Texas Rangers score 10 runs in second inning, beat Oakland Athletics 15-8

Tue, May 7, 2024
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Texas Rangers score 10 runs in second inning, beat Oakland Athletics 15-8

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Marcus Semien had four hits and five RBIs, and the Texas Rangers scored 10 times in the second inning of a 15-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday.

Jonah Heim added four hits and two RBIs as Texas extended its season-high win streak to four games, outscoring opponents 37-16 during that stretch.

The Rangers sent 16 batters to the plate in the second in their biggest inning since May 23, 2015, when they also scored 10 in the third against the New York Yankees.

Texas' 15 runs matched a season high, and its 19 hits set a new mark.

Kyle McCann and Seth Brown homered for Oakland, which lost its third straight game after winning six in a row.

The game drew an attendance of 3,965 after Monday night's season-low 2,895. The A's have announced plans to play the next three seasons in Sacramento while a new stadium is built in Las Vegas.

Semien connected against Ross Stripling on the first pitch of the game for his third leadoff homer this season and No. 27 for his career. He hit an RBI single and a two-run double in the second.

Stripling (1-6) allowed a career-high 11 runs - five earned - in 1 2/3 innings. He permitted 10 hits and two walks.

READ MORE Corey Seager hits a 3-run homer in the 8th inning to rally the Rangers past the A's 4-2 Rangers put rookie outfielder Wyatt Langford on the injured list with a right hamstring strain Heim homers in the 9th and Lowe hits an RBI single in the 10th to lead Rangers past Royals 3-2

Jose Urena (1-2) made his first start of the season for Texas. He allowed two runs, one earned, and four hits.


Athletics: SS Darell Hernaiz exited in the second with a left ankle injury after landing awkwardly on first base while running out a groundball. Hernaiz remained on the ground for a few minutes before limping off the field with a trainer. He earned an RBI on the play and was called safe on a throwing error by Corey Seager.


Oakland brought up right-hander Tyler Ferguson from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned right-hander Dany Jimenez to its top minor league affiliate. Minor league outfielder Lazaro Armenteros was designated for assignment.


The Rangers and Athletics play a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon to close out their four-game series. Right-hander Michael Lorenzen (2-1, 3.52 ERA) is scheduled to start the first game for Texas opposite Oakland lefty JP Sears (2-2, 3.89 ERA). Rangers right-hander Jack Leiter (0-0, 17.18 ERA) will make his second career start in Game 2, while righty Osvaldo Bido will make his A's debut.


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