A's cruise past Rangers
Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Brandon Moss and John Jaso each hit solo home runs to support seven sharp innings from Jarrod Parker in the Oakland Athletics' 6-2 victory over the Texas Rangers.
The A's tagged Yu Darvish for a season-high five runs permitted by the Texas ace, with Moss adding a triple while scoring twice and Eric Sogard and Josh Donaldson contributing an RBI apiece.
Darvish (7-3) struck out 10 over six innings to run his MLB-leading total to 137, but surrendered four earned runs and had his winless streak extended to six straight starts.
Parker (6-6) was considerably more effective, limiting the Rangers' struggling offense to three hits and a pair of runs to help Oakland bounce back from Monday's 8-7 loss in the opener of this four-game set.
The Rangers, on the other hand, have now dropped seven of eight and mustered two runs or less in each of those defeats.
A.J. Pierzynski provided Texas' lone offensive bright spot with a two-run single in the third inning.
06/18 23:07:31 ET