Khris Davis hits MLB-best 10th homer, A's rally past Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Oakland slugger Khris Davis keeps going deep in Texas, and just about everywhere else he plays.

''A big shocking event. Khris hit a go-ahead home run here,'' Athletics manager Bob Melvin said.

Davis' major league-best 10th homer, his fifth in three games, was a tiebreaking solo shot in the eighth inning for the A's, who rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Rangers 8-6 on Friday night.

''Same as always. I look for the first good one and put a good swing on it,'' Davis said.

After consecutive two-homer games in Baltimore, Davis was 0 for 3 with a fielder's choice RBI before his one-out 426-foot shot to center in the eighth off Chris Martin (0-1) that made it 7-6.

''For him to hit a first-pitch slider showed me that he was obviously looking for it,'' Rangers manager Chris Woodward said. ''It was a mistake we'd like to have back.''

It was the 28th homer by Davis against the Rangers since the start of the 2016 season, the most by any player against any team in that span. He had seven homers and 19 RBIs in nine games at Texas last season, when he led the majors with 48 homers.

''Ah, shoot. I don't know. No comment,'' Davis said when asked how comfortable he feels hitting in Texas, then adding that he was ''not really'' aware of his numbers there.

''I know the track record, I think it might've been the wrong pitch there,'' Martin said. ''Obviously if he fouls it off or takes it we're not talking about this right now, but you have to tip your hat to him. He sat back and did a good job.''

Ramon Laureano hit a game-tying homer to start the seventh for the A's.

Lou Trivino (1-0), Oakland's third pitcher, worked 1 1-3 scoreless innings with two strikeouts. Blake Treinen got the final four outs, including three strikeouts, for his fifth save in six chances.

Texas led 6-1 after Elvis Andrus hit a three-run homer in the fifth. That was an inning after Asdrubal Cabrera went deep to snap his 0-for-13 slide.

Stephen Piscotty, in a 1-for-19 slump, was dropped from third to sixth in Oakland's batting order. He singled in the second and scored on Jurickson Profar's double that came in his first at-bat as a visitor in Texas. Piscotty later had an RBI double that capped a four-run sixth and got the A's within 6-5.

PRO'S PROGRESSION

Profar finished 2 for 4, and is now 8 for 19 (.421) his last five games after going 5 of 47 (.106) in his first 12 games as Oakland's second baseman. He was dealt from the Rangers to the A's as part of a three-team, seven-player deal last December. His big league debut was with Texas in 2012, and last season he started games at all four infield positions.

FOR STARTERS

Drew Smyly, who pitched only 6 1-3 innings combined in his first two starts for Texas, made it into the sixth with the 6-1 lead before allowing the first three A's, including his only two walks, to reach that inning - all three scored after he was pulled. The lefty struck out five. ... A's starter Mike Fiers allowed six runs for his second start in a row. He made it five innings against the Rangers after only 1 2-3 innings at Houston last Saturday.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: 2B Rougned Odor was a late scratch from the starting lineup because of a sore right knee. ... RHP Edinson Volquez, on the injured list since April 5 with a sprained right elbow, won't throw for at least 4-6 weeks. The 35-year-old pitcher will have an MRI and be re-evaluated before he resumes throwing.

UP NEXT

Athletics: Right-hander Marco Estrada (0-1), who has a career-worst six-game losing streak over his last 10 starts dating to Aug. 26, makes his fifth start this season. He is 3-1 in seven career starts against Texas.

Rangers: Right-hander Adrian Sampson (0-1, 1.86 in two relief appearances) takes over Volquez's spot in the rotation.

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TEX6-7
2001300006100
  • W: L. Trivino (1-0)L: C. Martin (0-1)S: B. Treinen (5)
  • HR: OAK - K. Davis (10), R. Laureano (3), TEX - A. Cabrera (4), E. Andrus (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Semien SS41100112.319.385.522.9061.5
M. Canha 1B21000120.200.429.440.8691.0
b- K. Morales PH-1B20000011.231.333.308.641-0.5
M. Chapman 3B40120010.302.389.556.9442.5
K. Davis DH41121011.265.315.7061.0216.5
C. Pinder LF41000001.308.327.558.8851.0
S. Piscotty RF41210010.235.316.397.7134.5
J. Profar 2B41210011.197.229.348.5774.5
R. Laureano CF41211001.258.281.419.7017.0
J. Phegley C41210010.333.351.639.9903.5
  • b-lined out for Canha in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Choo DH51300021.317.404.512.9163.0
L. Forsythe 2B42110012.269.345.385.7294.5
E. Andrus SS41231010.389.400.556.95610.5
N. Mazara RF40110021.231.318.462.7802.0
J. Gallo LF40000032.171.333.488.821-1.5
A. Cabrera 3B31111111.190.255.500.7556.5
I. Kiner-Falefa C40000012.273.407.318.726-0.5
P. Wisdom 1B40100010.182.182.182.3640.5
D. DeShields CF31100000.171.341.257.5982.0
a- H. Pence PH10000001.333.391.476.8670.0
  • a-popped out for DeShields in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Piscotty (5), J. Profar (2)
  • HR - K. Davis (10), R. Laureano (3)
  • RBI - M. Chapman 2 (11), K. Davis 2 (19), S. Piscotty (10), J. Profar (9), R. Laureano (8), J. Phegley (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Piscotty (5), J. Profar (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Morales (2), J. Profar (3), R. Laureano (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Choo (6), L. Forsythe (3), N. Mazara
  • HR - E. Andrus (2), A. Cabrera (4)
  • RBI - L. Forsythe (3), E. Andrus 3 (10), N. Mazara (9), A. Cabrera (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Choo (4), A. Cabrera (7), I. Kiner-Falefa
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Semien
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Andrus (3)
  • CS - S. Choo
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Fiers5.07661627.061.574.0
Y. Petit1.00000002.450.553.0
L. Trivino (W, 1-0)1.12000201.640.649.0
R. Buchter (H, 2)0.10000105.402.000.5
B. Treinen (S, 5)1.11000300.871.0610.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Fiers5.0
Y. Petit1.0
L. Trivino (W, 1-0)1.1
R. Buchter (H, 2)0.1
B. Treinen (S, 5)1.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Smyly5.04442507.151.857.5
J. Chavez (H, 2)1.021101011.372.210.5
S. Kelley (BS, 1)1.01110112.570.861.5
C. Martin (L, 0-1)1.01110215.401.60-3.0
J. Springs0.02110002.571.57-3.0
J. Gomez1.01000004.912.182.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Smyly5.0
J. Chavez (H, 2)1.0
S. Kelley (BS, 1)1.0
C. Martin (L, 0-1)1.0
J. Springs0.0
J. Gomez1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 100-62, Y. Petit 8-5, L. Trivino 22-15, R. Buchter 5-3, B. Treinen 20-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 8-4, Y. Petit 0-2, L. Trivino 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 23, Y. Petit 3, L. Trivino 5, R. Buchter, B. Treinen 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Smyly 93-54, J. Chavez 26-15, S. Kelley 21-12, C. Martin 15-10, J. Springs 9-6, J. Gomez 8-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Smyly 4-5, J. Chavez 3-0, S. Kelley 1-1, C. Martin 1-1, J. Springs 0-1, J. Gomez 2-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Smyly 20, J. Chavez 5, S. Kelley 4, C. Martin 4, J. Springs 2, J. Gomez 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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OAK10-8
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TEX6-7
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Semien SS41100112.319.385.522.9061.5
M. Canha 1B21000120.200.429.440.8691.0
b- K. Morales PH-1B20000011.231.333.308.641-0.5
M. Chapman 3B40120010.302.389.556.9442.5
K. Davis DH41121011.265.315.7061.0216.5
C. Pinder LF41000001.308.327.558.8851.0
S. Piscotty RF41210010.235.316.397.7134.5
J. Profar 2B41210011.197.229.348.5774.5
R. Laureano CF41211001.258.281.419.7017.0
J. Phegley C41210010.333.351.639.9903.5
Total3681182297-----
  • b-lined out for Canha in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Choo DH51300021.317.404.512.9163.0
L. Forsythe 2B42110012.269.345.385.7294.5
E. Andrus SS41231010.389.400.556.95610.5
N. Mazara RF40110021.231.318.462.7802.0
J. Gallo LF40000032.171.333.488.821-1.5
A. Cabrera 3B31111111.190.255.500.7556.5
I. Kiner-Falefa C40000012.273.407.318.726-0.5
P. Wisdom 1B40100010.182.182.182.3640.5
D. DeShields CF31100000.171.341.257.5982.0
a- H. Pence PH10000001.333.391.476.8670.0
Total366106211210-----
  • a-popped out for DeShields in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Piscotty (5), J. Profar (2)
  • HR - K. Davis (10), R. Laureano (3)
  • RBI - M. Chapman 2 (11), K. Davis 2 (19), S. Piscotty (10), J. Profar (9), R. Laureano (8), J. Phegley (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Piscotty (5), J. Profar (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Morales (2), J. Profar (3), R. Laureano (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Choo (6), L. Forsythe (3), N. Mazara
  • HR - E. Andrus (2), A. Cabrera (4)
  • RBI - L. Forsythe (3), E. Andrus 3 (10), N. Mazara (9), A. Cabrera (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Choo (4), A. Cabrera (7), I. Kiner-Falefa
BASERUNNING
  • CS - M. Semien
BASERUNNING
  • SB - E. Andrus (3)
  • CS - S. Choo
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Fiers5.07661627.061.574.0
Y. Petit1.00000002.450.553.0
L. Trivino (W, 1-0)1.12000201.640.649.0
R. Buchter (H, 2)0.10000105.402.000.5
B. Treinen (S, 5)1.11000300.871.0610.5
Total9.010661122---
PITCHERSIP
M. Fiers5.0
Y. Petit1.0
L. Trivino (W, 1-0)1.1
R. Buchter (H, 2)0.1
B. Treinen (S, 5)1.1
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Smyly5.04442507.151.857.5
J. Chavez (H, 2)1.021101011.372.210.5
S. Kelley (BS, 1)1.01110112.570.861.5
C. Martin (L, 0-1)1.01110215.401.60-3.0
J. Springs0.02110002.571.57-3.0
J. Gomez1.01000004.912.182.0
Total9.01188292---
PITCHERSIP
D. Smyly5.0
J. Chavez (H, 2)1.0
S. Kelley (BS, 1)1.0
C. Martin (L, 0-1)1.0
J. Springs0.0
J. Gomez1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 100-62, Y. Petit 8-5, L. Trivino 22-15, R. Buchter 5-3, B. Treinen 20-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 8-4, Y. Petit 0-2, L. Trivino 2-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 23, Y. Petit 3, L. Trivino 5, R. Buchter, B. Treinen 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Smyly 93-54, J. Chavez 26-15, S. Kelley 21-12, C. Martin 15-10, J. Springs 9-6, J. Gomez 8-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Smyly 4-5, J. Chavez 3-0, S. Kelley 1-1, C. Martin 1-1, J. Springs 0-1, J. Gomez 2-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Smyly 20, J. Chavez 5, S. Kelley 4, C. Martin 4, J. Springs 2, J. Gomez 3
  • 9TH INNING
    Phegley singled to center, Profar scored, Laureano to second86
  • 8TH INNING
    Davis homered to center76
  • 7TH INNING
    Laureano homered to right center66
  • 6TH INNING
    Piscotty doubled to deep right center, Pinder scored56
    Davis reached on fielder's choice to third, Canha scored, Chapman out at third46
    Chapman singled to right, Phegley and Semien scored, Canha to third36
  • 5TH INNING
    Andrus homered to right center, DeShields and Forsythe scored16
  • 4TH INNING
    Cabrera homered to right center13
  • 2ND INNING
    Profar doubled to deep left, Piscotty scored12
  • 1ST INNING
    Mazara grounded out to shortstop, Forsythe scored, Andrus to third02
    Forsythe doubled to deep right, Choo scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jeffrey Springs relieved Chris Martin
    • J. Profar: Strike looking, Profar singled to right
    • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Laureano singled to left, Profar to second
    • Jeanmar Gomez relieved Jeffrey Springs
    • J. Phegley: Foul, Foul, Foul, Phegley singled to center, Profar scored, Laureano to second
    • M. Semien: Semien grounded out to second, Laureano to third, Phegley out at second
    • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Morales lined out to center
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Treinen Pitching:
    • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Kiner-Falefa struck out swinging
    • P. Wisdom: Wisdom reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • Hunter Pence hit for Delino DeShields
    • H. Pence: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pence popped out to second
    • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Wisdom to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Strike looking, Choo struck out looking
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Chris Martin relieved Shawn Kelley
    • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
    • K. Davis: Davis homered to center
    • C. Pinder: Strike looking, Pinder grounded out to first
    • S. Piscotty: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Trivino Pitching:
    • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
    • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mazara doubled to deep left
    • Ryan Buchter relieved Lou Trivino
    • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
    • Blake Treinen relieved Ryan Buchter
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Shawn Kelley relieved Jesse Chavez
    • R. Laureano: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Laureano homered to right center
    • J. Phegley: Ball, Strike swinging, Phegley flied out to left
    • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Semien grounded out to shortstop
    • Kendrys Morales hit for Mark Canha
    • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Lou Trivino relieved Yusmeiro Petit
    • D. DeShields: Strike swinging, Foul, DeShields flied out to center
    • S. Choo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Choo singled to left
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Choo caught stealing second, catcher to second, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Forsythe struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • D. Smyly Pitching:
    • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Phegley singled to left
    • M. Semien: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Semien walked, Phegley to second
    • M. Canha: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Canha walked, Phegley to third, Semien to second
    • Jesse Chavez relieved Drew Smyly
    • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Chapman singled to right, Phegley and Semien scored, Canha to third
    • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis reached on fielder's choice to third, Canha scored, Chapman out at third
    • C. Pinder: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pinder reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Davis out at second
    • S. Piscotty: Ball, Piscotty doubled to deep right center, Pinder scored
    • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Profar struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Mike Fiers
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cabrera popped out to third
    • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Kiner-Falefa flied out to left
    • P. Wisdom: Wisdom flied out to deep center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Smyly Pitching:
    • S. Piscotty: Ball, Strike looking, Piscotty flied out to deep center
    • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Profar grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Laureano flied out to shallow left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fiers Pitching:
    • D. DeShields: Foul, DeShields singled to left
    • S. Choo: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Choo reached on bunt single to pitcher, DeShields to second
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Forsythe reached on fielder's choice to third, DeShields to third, Choo out at second
    • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Andrus homered to right center, DeShields and Forsythe scored
    • N. Mazara: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
    • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Smyly Pitching:
    • M. Chapman: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Chapman lined out to center
    • K. Davis: Davis grounded out to third
    • C. Pinder: Pinder grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fiers Pitching:
    • J. Gallo: Ball, Gallo grounded out to second
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cabrera homered to right center
    • I. Kiner-Falefa: Foul, Ball, Kiner-Falefa fouled out to right
    • P. Wisdom: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Wisdom lined out to left
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Smyly Pitching:
    • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Phegley struck out swinging
    • M. Semien: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien singled to left
    • M. Canha: Ball, Strike looking, Semien picked off at second, pitcher to first to shortstop, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Canha struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fiers Pitching:
    • L. Forsythe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Forsythe grounded out to third
    • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Andrus lined out to center
    • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Mazara struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Smyly Pitching:
    • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • C. Pinder: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pinder flied out to deep center
    • S. Piscotty: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Piscotty singled to center
    • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Profar doubled to deep left, Piscotty scored
    • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Laureano flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fiers Pitching:
    • P. Wisdom: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wisdom struck out swinging
    • D. DeShields: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, DeShields flied out to center
    • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Smyly Pitching:
    • M. Semien: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
    • M. Canha: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Canha struck out swinging
    • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Chapman flied out to left
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fiers Pitching:
    • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Choo doubled to right
    • L. Forsythe: Foul, Ball, Forsythe doubled to deep right, Choo scored
    • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus singled to center, Forsythe to third
    • N. Mazara: Foul, Ball, Andrus stole second, Ball, Mazara grounded out to shortstop, Forsythe scored, Andrus to third
    • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cabrera walked
    • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Kiner-Falefa grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)