Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Mitch Moreland hit a three-run and two-run home run as Texas pounded Oakland, 16-9, in the finale of a four-game set.
Jeff Francoeur added a solo home run and four RBI while David Murphy hit a two-run home run and drove in four for the Rangers, who took the final three games of the set, including Saturday’s contest which helped them clinch the AL West for Texas’ first division championship since 1999.
Colby Lewis (12-13) got the win as he gave up just one run on six hits with a walk and six strikeouts over six innings of work.
Steven Tolleson hit a three-run home run while Matt Carson added a solo shot for the Athletics, who have dropped four of their last five.
Trevor Cahill (17-8) was tagged for seven runs on 12 hits with a walk and three strikeouts over just four innings of action.