-LA Angels 9457.623-
Oakland 8367.55310.5
Seattle 8169.54012.5
Houston 6784.44427
Texas 5892.38735.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .255 (11)
Runs: 579 (22)
Hits: 1281 (16)
Home Runs: 101 (27)
Stolen Bases: 91 (14)
OBP: .314 (15)
SLG: .373 (23)
Total Bases: 1873 (26)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.66 (29)
Runs Allowed: 735 (29)
Saves: 28 (29)
Strikeouts: 1030 (28)
OpBA: .275 (28)
OBP: .340 (29)
SLG: .435 (29)
Run Support: 3.98 (18)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/16 J. Smolinski Removed From 15-Day DL (Bone bruise, left foot)
9/12 J. Adduci Transferred to 15-Day DL (Concussion)
9/7 Y. Darvish Transferred to 60-Day DL (Right elbow inflammation)
9/7 G. Rodriguez Purchased From Minors
9/4 S. Choo Transferred to 60-Day DL (Bone spur, left elbow)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/30 M. Mikolas Right shoulder fatigue (day-to-day)
8/29 J. Adduci Concussion (on 15-day DL)
8/24 S. Choo Bone spur, left elbow (on 60-day DL)
8/10 Y. Darvish Right elbow inflammation (on 60-day DL)
8/10 A. Rios Sprained left ankle (day-to-day)
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