The A's improved to 16-5 when Scott Kazmir starts this season.
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) -
John Jaso drove in three runs and Scott Kazmir did his part on the mound in the Oakland Athletics' 9-3 win over the Texas Rangers in Sunday's rubber match of a three-game set.
Kazmir, who was provided a six-run cushion from his offense through five innings, gave way to his bullpen earlier than usual in this one. He allowed two runs on seven hits and didn't go seven innings for the first time since June 30.
The A's improved to 16-5 when Kazmir (12-3) starts this season.
Five MLB trades that need to happen
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Is there a team more important at this year's Major League Baseball trade deadline than the Philadelphia Phillies?
Cliff Lee, Marlon Byrd, A.J. Burnett, Jonathan Papelbon, Jimmy Rollins.
Philadelphia has five players available who legitimately could be difference makers for a team in contention as next Thursday's non-waiver deadline draws near.