Semien's second homer gives Athletics 5-3 win over Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) With a doubleheader set for Saturday, Athletics manager Bob Melvin is trying to find spots to rest his regulars.

He was glad he left Marcus Semien in the lineup Friday night.

Semien hit his second homer of the game in the ninth inning, a two-run, tiebreaking shot that lifted the A's over the Texas Rangers 5-3 to open the four-game series.

''There isn't a game he's not ready for,'' Melvin said of Semien, who matched career highs with two homers and four hits. ''He's energized every day, and he rubs off on a lot of our guys in the way he goes about his business.''

''Just tried to get in good counts, do your homework and I got pitches that I was looking for,'' Semien said.

Semien drove a 3-2 pitch from Jose Leclerc (1-2) just beyond the right field wall after Jurickson Profar sliced a double inches fair down the left field line. Semien also homered in the fifth inning.

The A's won for the third time in four games after arriving in Texas from California at 6 a.m. Friday.

''They got away with that one,'' said Rangers center fielder Delino DeShields, who went 3 for 4. ''You have to have a short-term memory and come back and get two tomorrow.''

Yusmeiro Petit (1-1) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings before Blake Treinen earned his 13th save by getting Elvis Andrus to hit into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded.

''Leclerc - unlucky cue ball right down the line,'' Texas manager Chris Woodward said. ''Obviously the last pitch to Semien he probably wants back, but that whole inning changes if that ball's not fair on Profar.''

Lance Lynn limited the A's to two runs and six hits in six innings for his sixth straight quality start. Lynn struck out eight and walked one.

Brett Anderson cruised through five shutout innings on 58 pitches and three hits before Texas tagged him for three runs, the last being Hunter Pence's homer into the Oakland bullpen in left-center. Anderson left with the bases loaded in the seventh before Petit retired the inning's final two batters.

''Houdini act,'' Melvin of Petit's seventh inning performance.

The Rangers were 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position while the A's were 3 for 13.

INFIELD ADVENTURE

Anderson bobbled a toss from 1B Matt Olson that allowed Pence to reach base, Nomar Mazara to advance to second and Logan Forsythe to third in the fourth inning. But Forsythe then broke for the plate, slipped a third of the way down the line and was tagged out in a rundown.

SHORT HOPS

Oakland is 5-1 this season against Texas, which has lost its openers to the Kansas City Royals, the Baltimore Orioles and the A's during a season-long 11-game homestand. ... Rangers RHP Jesse Chavez pitched a scoreless eighth inning to run his string of scoreless innings to 21 2/3, the longest active streak in the major leagues. ... DeShields is 10 for 18 with three multihit games since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Sunday. ... Semien went into play leading major league shortstops with a .992 fielding percentage and committed his third error of the season.

PREGAME MOVES

With C Isiah Kiner-Falefa placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a right middle-finger sprain, the Rangers acquired C Tim Federowicz from the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later or cash considerations and then selected his contract from Nashville. Federowicz had spent the entire season at Triple-A Columbus.

TRAINER'S ROOM

A's: RHP Marco Estrada (back) will throw from 75 feet Saturday.

Rangers: DH-OF Shin-Soo Choo (left wrist) sat out a second straight game after being hit during Wednesday night's game. ... First base coach Hector Ortiz (illness) was replaced by Jayce Tingler.

UP NEXT

A's: RHP Paul Blackburn will be called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to make his first appearance this season in the opener of Saturday's day-night doubleheader that will make up an April 13 rainout. RHP Chris Barritt (3-1, 3.42) will start the second game.

Rangers: Texas will retire Adrian Beltre's No. 29 before the nightcap, which will be started by RHP Adrian Sampson (4-3, 4.14). For the opener, LHP Joe Palumbo, 24, will be called up from Double-A Frisco and make his major league debut.

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  • W: Y. Petit (1-1)L: J. Leclerc (1-2)S: B. Treinen (13)
  • HR: OAK - M. Semien 2 (9), TEX - H. Pence (13)
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M. Chapman 3B40000132.264.348.529.877-0.5
M. Olson 1B40210012.231.325.481.8073.5
K. Davis DH40000032.242.310.462.772-1.5
S. Piscotty RF40000022.261.325.420.745-1.0
R. Grossman LF40100001.247.333.391.7241.0
M. Canha CF41200010.247.383.557.9402.5
R. Laureano CF00000000.259.307.424.7310.0
J. Profar 2B41100003.208.273.380.6533.0
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B. Anderson P0000-000.667.667.667.000-
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B. Treinen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. DeShields CF41300100.245.370.330.7004.0
    L. Forsythe 1B40000135.291.398.459.857-0.5
    E. Andrus SS51210017.302.342.458.8005.5
    N. Mazara RF40210001.265.319.438.7583.0
    H. Pence DH41111003.287.339.593.9326.0
    A. Cabrera 3B40000013.246.329.439.767-0.5
    D. Santana LF40000011.282.324.450.774-0.5
    R. Odor 2B40100000.165.226.318.5441.0
    J. Mathis C20000110.146.217.198.4150.5
    a- R. Guzman PH10100000.224.294.486.7801.0
    L. Lynn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    S. Miller P0000-000.000.500.000.000-
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    • a-singled for Mathis in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Olson (6), J. Profar (9)
    • HR - M. Semien 2 (9)
    • RBI - M. Semien 4 (32), M. Olson (14)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Semien 3 (20)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Semien 2 (2), M. Olson 2 (2), S. Piscotty, R. Grossman
    BATTING
    • 3B - E. Andrus (2)
    • HR - H. Pence (13)
    • RBI - E. Andrus (32), N. Mazara (32), H. Pence (41)
    • 2-Out RBI - H. Pence (14)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Andrus 3 (3), N. Mazara, A. Cabrera 2 (2), D. Santana
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - D. DeShields (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Chapman-Profar-Olson)
    • E - B. Anderson, M. Semien (3)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - D. Santana
    • E - E. Andrus (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Anderson6.18331513.981.3811.5
    Y. Petit (W, 1-1)1.21000202.450.8210.0
    B. Treinen (S, 13)1.01002003.161.407.0
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Anderson6.1
    Y. Petit (W, 1-1)1.2
    B. Treinen (S, 13)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Lynn6.06221814.391.3416.0
    S. Miller (BS, 1)1.02100109.002.001.5
    J. Chavez1.00000003.501.283.0
    J. Leclerc (L, 1-2)1.02220115.001.30-5.5
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Lynn6.0
    S. Miller (BS, 1)1.0
    J. Chavez1.0
    J. Leclerc (L, 1-2)1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - Y. Petit
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 92-67, Y. Petit 20-12, B. Treinen 25-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 11-3, B. Treinen 1-1
    • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 28, Y. Petit 6, B. Treinen 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 104-62, S. Miller 24-17, J. Chavez 10-7, J. Leclerc 22-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 5-4, S. Miller 2-1, J. Chavez 1-2
    • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 24, S. Miller 6, J. Chavez 3, J. Leclerc 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Semien SS53442002.270.356.430.78617.0
    M. Chapman 3B40000132.264.348.529.877-0.5
    M. Olson 1B40210012.231.325.481.8073.5
    K. Davis DH40000032.242.310.462.772-1.5
    S. Piscotty RF40000022.261.325.420.745-1.0
    R. Grossman LF40100001.247.333.391.7241.0
    M. Canha CF41200010.247.383.557.9402.5
    R. Laureano CF00000000.259.307.424.7310.0
    J. Profar 2B41100003.208.273.380.6533.0
    J. Phegley C40000004.257.296.466.7620.0
    B. Anderson P0000-000.667.667.667.000-
    Y. Petit P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    B. Treinen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. DeShields CF41300100.245.370.330.7004.0
      L. Forsythe 1B40000135.291.398.459.857-0.5
      E. Andrus SS51210017.302.342.458.8005.5
      N. Mazara RF40210001.265.319.438.7583.0
      H. Pence DH41111003.287.339.593.9326.0
      A. Cabrera 3B40000013.246.329.439.767-0.5
      D. Santana LF40000011.282.324.450.774-0.5
      R. Odor 2B40100000.165.226.318.5441.0
      J. Mathis C20000110.146.217.198.4150.5
      a- R. Guzman PH10100000.224.294.486.7801.0
      L. Lynn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      S. Miller P0000-000.000.500.000.000-
      J. Chavez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      J. Leclerc P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      • a-singled for Mathis in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Olson (6), J. Profar (9)
      • HR - M. Semien 2 (9)
      • RBI - M. Semien 4 (32), M. Olson (14)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Semien 3 (20)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Semien 2 (2), M. Olson 2 (2), S. Piscotty, R. Grossman
      BATTING
      • 3B - E. Andrus (2)
      • HR - H. Pence (13)
      • RBI - E. Andrus (32), N. Mazara (32), H. Pence (41)
      • 2-Out RBI - H. Pence (14)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Andrus 3 (3), N. Mazara, A. Cabrera 2 (2), D. Santana
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - D. DeShields (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Chapman-Profar-Olson)
      • E - B. Anderson, M. Semien (3)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - D. Santana
      • E - E. Andrus (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Anderson6.18331513.981.3811.5
      Y. Petit (W, 1-1)1.21000202.450.8210.0
      B. Treinen (S, 13)1.01002003.161.407.0
      Total9.01033371---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Anderson6.1
      Y. Petit (W, 1-1)1.2
      B. Treinen (S, 13)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Lynn6.06221814.391.3416.0
      S. Miller (BS, 1)1.02100109.002.001.5
      J. Chavez1.00000003.501.283.0
      J. Leclerc (L, 1-2)1.02220115.001.30-5.5
      Total9.010541102---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Lynn6.0
      S. Miller (BS, 1)1.0
      J. Chavez1.0
      J. Leclerc (L, 1-2)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - Y. Petit
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 92-67, Y. Petit 20-12, B. Treinen 25-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 11-3, B. Treinen 1-1
      • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 28, Y. Petit 6, B. Treinen 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 104-62, S. Miller 24-17, J. Chavez 10-7, J. Leclerc 22-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 5-4, S. Miller 2-1, J. Chavez 1-2
      • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 24, S. Miller 6, J. Chavez 3, J. Leclerc 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Semien homered to right, Profar scored53
      • 7TH INNING
        Grossman singled to right, Canha scored, Phegley to second33
      • 6TH INNING
        Pence homered to left center23
        Mazara grounded out to first, Andrus scored22
        Andrus tripled to deep right, DeShields scored21
      • 5TH INNING
        Semien homered to left20
      • 1ST INNING
        Olson singled to left center, Semien scored, Chapman out at third10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Jose Leclerc relieved Jesse Chavez
        • M. Canha: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Canha struck out looking
        • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Profar doubled to shallow left
        • J. Phegley: Strike swinging, Phegley flied out to center
        • M. Semien: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Semien homered to right, Profar scored
        • M. Chapman: Foul, Ball, Chapman popped out to first
        • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ramon Laureano in center field
        • Blake Treinen relieved Yusmeiro Petit
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Odor flied out to deep center
        • Ronald Guzman hit for Jeff Mathis
        • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Ball, Guzman singled to right
        • D. DeShields: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, DeShields walked, Guzman to second
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked, Guzman to third, DeShields to second
        • El. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Andrus grounded into double play third to second to first, Forsythe out at second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Jesse Chavez relieved Shelby Miller
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Davis lined out to left
        • S. Piscotty: Piscotty lined out to right
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grossman grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Y. Petit Pitching:
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Mazara singled to right
        • H. Pence: Ball, Mazara to second on wild pitch, Pence flied out to left
        • A. Cabrera: Cabrera flied out to center
        • D. Santana: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Shelby Miller relieved Lance Lynn
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Canha singled to left
        • J. Profar: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Profar grounded out to second, Canha to second
        • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Phegley safe at first on shortstop Andrus fielding error, Canha to third
        • M. Semien: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Grossman singled to right, Canha scored, Phegley to second
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Olson flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • D. Santana: Ball, Foul, Profar grounded out to third
        • R. Odor: Ball, Odor singled to center
        • J. Mathis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Profar walked, Odor to second
        • D. DeShields: DeShields reached on bunt single to pitcher, Odor to third, Mathis to second
        • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Brett Anderson
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Forsythe struck out on foul tip
        • El. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Andrus flied out to left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Olson doubled to left
        • K. Davis: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • R. Grossman: Grossman popped out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Strike swinging, DeShields singled to right
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Forsythe struck out looking
        • El. Andrus: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Andrus tripled to deep right, DeShields scored
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Foul, Mazara grounded out to first, Andrus scored
        • H. Pence: Foul, Pence homered to left center
        • A. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • J. Profar: Strike looking, Profar grounded out to second
        • J. Phegley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Phegley lined out to right
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Semien homered to left
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • D. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Santana grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Odor grounded out to first
        • J. Mathis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Mathis grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 2 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grossman grounded out to second
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Canha popped out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Forsythe safe at first on shortstop Semien fielding error
        • El. Andrus: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Mazara singled to left, Forsythe to second
        • H. Pence: Strike swinging, Foul, Pence safe at first on Anderson fielding error, Forsythe out at home, Mazara to second
        • A. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera popped out to first
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 2 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Olson struck out looking
        • K. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • R. Odor: Ball, Odor grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Mathis struck out looking
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, DeShields flied out to deep center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Grossman singled to center
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Canha singled to center, Grossman to second
        • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Profar popped out to second
        • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Phegley reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Grossman out at third, Canha to second
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Semien grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • H. Pence: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pence grounded out to second
        • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
        • D. Santana: Strike looking, Santana popped out to first
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Semien singled to right
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Chapman walked, Semien to second
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Olson singled to left center, Semien scored, Chapman out at third
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Piscotty reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Olson out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, DeShields reached on an infield single to second
        • L. Forsythe: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Forsythe struck out looking
        • El. Andrus: Strike looking, DeShields caught stealing second, catcher to second, Andrus singled to right
        • N. Mazara: Mazara grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)