ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Sean Murphy had his second two-homer recreation and rookie Shea Langeliers hit his first main league house run in his second recreation with Oakland, main the Athletics to a 7-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night time.
Murphy pulled a solo house run to left area within the first inning and launched an opposite-field, two-run shot into the house bullpen in right-center within the third inning.
Langeliers, from close by Keller, Texas, homered on an 0-2 pitch with one on throughout Oakland’s four-run eighth inning. The 24-year-old was referred to as up Tuesday and doubled on the primary pitch he noticed.
Murphy doubled within the eighth inning and scored, extending his hitting success at Globe Life Discipline. He has a .347 batting common with eight homers and 17 RBI in 18 video games performed on the ballpark. His first multi-homer recreation got here in his third profession begin, on Sept. 19, 2019, at Houston.
A’s rookie righthander Adam Oller (2-5) allowed one run — his fewest in 10 begins — on 5 hits with 4 strikeouts and one stroll.
Each house runs got here off rookie left-hander Cole Ragans (0-2), who gave up three runs on 4 hits and one stroll in 5 innings whereas putting out three. It was Ragans’ third huge league begin.
The A’s, with the worst file within the American League, have gained two consecutive video games following a nine-game dropping streak.
, who led the entrance workplace for 17 years, was relieved of his duties, . Chris Younger, the membership’s government vp and common supervisor, takes over all elements of baseball operations.
Adolis Garcia and Mark Mathias hit RBI doubles for Texas within the first and ninth innings. Mathias’ got here in as a pinch-hitter in his debut with the Rangers. Garcia has a 14-game hitting streak.
The Rangers’ Nathaniel Lowe had a 22-game on-base streak snapped.
The A’s launched veteran SS Elvis Andrus and recalled INF Sheldon Neuse, additionally from Keller, from Triple-A Las Vegas. Neuse went 1 for 3. The Rangers designated RHP Garrett Richards for task.
Rangers: RHP Joe Barlow (blister) was activated from the 15-day injured listing after lacking 31 video games. Barlow pitched one scoreless inning, leaving the bases loaded. … OF Kole Calhoun (heel irritation) started a rehab task with Triple-A Spherical Rock.