Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Trevor Cahill allowed two hits over eight innings in a dominant performance, and Kurt Suzuki homered and knocked in two runs to guide Oakland in 3-1 win over the Texas Rangers in the middle contest of a three-game series.
Cahill (10-4), who was winless in his previous two appearances, walked three and struck out four batters as theAthletics won for the 10th time in 13 games.
Coco Crisp and Jack Cust each had two hits for the A's, who bounced back from a 3-1 loss in 10 innings on Tuesday when Nelson Cruz hit the game-winning homer off Michael Wuertz. A night later, Wuertz surrendered an RBI single to Vladimir Guerrero in the ninth inning. Craig Breslow entered with one out and fanned bothJosh Hamilton and Cruz to end the game to pick up his second career save.
Colby Lewis (9-7) was charged with five hits and a run, while fanning eight batters in seven innings.
The AL West-leading Rangers suffered their third loss in the last 10 games.
The game was scoreless until one out in the sixth when Suzuki hit his team- leading 12th homer of the year, a shot to left field.
Oakland added two more runs in the eighth against Darren Oliver. Crisp singled and went to second on an error by left fielder Josh Hamilton. After moving to third on a bunt, Crisp scored on Suzuki's base hit to right field. Cust followed with a single to right and Suzuki came home on a fielding error by Cruz.
Rajai Davis became the fifth player in Oakland history with a 30-steal season...Cahill is 5-1 lifetime against the Rangers.