Santana keys 8th-inning rally, Rangers stun A's 8-7

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Danny Santana packed a lot into his first major league game of the season despite entering in the eighth inning.

Santana had a two-run, pinch-hit triple and scored the go-ahead run during a four-run inning, lifting the Texas Rangers over the Oakland Athletics 8-7 Sunday.

Santana tripled into the gap in right-center to tie it at 7, then scored on Delino DeShields' bunt single two batters later. Santana, in his sixth major league season, was called up from Triple-A on Saturday to replace Rougned Odor, who was placed on the 10-day injured list.

Jeffrey Springs (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth, and Jose Leclerc struck out three in the ninth for his third save as Texas rallied from a five-run deficit.

''We always have that dog in us,'' DeShields said. ''A lot of times we don't know how, who's going to come up clutch.''

Joakim Soria (0-2) got one out in the eighth and was charged with four runs as Oakland had a four-game winning streak snapped.

''They just made (Soria) throw the ball over the plate, and he got some balls up and got some good swings on them,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said.

With DeShields up and two out, Santana was told by third base coach Tony Beasley that DeShields might bunt.

''I looked down at Beasley and just kind of said, `Hey, make sure Santana's aware that he might bunt here,' because why not?'' Rangers manager Chris Woodward said. ''(A's third baseman Matt) Chapman's playing pretty deep.''

''They weren't respecting (the bunt) in my opinion,'' said DeShields, who beat out catcher Josh Phegley's throw to first base.

''He just put it in the one place where our catcher had to go get it,'' Melvin said. ''It was the perfect bunt.''

Elvis Andrus was a double shy of the cycle for his ninth multihit game this season. Andrus also had his club-record fifth steal of home plate, coming on a pickoff throw to first base by starter Brett Anderson, who allowed three runs in six innings.

Texas starter Adrian Sampson allowed seven runs in four innings during his first start of the season after getting an extra day of rest following Saturday's rainout. Sampson moved into the rotation to replace Edinson Volquez, who's on the 60-day injured list with a right elbow sprain.

Stephen Piscotty and Chapman hit solo homers for the A's, who hit multiple homers for a club-record seventh straight game. They have 36 homers and went into Sunday second in the majors to the Seattle Mariners with 38.

JUST A BIT SHORT

Khris Davis leads the major leagues this season with 10 home runs and has homered 16 times in 116 at-bats at Globe Life Park. He nearly homered for the fourth straight game when his first-inning opposite-field double came about a foot short of clearing the fence.

''The wind was a little funky early in the game there and kind of blew it down,'' Melvin said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: LHP Sean Manaea (February shoulder surgery) is throwing out to 120 feet.

Rangers: LHP Mason Englert, the team's fourth-round pick in last June's amateur draft, had Tommy John surgery Friday. Englert was drafted out of Forney High School, about 40 miles from the Rangers' home ballpark.

UP NEXT

Athletics: RHP Marco Estrada (0-1, 4.87 ERA) will start Tuesday at home against Houston. Estrada allowed six runs in his previous outing after giving up six runs total in his previous three starts.

Rangers: RHP Shelby Miller (0-1, 9.53 ERA) was also pushed back a day after Saturday's rainout and will start the series opener at home against the Angels on Monday. Miller pitched 5 2/3 total innings in his previous two starts. He's working on seven days of rest, allowing four runs in two innings last Sunday in a 7-2 loss to the Angels.

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123456789RHE
OAK10-9
1114000007102
TEX7-7
20001014X880
  • W: J. Springs (2-0)L: J. Soria (0-2)S: J. Leclerc (3)
  • HR: OAK - S. Piscotty (3), M. Chapman (5), TEX - E. Andrus (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Grossman LF41210120.265.333.367.7014.0
M. Semien SS51320012.338.398.541.9386.5
M. Chapman 3B51111014.294.377.574.9505.5
K. Davis DH40110010.264.312.6941.0062.5
K. Morales 1B30000001.214.327.286.6121.0
S. Piscotty RF41111001.236.313.431.7436.0
J. Profar 2B21000201.191.243.338.5815.0
R. Laureano CF41100021.258.279.409.6891.0
J. Phegley C41110030.325.341.600.9411.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. DeShields CF52210010.200.347.300.6479.5
    E. Andrus SS42321101.414.433.6551.08915.0
    H. Pence DH40010002.280.333.400.7331.0
    N. Mazara RF30100001.238.333.452.7862.0
    L. Forsythe 2B-1B31000113.241.333.345.6781.5
    S. Choo LF21000101.302.412.488.9003.0
    A. Cabrera 3B41110003.196.255.478.7333.0
    P. Wisdom 1B30000021.143.143.143.286-1.0
    a- D. Santana PH-2B111200001.0001.0003.0004.0006.0
    J. Mathis C40000002.125.160.250.4100.0
    • a-tripled for Wisdom in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Semien (6), K. Davis
    • HR - M. Chapman (5), S. Piscotty (3)
    • RBI - R. Grossman (5), M. Semien 2 (10), M. Chapman (12), K. Davis (20), S. Piscotty (11), J. Phegley (9)
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Grossman (4), M. Semien 2 (5), M. Chapman (3), K. Davis (5), J. Phegley (3)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Chapman (7), K. Morales (3), R. Laureano (4)
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. DeShields
    • 3B - E. Andrus, D. Santana
    • HR - E. Andrus (3)
    • RBI - D. DeShields (6), E. Andrus 2 (12), H. Pence (3), A. Cabrera (9), D. Santana 2 (2)
    • 2-Out RBI - D. DeShields (6), E. Andrus (2)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Cabrera (8), J. Mathis (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Profar (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - D. DeShields 2 (5), E. Andrus (4)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - R. Laureano (5)
    • E - M. Chapman 2 (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Anderson6.02322302.631.2116.5
    J. Wendelken1.01110113.650.811.5
    J. Soria (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.134410011.052.18-13.0
    Y. Petit0.22000002.250.75-2.0
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Anderson6.0
    J. Wendelken1.0
    J. Soria (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.1
    Y. Petit0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Sampson4.08772425.931.61-3.0
    J. Chavez1.00000009.821.913.0
    J. Gomez2.01000303.181.596.5
    J. Springs (W, 2-0)1.00001002.251.509.0
    J. Leclerc (S, 3)1.01000306.001.3310.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Sampson4.0
    J. Chavez1.0
    J. Gomez2.0
    J. Springs (W, 2-0)1.0
    J. Leclerc (S, 3)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 93-59, J. Wendelken 22-14, J. Soria 19-11, Y. Petit 9-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 12-1, J. Wendelken 0-1, J. Soria 2-0, Y. Petit 1-0
    • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 26, J. Wendelken 4, J. Soria 5, Y. Petit 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sampson 78-48, J. Chavez 20-13, J. Gomez 27-19, J. Springs 23-12, J. Leclerc 20-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sampson 4-5, J. Chavez 1-0, J. Gomez 2-0, J. Springs 2-1
    • Batters Faced - A. Sampson 21, J. Chavez 4, J. Gomez 6, J. Springs 4, J. Leclerc 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
    123456789RHE
    OAK10-9
    1114000007102
    TEX7-7
    20001014X880
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    R. Grossman LF41210120.265.333.367.7014.0
    M. Semien SS51320012.338.398.541.9386.5
    M. Chapman 3B51111014.294.377.574.9505.5
    K. Davis DH40110010.264.312.6941.0062.5
    K. Morales 1B30000001.214.327.286.6121.0
    S. Piscotty RF41111001.236.313.431.7436.0
    J. Profar 2B21000201.191.243.338.5815.0
    R. Laureano CF41100021.258.279.409.6891.0
    J. Phegley C41110030.325.341.600.9411.5
    Total357107231010-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. DeShields CF52210010.200.347.300.6479.5
      E. Andrus SS42321101.414.433.6551.08915.0
      H. Pence DH40010002.280.333.400.7331.0
      N. Mazara RF30100001.238.333.452.7862.0
      L. Forsythe 2B-1B31000113.241.333.345.6781.5
      S. Choo LF21000101.302.412.488.9003.0
      A. Cabrera 3B41110003.196.255.478.7333.0
      P. Wisdom 1B30000021.143.143.143.286-1.0
      a- D. Santana PH-2B111200001.0001.0003.0004.0006.0
      J. Mathis C40000002.125.160.250.4100.0
      Total3388713414-----
      HITTERSAB
      D. DeShields CF5
      E. Andrus SS4
      H. Pence DH4
      N. Mazara RF3
      L. Forsythe 2B-1B3
      S. Choo LF2
      A. Cabrera 3B4
      P. Wisdom 1B3
      a- D. Santana PH-2B1
      J. Mathis C4
      Total33
      • a-tripled for Wisdom in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Semien (6), K. Davis
      • HR - M. Chapman (5), S. Piscotty (3)
      • RBI - R. Grossman (5), M. Semien 2 (10), M. Chapman (12), K. Davis (20), S. Piscotty (11), J. Phegley (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Grossman (4), M. Semien 2 (5), M. Chapman (3), K. Davis (5), J. Phegley (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Chapman (7), K. Morales (3), R. Laureano (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. DeShields
      • 3B - E. Andrus, D. Santana
      • HR - E. Andrus (3)
      • RBI - D. DeShields (6), E. Andrus 2 (12), H. Pence (3), A. Cabrera (9), D. Santana 2 (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. DeShields (6), E. Andrus (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Cabrera (8), J. Mathis (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Profar (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - D. DeShields 2 (5), E. Andrus (4)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - R. Laureano (5)
      • E - M. Chapman 2 (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Anderson6.02322302.631.2116.5
      J. Wendelken1.01110113.650.811.5
      J. Soria (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.134410011.052.18-13.0
      Y. Petit0.22000002.250.75-2.0
      Total8.0887341---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Anderson6.0
      J. Wendelken1.0
      J. Soria (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.1
      Y. Petit0.2
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Sampson4.08772425.931.61-3.0
      J. Chavez1.00000009.821.913.0
      J. Gomez2.01000303.181.596.5
      J. Springs (W, 2-0)1.00001002.251.509.0
      J. Leclerc (S, 3)1.01000306.001.3310.5
      Total9.010773102---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Sampson4.0
      J. Chavez1.0
      J. Gomez2.0
      J. Springs (W, 2-0)1.0
      J. Leclerc (S, 3)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 93-59, J. Wendelken 22-14, J. Soria 19-11, Y. Petit 9-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 12-1, J. Wendelken 0-1, J. Soria 2-0, Y. Petit 1-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 26, J. Wendelken 4, J. Soria 5, Y. Petit 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Sampson 78-48, J. Chavez 20-13, J. Gomez 27-19, J. Springs 23-12, J. Leclerc 20-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Sampson 4-5, J. Chavez 1-0, J. Gomez 2-0, J. Springs 2-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Sampson 21, J. Chavez 4, J. Gomez 6, J. Springs 4, J. Leclerc 4
      • 8TH INNING
        DeShields reached on bunt single to pitcher, Santana scored78
        Santana tripled to right center, Choo and Cabrera scored77
        Cabrera singled to right, Forsythe scored, Choo to third75
      • 7TH INNING
        Andrus homered to left74
      • 5TH INNING
        Pence grounded out to third, DeShields scored73
      • 4TH INNING
        Semien doubled to deep center, Phegley and Grossman scored72
        Grossman singled to shallow right, Laureano scored, Phegley to second52
        Phegley singled to left, Profar scored, Laureano to third42
      • 3RD INNING
        Chapman homered to left center32
      • 2ND INNING
        Piscotty homered to left22
      • 1ST INNING
        Andrus stole home12
        Andrus tripled to center, DeShields scored11
        Davis doubled to deep right, Semien scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Jose Leclerc relieved Jeffrey Springs
        • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Phegley struck out looking
        • R. Grossman: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Grossman singled to right center
        • M. Semien: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Jeffrey Springs relieved Jeanmar Gomez
        • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Morales flied out to center
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Piscotty grounded out to third
        • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Profar walked
        • R. Laureano: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Profar stole second, Laureano grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Joakim Soria relieved J.B. Wendelken
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Mazara singled to shallow left
        • L. Forsythe: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Forsythe reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Mazara out at second
        • S. Choo: Ball, Forsythe to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Choo walked
        • A. Cabrera: Cabrera singled to right, Forsythe scored, Choo to third
        • Danny Santana hit for Patrick Wisdom
        • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Ball, Santana tripled to right center, Choo and Cabrera scored
        • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Joakim Soria
        • J. Mathis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Mathis fouled out to third
        • D. DeShields: Strike swinging, Ball, DeShields reached on bunt single to pitcher, Santana scored
        • E. Andrus: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Andrus singled to shallow center, DeShields out at third
        • End of the 8th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Gomez Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Ball, Strike looking, Semien singled to center
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Chapman grounded out to shortstop, Semien out at second
        • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Davis fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J.B. Wendelken relieved Brett Anderson
        • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Mathis popped out to second
        • D. DeShields: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Andrus homered to left
        • H. Pence: Ball, Ball, Pence fouled out to third
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Jeanmar Gomez relieved Jesse Chavez
        • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Laureano struck out swinging
        • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Phegley struck out swinging
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Grossman struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Forsythe walked
        • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Choo reached on fielder's choice to second, Forsythe out at second
        • A. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cabrera flied out to center
        • P. Wisdom: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Wisdom struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Jesse Chavez relieved Adrian Sampson
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Davis grounded out to second
        • K. Morales: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Morales hit by pitch
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Piscotty lined out to center
        • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Profar lined out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • D. DeShields: Ball, Ball, DeShields doubled to deep center
        • E. Andrus: Andrus grounded out to shortstop
        • H. Pence: Ball, DeShields stole third, Pence grounded out to third, DeShields scored
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mazara grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. Sampson Pitching:
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Morales lined out to right
        • S. Piscotty: Piscotty grounded out to third
        • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Profar walked
        • R. Laureano: Ball, Ball, Laureano singled to right, Profar to second
        • J. Phegley: Foul, Phegley singled to left, Profar scored, Laureano to third
        • R. Grossman: Grossman singled to shallow right, Laureano scored, Phegley to second
        • M. Semien: Strike swinging, Semien doubled to deep center, Phegley and Grossman scored
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Chapman grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Choo grounded out to second
        • A. Cabrera: Cabrera lined out to left
        • P. Wisdom: Strike looking, Ball, Wisdom safe at first on 3rd baseman Chapman fielding error, Wisdom to second
        • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Ball, Mathis grounded out to third
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Sampson Pitching:
        • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grossman walked
        • M. Semien: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Semien grounded out to second, Grossman out at second
        • M. Chapman: Chapman homered to left center
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Andrus walked
        • H. Pence: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pence lined out to right
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Mazara lined out to center
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Forsythe struck out looking
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Sampson Pitching:
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Piscotty homered to left
        • J. Profar: Profar fouled out to third
        • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Laureano struck out swinging
        • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Phegley struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • P. Wisdom: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wisdom struck out swinging
        • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Mathis grounded out to second
        • D. DeShields: Foul, Ball, DeShields grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Sampson Pitching:
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Grossman struck out swinging
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Semien singled to shallow center
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Chapman flied out to center
        • K. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Davis doubled to deep right, Semien scored
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Morales fouled out to catcher
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, DeShields safe at first on 3rd baseman Chapman throwing error
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, DeShields stole second, Foul, Andrus tripled to center, DeShields scored
        • H. Pence: Ball, Pence grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Mazara hit by pitch
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Andrus stole home, Foul, Forsythe grounded out to third, Mazara to second
        • S. Choo: Foul, Ball, Ball, Choo hit by pitch
        • A. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera popped out to second
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)