All of a pre-game speak about Jarrod Parker being behind to his aged self went out a window in a precipitate Wednesday afternoon, and dual home runs by David Murphy and Adrian Beltre in a initial inning were a disproportion as a Texas Rangers kick a Oakland Athletics 3-1 and avoided a three-game sweep.
Parker staid down after a initial and struck out five, with one travel and 3 hits authorised over a subsequent 6 innings, though a opening inning would be his undoing. Following a lead off singular by Elvis Andrus, David Murphy got a reason of a fastball over a core of a image and sent it over a right margin wall to make it 2-0 with no outs.
After Lance Berkman was retired, Adrian Beltre combined a soaring shot straightaway to core margin off of a initial representation he saw to make it 3-0. The homer put Parker’s home run for a year during 11, relating his sum for all of 2012.
Those mistakes would be dear as a A’s struggled to furnish runs. Right-hander Ross Wolf didn’t concede a baserunner until a fourth inning when Coco Crisp led off a inning with a single. Crisp modernized to third on a double by Yoenis Cespedes, and he scored when Brandon Moss strike a scapegoat fly to core margin to make it 3-1.
It’d be a usually run of a diversion for a A’s, nonetheless they had peculiarity chances in a fifth and sixth innings. Both times a A’s put dual group on bottom with no outs, usually for a subsequent 3 batters to go down easily. Wolf showed intrepidity in his initial Major League start, generally in a fifth when he got 3 true outs on popouts and a groundout with group during second and third.
Oakland finished a day with 9 strikeouts and 6 baserunners left on board, and they went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position. They are now 5 and a half games behind a Rangers in a AL West as they conduct to Houston to take on a Astros in a three-game series, starting Friday with Tommy Milone on a mound.