Rangers double up A's 10-5 in 1st game of split doubleheader

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Tim Federowicz had an immediate impact in his debut for the Texas Rangers - both at the plate and behind it.

The newly acquired catcher homered in his first big league game this season and got two pitchers through their big league debuts as the Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 10-5 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday.

''That's always what we strive to do when we come up here. It was a good game,'' said Federowicz, who appeared in his 135th big league game, now with his sixth team since 2011.

''We knew the catching part. We knew the catch and throw and the command back there,'' manager Chris Woodward said. ''With the bat, we didn't know what we were going to get, but the three-run home run and another hit was fantastic and a walk in his first at-bat. I'm sure he'll sleep well tonight.''

Left-hander Joe Palumbo went four innings in his MLB debut after the 24-year-old right-hander drafted six years ago was recalled from Double-A Frisco.

Phillips Valdez finished it off with two scoreless innings after being added as the Rangers' 26th player for the doubleheader. The 27-year-old pitcher's first big league game came after 214 minor league appearances over 10 seasons.

Jeffrey Springs (4-1) allowed one run over three innings after Palumbo gave up four runs with four strikeouts and no walks.

Nomar Mazara also went deep for the Rangers, a two-run shot in the third inning after putting the Rangers ahead to stay with his sacrifice fly in the first.

Texas had a three-run first off Paul Blackburn (0-1), who was called up as Oakland's 26th player for the doubleheader after being in Triple-A Las Vegas all season. The right-hander gave up five runs in three innings.

Matt Olson and Josh Phegley homered for the A's. Phegley also had a two-run double, on the first pitch he faced in the fourth when taking over with a 2-2 count after catcher Nick Hundley left the game because of back spasms.

''A no-pressure at-bat,'' Phegley said. ''You haven't seen any pitches all day. You just try to lock it in the best you can for one pitch. I feel like kind of the lack of expectations there, I just felt relaxed and put a good swing on the ball.''

Federowicz was with Cleveland's Triple-A affiliate when he was acquired in a trade Friday and added to the Rangers roster after Isiah Kiner-Falefa was put on the 10-day injured list.

While Mazara hit his ninth homer of the season, Federowicz had his ninth career long ball and is still trying to get to know his new teammates.

''It's like spring training all over again, first day of spring training and learning everybody's faces,'' Federowicz said. ''I know I'm going to introduce myself a couple of times to the same people. But I'm sorry, that's part of it.''

LOT OF ACTION

The doubleheader was needed to make up for a game rained out on April 13. By the end of the series finale Sunday afternoon, the A's and Rangers will have played four games in a 48-hour span.

SHORT HOPS

Rangers SS Elvis Andrus had his first three-hit game since May 8 at Pittsburgh. ... Asdrubal Cabrera had a two-run single. He has 35 RBIs this season for the Rangers, 29 of them in home games. ... Phegley became the first A's reserve with two extra-base hits in five years.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: Manager Bob Melvin said Hundley will be put on the injured list. ''He's having a tough time right now,'' Melvin said. ''His first at-bat he felt some spasms on his swing and then obviously in that next at-bat I took him out of the game.'' Catcher Beau Taylor was on his way to join the A's from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Rangers: Shin-Soo Choo had a hard time swinging Friday, when he missed his second game in a row since being hit on his left hand by a pitch Wednesday. He felt better Saturday when he was hitting before the game, and convinced manager Chris Woodward to let him play. Choo struck out three times, but also walked twice and scored both times.

UP NEXT

The second game of the doubleheader on Saturday night, when the Rangers retire the No. 29 jersey that was worn by third baseman Adrian Beltre in a pregame ceremony.

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OAK32-33
000400100591
TEX34-29
30214000X10110
  • W: J. Springs (4-1)L: P. Blackburn (0-1)
  • HR: OAK - J. Phegley (8), M. Olson (8), TEX - T. Federowicz (1), N. Mazara (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Semien SS40200111.273.360.435.7953.5
M. Canha LF40100103.248.384.554.9383.0
M. Chapman 3B40000023.260.343.520.863-1.0
K. Davis DH41100011.242.309.457.7661.5
S. Piscotty RF40000001.255.320.412.7310.0
M. Olson 1B41121000.232.323.500.8237.0
C. Pinder 2B31100020.266.310.441.7502.0
R. Laureano CF41100011.259.306.421.7281.5
N. Hundley C10000000.200.233.357.5900.0
a- J. Phegley PH-C21231100.267.309.500.80911.0
P. Blackburn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Dull P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Brooks P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-doubled for Hundley in the 4th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Choo DH32000232.291.381.532.9132.5
D. DeShields CF30100101.248.374.330.7042.0
E. Andrus SS52310004.309.348.470.81812.0
N. Mazara RF41231002.269.321.457.77810.0
H. Pence LF41000022.281.335.579.9143.0
A. Cabrera 3B41220111.251.335.440.7755.5
R. Odor 2B41100122.167.231.317.5472.0
R. Guzman 1B41000003.216.285.468.7531.0
T. Federowicz C31231112.667.7501.6672.4179.5
J. Palumbo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Springs P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Valdez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Semien (13), M. Canha (4), J. Phegley (11)
    • HR - M. Olson (8), J. Phegley (8)
    • RBI - M. Olson 2 (16), J. Phegley 3 (37)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Olson 2 (8), J. Phegley 2 (13)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Semien, M. Canha 3 (3), K. Davis
    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Andrus 2 (13), N. Mazara (13)
    • HR - N. Mazara (9), T. Federowicz
    • SF - N. Mazara (2)
    • SH - D. DeShields (3)
    • RBI - E. Andrus (33), N. Mazara 3 (35), A. Cabrera 2 (35), T. Federowicz 3 (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Cabrera 2 (14)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. DeShields, E. Andrus 2 (2), N. Mazara, H. Pence, R. Odor 2 (2), T. Federowicz 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - E. Andrus 2 (13), H. Pence (3)
    FIELDING
    • E - M. Olson (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Andrus-Odor-Guzman; Cabrera-Odor-Guzman)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    P. Blackburn (L, 0-1)3.055534115.002.67-7.0
    R. Dull2.045421112.002.56-3.5
    A. Brooks3.02001405.361.398.0
    PITCHERSIP
    P. Blackburn (L, 0-1)3.0
    R. Dull2.0
    A. Brooks3.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Palumbo4.06440419.001.504.0
    J. Springs (W, 4-1)3.02111315.471.7013.5
    P. Valdez2.01002000.001.503.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Palumbo4.0
    J. Springs (W, 4-1)3.0
    P. Valdez2.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - A. Brooks
    • HBP - P. Blackburn
    • Pitches-Strikes - P. Blackburn 87-50, R. Dull 45-27, A. Brooks 56-38
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Blackburn 3-2, R. Dull 2-4, A. Brooks 2-3
    • Batters Faced - P. Blackburn 18, R. Dull 13, A. Brooks 12
    PITCHING
    • HBP - J. Palumbo
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Palumbo 66-43, J. Springs 39-22, P. Valdez 33-20
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Palumbo 3-5, J. Springs 2-3, P. Valdez 4-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Palumbo 19, J. Springs 11, P. Valdez 8
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    OAK32-33
    000400100591
    TEX34-29
    30214000X10110
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Semien SS40200111.273.360.435.7953.5
    M. Canha LF40100103.248.384.554.9383.0
    M. Chapman 3B40000023.260.343.520.863-1.0
    K. Davis DH41100011.242.309.457.7661.5
    S. Piscotty RF40000001.255.320.412.7310.0
    M. Olson 1B41121000.232.323.500.8237.0
    C. Pinder 2B31100020.266.310.441.7502.0
    R. Laureano CF41100011.259.306.421.7281.5
    N. Hundley C10000000.200.233.357.5900.0
    a- J. Phegley PH-C21231100.267.309.500.80911.0
    P. Blackburn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    R. Dull P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    A. Brooks P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    Total3459523710-----
    • a-doubled for Hundley in the 4th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo DH32000232.291.381.532.9132.5
    D. DeShields CF30100101.248.374.330.7042.0
    E. Andrus SS52310004.309.348.470.81812.0
    N. Mazara RF41231002.269.321.457.77810.0
    H. Pence LF41000022.281.335.579.9143.0
    A. Cabrera 3B41220111.251.335.440.7755.5
    R. Odor 2B41100122.167.231.317.5472.0
    R. Guzman 1B41000003.216.285.468.7531.0
    T. Federowicz C31231112.667.7501.6672.4179.5
    J. Palumbo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Springs P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    P. Valdez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    Total341011926919-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Semien (13), M. Canha (4), J. Phegley (11)
      • HR - M. Olson (8), J. Phegley (8)
      • RBI - M. Olson 2 (16), J. Phegley 3 (37)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Olson 2 (8), J. Phegley 2 (13)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Semien, M. Canha 3 (3), K. Davis
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Andrus 2 (13), N. Mazara (13)
      • HR - N. Mazara (9), T. Federowicz
      • SF - N. Mazara (2)
      • SH - D. DeShields (3)
      • RBI - E. Andrus (33), N. Mazara 3 (35), A. Cabrera 2 (35), T. Federowicz 3 (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Cabrera 2 (14)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. DeShields, E. Andrus 2 (2), N. Mazara, H. Pence, R. Odor 2 (2), T. Federowicz 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - E. Andrus 2 (13), H. Pence (3)
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Olson (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Andrus-Odor-Guzman; Cabrera-Odor-Guzman)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      P. Blackburn (L, 0-1)3.055534115.002.67-7.0
      R. Dull2.045421112.002.56-3.5
      A. Brooks3.02001405.361.398.0
      Total8.011109692---
      PITCHERSIP
      P. Blackburn (L, 0-1)3.0
      R. Dull2.0
      A. Brooks3.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Palumbo4.06440419.001.504.0
      J. Springs (W, 4-1)3.02111315.471.7013.5
      P. Valdez2.01002000.001.503.0
      Total9.0955372---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Palumbo4.0
      J. Springs (W, 4-1)3.0
      P. Valdez2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Brooks
      • HBP - P. Blackburn
      • Pitches-Strikes - P. Blackburn 87-50, R. Dull 45-27, A. Brooks 56-38
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Blackburn 3-2, R. Dull 2-4, A. Brooks 2-3
      • Batters Faced - P. Blackburn 18, R. Dull 13, A. Brooks 12
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Palumbo
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Palumbo 66-43, J. Springs 39-22, P. Valdez 33-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Palumbo 3-5, J. Springs 2-3, P. Valdez 4-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Palumbo 19, J. Springs 11, P. Valdez 8
      • 7TH INNING
        Phegley homered to left510
      • 5TH INNING
        Federowicz homered to left center, Odor and Guzman scored410
        Guzman reached on fielder's choice to first, Cabrera scored, Odor to third on 1st baseman Olson throwing error47
      • 4TH INNING
        Andrus doubled to left, Choo scored46
        Phegley doubled to left, Pinder and Laureano scored45
        Cabrera homered to right center, Davis scored25
      • 3RD INNING
        Mazara homered to center, Andrus scored05
      • 1ST INNING
        Cabrera singled to left, Andrus and Pence scored03
        Mazara hit sacrifice fly to left, Choo scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • P. Valdez Pitching:
        • C. Pinder: Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera singled to center
        • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Ball, Laureano grounded into double play third to second to first, Pinder out at second
        • J. Phegley: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Phegley walked
        • M. Semien: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Semien walked, Phegley to second
        • M. Canha: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Canha reached on fielder's choice to second, Semien out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Phillips Valdez relieved Jeffrey Springs
        • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Davis lined out to left
        • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Ball, Piscotty grounded out to third
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Olson grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Brooks Pitching:
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Mazara doubled to left center
        • H. Pence: Pence fouled out to first
        • A. Cabrera: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Cabrera struck out looking
        • R. Odor: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mazara to third on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cabrera lined out to left
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Springs Pitching:
        • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Ball, Laureano flied out to deep right
        • J. Phegley: Ball, Strike swinging, Phegley homered to left
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Semien singled to left
        • M. Canha: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cabrera walked, Semien to second
        • M. Chapman: Chapman grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Canha out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Brooks Pitching:
        • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Guzman lined out to center
        • T. Federowicz: Federowicz singled to shallow right
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Choo struck out looking
        • D. DeShields: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cabrera walked, Federowicz to second
        • El. Andrus: Foul, Ball, Andrus grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Springs Pitching:
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Cabrera flied out to left
        • M. Olson: Olson flied out to left
        • C. Pinder: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul tip, Pinder struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Aaron Brooks relieved Ryan Dull
        • H. Pence: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
        • A. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to third
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Odor struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Jeffrey Springs relieved Joe Palumbo
        • M. Canha: Canha grounded out to third
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Dull Pitching:
        • A. Cabrera: Cabrera singled to right
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Odor walked, Cabrera to second
        • R. Guzman: Ball, Guzman reached on fielder's choice to first, Cabrera scored, Odor to third on 1st baseman Olson throwing error
        • T. Federowicz: Foul, Federowicz homered to left center, Odor and Guzman scored
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
        • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, DeShields lined out to center
        • El. Andrus: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Andrus doubled to deep right center
        • N. Mazara: Foul, Ball, Mazara fouled out to third
        • End of the 5th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Palumbo Pitching:
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Chapman flied out to center
        • K. Davis: Davis singled to right center
        • S. Piscotty: Piscotty flied out to deep right
        • M. Olson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Cabrera homered to right center, Davis scored
        • C. Pinder: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pinder hit by pitch
        • R. Laureano: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Laureano singled to center, Pinder to second
        • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul
        • Phegley doubled to left, Pinder and Laureano scored
        • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien flied out to right
        • Middle of the 4th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ryan Dull relieved Paul Blackburn
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo walked
        • D. DeShields: DeShields hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Choo to second
        • El. Andrus: Strike looking, Andrus doubled to left, Choo scored
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike looking, Cabrera fouled out to left
        • H. Pence: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pence lined out to right
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Palumbo Pitching:
        • R. Laureano: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Laureano struck out swinging
        • N. Hundley: Ball, Ball, Hundley flied out to deep right
        • M. Semien: Semien doubled to left
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Canha grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • P. Blackburn Pitching:
        • El. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Andrus singled to center
        • N. Mazara: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Mazara homered to center, Andrus scored
        • H. Pence: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
        • A. Cabrera: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Cabrera walked
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Odor reached on bunt single to shortstop, Cabrera to second
        • R. Guzman: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cabrera lined out to left
        • T. Federowicz: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Federowicz struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Palumbo Pitching:
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Strike looking, Piscotty grounded out to second
        • M. Olson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Olson popped out to second
        • C. Pinder: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pinder struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Blackburn Pitching:
        • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Guzman grounded out to second
        • T. Federowicz: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Federowicz walked
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
        • D. DeShields: Ball, DeShields reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Federowicz out at second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Palumbo Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
        • M. Canha: Ball, Ball, Canha doubled to left
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
        • K. Davis: Davis grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • P. Blackburn Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo walked
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, DeShields singled to shallow left center, Choo to second
        • El. Andrus: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Andrus reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Choo to third, DeShields out at second
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Mazara hit sacrifice fly to left, Choo scored
        • H. Pence: Ball, Andrus stole second, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Andrus stole third, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pence hit by pitch
        • A. Cabrera: Ball, Pence stole second, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cabrera singled to left, Andrus and Pence scored
        • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)