Rangers hit 5 HRs to halt A's surge in 8-3 win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics didn't seem too concerned after a lopsided defeat to the Texas Rangers prevented them from adding to their lead in the AL wild-card race.

Tampa Bay's loss to Boston earlier in the day gave the A's a little more margin for error and made it a lot easier for manager Bob Melvin's ballclub to move on.

''It's just a loss and that's on me,'' said losing pitcher Tanner Roark after the A's were beaten 8-3 by the Rangers. ''Like we've done all year since I've been here, you move on. Nobody dwells on anything. You just get better.''

Willie Calhoun hit two of Texas' five homers as the Rangers slowed the Oakland Athletics' wild-card push.

The A's had won 10 of 11 but couldn't stretch their two-game lead over Tampa Bay for the top AL wild card. The Rays fell to the Red Sox 7-4 earlier Sunday. Cleveland is also two games back after beating Philadelphia 10-1.

''This time of year, sure you're going to take a series win, but we're more just trying to win every possible game we can,'' Melvin said. ''We don't really talk about series wins until we've actually won a series. You don't want to give one away. That's going to be our thinking the rest of the way.''

Texas ended a seven-game skid. Shin-Soo Choo, Elvis Andrus and Nomar Mazara all went deep to help the Rangers salvage the final game of their last road trip this season. Three of the five home runs came on first pitches, helping Texas avoid its first winless multicity trip since 1991.

Jurickson Profar had three hits and an RBI for the A's. Marcus Semien doubled twice.

Roark (10-9) took a three-game winning streak into the day but fell behind early after Choo belted his first pitch 461 feet to center field. The ball landed in the seats above a row of luxury suites. Only A's first baseman Matt Olson and Angels slugger Mike Trout have reached that area this season.

Calhoun homered to right two batters later, and Andrus' two-run drive to left made it 4-0.

Calhoun connected off Roark again in the third for his 20th home run. It's the second career multihomer game for Calhoun, who grew up about 35 miles northeast of Oakland.

''I have been hitting the ball pretty good and not getting any results, so it felt good to get some today,'' Calhoun said. ''One home run is always good but to get two felt really good.''

Roark allowed five runs and six hits in three innings, and the A's lost their final regular season home game for the second straight season.

''Putting good swings on bad pitches,'' Roark said. ''Left the ball over the plate a lot of times and when you do that in this league you'll get hit hard.''

Texas scored twice off A.J. Puk in the fourth before Mazara hit a first-pitch home run off Ryan Buchter leading off the fifth.

LANCE'S LOT

Rangers starter Lance Lynn (15-11) matched his career high with 12 strikeouts to end a five-game losing streak. The right-hander walked one and allowed two runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Lynn also became the second Rangers pitcher in franchise history to throw at least 100 pitches in 30 starts. Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan did it in 1989.

''We got slapped around the whole road trip,'' Lynn said. ''So it's a good bounce back.''

WHIFFING A LOT

Oakland's Nos. 5 and 6 hitters, Seth Brown and Khris Davis, were a combined 0 for 7 with seven strikeouts before Davis doubled in the eighth.

ATTENDANCE UP

The A's final home game drew 38,453 fans, giving them a total of 1,662,211 for the season. That's an increase of 88,595 from 2018.

CHOO TIES RECORD

Choo's home run was his seventh leading off a game this season, tying the franchise record held by Ian Kinsler.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: Ramon Laureano was given a planned day off after coming out of Saturday's game not long after making a sliding, tumbling catch in the Rangers bullpen. With a day off Monday, manager Bob Melvin wanted to give Laureano extra rest.

UP NEXT

Rangers: RHP Ariel Jurado (7-10, 5.73 ERA) is slated to pitch against Boston on Tuesday, although manager Chris Woodward is contemplating using an opener. Jurado pitched in relief against Oakland on Friday.

Athletics: RHP Homer Bailey (13-8, 4.55) takes a four-game winning streak into Tuesday's start against the Angels. Bailey has six wins since being acquired in a trade from Kansas City.

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  • W: L. Lynn (15-11)L: T. Roark (10-9)
  • HR: TEX - S. Choo (23), E. Andrus (12), N. Mazara (19), W. Calhoun 2 (20)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Choo DH42221001.266.368.452.82012.0
D. Santana 3B50110011.284.318.530.8481.5
W. Calhoun LF52222021.269.317.531.84811.0
N. Mazara RF31111120.268.318.469.7866.0
R. Odor 2B41000001.202.276.423.6991.0
E. Andrus SS41121010.270.308.392.7006.5
R. Guzman 1B41300000.219.306.426.7315.0
D. DeShields CF40000013.245.325.339.664-0.5
J. Trevino C40100012.265.282.398.6800.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Semien SS51210012.287.369.525.8945.5
    M. Chapman 3B40100112.246.340.502.8422.5
    M. Olson 1B50110025.268.352.551.9031.0
    M. Canha CF41200000.277.399.529.9284.0
    S. Brown LF40000043.338.394.523.917-2.0
    K. Davis DH40100031.217.289.382.6710.5
    J. Profar 2B40310001.215.296.409.7065.0
    S. Murphy C30000022.308.386.7441.1300.0
    R. Grossman RF41100022.243.338.352.6892.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Guzman (20)
      • HR - S. Choo (23), W. Calhoun 2 (20), N. Mazara (19), E. Andrus (12)
      • RBI - S. Choo 2 (59), D. Santana (73), W. Calhoun 2 (44), N. Mazara (66), E. Andrus 2 (70)
      • 2-Out RBI - S. Choo (25), D. Santana (27), E. Andrus 2 (22)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Santana, W. Calhoun, D. DeShields, J. Trevino
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Semien 2 (42), M. Chapman (36), M. Canha (16), K. Davis (11), J. Profar (23), R. Grossman (21)
      • RBI - M. Semien (91), M. Olson (88), J. Profar (67)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Olson (28), J. Profar (25)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Olson 4 (44), S. Brown 2 (8), J. Profar (47), S. Murphy (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - S. Choo (13)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Santana-Odor-Guzman)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Profar-Chapman-Olson)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Lynn (W, 15-11)5.172211203.761.2518.0
      E. Volquez0.20000005.021.740.0
      E. Clase1.01000102.661.182.5
      R. Montero1.01000102.671.002.5
      J. Leclerc1.02110104.111.320.5
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Lynn (W, 15-11)5.1
      E. Volquez0.2
      E. Clase1.0
      R. Montero1.0
      J. Leclerc1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Roark (L, 10-9)3.06551144.321.38-7.5
      A. Puk1.03220103.481.26-1.5
      R. Buchter1.01110013.071.451.0
      C. Bassitt3.01000503.841.1910.5
      L. Hendriks1.00000101.640.963.5
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Roark (L, 10-9)3.0
      A. Puk1.0
      R. Buchter1.0
      C. Bassitt3.0
      L. Hendriks1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - L. Lynn (18)
      • HBP - L. Lynn (8)
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 111-78, E. Volquez 2-2, E. Clase 16-12, R. Montero 17-12, J. Leclerc 23-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 2-2, E. Volquez 1-0, E. Clase 2-0, J. Leclerc 1-1
      • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 25, E. Volquez, E. Clase 4, R. Montero 4, J. Leclerc 5
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Puk (2)
      • HBP - C. Bassitt (13)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 51-32, A. Puk 23-15, R. Buchter 13-8, C. Bassitt 43-31, L. Hendriks 10-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 4-3, A. Puk 1-1, R. Buchter 1-2, C. Bassitt 1-3, L. Hendriks 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Roark 15, A. Puk 6, R. Buchter 4, C. Bassitt 11, L. Hendriks 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      S. Choo DH42221001.266.368.452.82012.0
      D. Santana 3B50110011.284.318.530.8481.5
      W. Calhoun LF52222021.269.317.531.84811.0
      N. Mazara RF31111120.268.318.469.7866.0
      R. Odor 2B41000001.202.276.423.6991.0
      E. Andrus SS41121010.270.308.392.7006.5
      R. Guzman 1B41300000.219.306.426.7315.0
      D. DeShields CF40000013.245.325.339.664-0.5
      J. Trevino C40100012.265.282.398.6800.5
      Total3781185189-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Semien SS51210012.287.369.525.8945.5
        M. Chapman 3B40100112.246.340.502.8422.5
        M. Olson 1B50110025.268.352.551.9031.0
        M. Canha CF41200000.277.399.529.9284.0
        S. Brown LF40000043.338.394.523.917-2.0
        K. Davis DH40100031.217.289.382.6710.5
        J. Profar 2B40310001.215.296.409.7065.0
        S. Murphy C30000022.308.386.7441.1300.0
        R. Grossman RF41100022.243.338.352.6892.0
        Total373113011518-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - R. Guzman (20)
          • HR - S. Choo (23), W. Calhoun 2 (20), N. Mazara (19), E. Andrus (12)
          • RBI - S. Choo 2 (59), D. Santana (73), W. Calhoun 2 (44), N. Mazara (66), E. Andrus 2 (70)
          • 2-Out RBI - S. Choo (25), D. Santana (27), E. Andrus 2 (22)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Santana, W. Calhoun, D. DeShields, J. Trevino
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Semien 2 (42), M. Chapman (36), M. Canha (16), K. Davis (11), J. Profar (23), R. Grossman (21)
          • RBI - M. Semien (91), M. Olson (88), J. Profar (67)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Olson (28), J. Profar (25)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Olson 4 (44), S. Brown 2 (8), J. Profar (47), S. Murphy (5)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - S. Choo (13)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Santana-Odor-Guzman)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Profar-Chapman-Olson)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          L. Lynn (W, 15-11)5.172211203.761.2518.0
          E. Volquez0.20000005.021.740.0
          E. Clase1.01000102.661.182.5
          R. Montero1.01000102.671.002.5
          J. Leclerc1.02110104.111.320.5
          Total9.011331150---
          PITCHERSIP
          L. Lynn (W, 15-11)5.1
          E. Volquez0.2
          E. Clase1.0
          R. Montero1.0
          J. Leclerc1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Roark (L, 10-9)3.06551144.321.38-7.5
          A. Puk1.03220103.481.26-1.5
          R. Buchter1.01110013.071.451.0
          C. Bassitt3.01000503.841.1910.5
          L. Hendriks1.00000101.640.963.5
          Total9.01188185---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Roark (L, 10-9)3.0
          A. Puk1.0
          R. Buchter1.0
          C. Bassitt3.0
          L. Hendriks1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - L. Lynn (18)
          • HBP - L. Lynn (8)
          • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 111-78, E. Volquez 2-2, E. Clase 16-12, R. Montero 17-12, J. Leclerc 23-15
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 2-2, E. Volquez 1-0, E. Clase 2-0, J. Leclerc 1-1
          • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 25, E. Volquez, E. Clase 4, R. Montero 4, J. Leclerc 5
          PITCHING
          • WP - A. Puk (2)
          • HBP - C. Bassitt (13)
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Roark 51-32, A. Puk 23-15, R. Buchter 13-8, C. Bassitt 43-31, L. Hendriks 10-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Roark 4-3, A. Puk 1-1, R. Buchter 1-2, C. Bassitt 1-3, L. Hendriks 1-1
          • Batters Faced - T. Roark 15, A. Puk 6, R. Buchter 4, C. Bassitt 11, L. Hendriks 3
          • 9TH INNING
            Semien doubled to right, Grossman scored83
          • 5TH INNING
            Olson singled to right, Semien scored82
            Mazara homered to left center81
          • 4TH INNING
            Profar doubled to deep right, Canha scored71
            Santana singled to center, Choo scored70
            Choo singled to left, Guzman scored60
          • 3RD INNING
            Calhoun homered to right center50
          • 1ST INNING
            Andrus homered to left, Odor scored40
            Calhoun homered to right20
            Choo homered to center10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Liam Hendriks relieved Chris Bassitt
            • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Choo grounded out to first
            • D. Santana: Santana popped out to shortstop
            • W. Calhoun: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jose Leclerc relieved Rafael Montero
            • S. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Strike swinging, Grossman doubled to left center
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Semien doubled to right, Grossman scored
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Chapman flied out to center
            • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Olson grounded out to first
            • End of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • C. Bassitt Pitching:
            • E. Andrus: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Andrus struck out looking
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Guzman singled to center
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, DeShields flied out to center
            • J. Trevino: Ball, Strike looking, Trevino popped out to first
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Rafael Montero relieved Emmanuel Clase
            • M. Canha: Canha flied out to right
            • S. Brown: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Brown struck out swinging
            • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis doubled to deep left
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Profar flied out to left
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • C. Bassitt Pitching:
            • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Calhoun struck out looking
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
            • R. Odor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Odor grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Emmanuel Clase relieved Edinson Volquez
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Grossman grounded out to first
            • M. Semien: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Semien grounded out to second
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Chapman doubled to deep left
            • M. Olson: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Olson struck out looking
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Chris Bassitt relieved Ryan Buchter
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Foul, DeShields lined out to right
            • J. Trevino: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Trevino struck out swinging
            • S. Choo: Ball, Choo hit by pitch
            • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Profar singled to center
            • Edinson Volquez relieved Lance Lynn
            • S. Murphy: Strike looking, Murphy grounded into double play third to second to first, Profar out at second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • Ryan Buchter relieved A.J. Puk
            • N. Mazara: Mazara homered to left center
            • R. Odor: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Odor flied out to center
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Andrus flied out to deep center
            • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Guzman grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Grossman struck out looking
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Semien doubled to left center
            • M. Chapman: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
            • M. Olson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Olson singled to right, Semien scored
            • M. Canha: Ball, Ball, Canha singled to left, Olson to second
            • S. Brown: Foul, Foul, Ball, Olson to third, Canha to second on wild pitch, Foul, Strike swinging, Brown struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • A.J. Puk relieved Tanner Roark
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Guzman doubled to left
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
            • J. Trevino: Strike looking, Ball, Trevino fouled out to right
            • S. Choo: Ball, Choo singled to left, Guzman scored
            • D. Santana: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Choo stole second, Ball, Choo to third on wild pitch, Foul, Santana singled to center, Choo scored
            • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Calhoun grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • M. Canha: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Canha doubled to right
            • S. Brown: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Brown struck out swinging
            • K. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • J. Profar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Profar doubled to deep right, Canha scored
            • S. Murphy: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Murphy struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • T. Roark Pitching:
            • W. Calhoun: Ball, Foul, Calhoun homered to right center
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Odor popped out to shortstop
            • E. Andrus: Andrus grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Foul, Profar singled to center
            • S. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Murphy hit by pitch, Profar to second
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Grossman struck out looking
            • M. Semien: Semien flied out to right
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Chapman walked, Profar to third, Murphy to second
            • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • T. Roark Pitching:
            • J. Trevino: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Trevino singled to center
            • S. Choo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Choo grounded into double play second to third to first, Trevino out at second
            • D. Santana: Santana flied out to left
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • M. Canha: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Canha grounded out to shortstop
            • S. Brown: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Brown struck out looking
            • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • T. Roark Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Choo homered to center
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Santana popped out to second
            • W. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Calhoun homered to right
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Mazara walked
            • R. Odor: Ball, Odor reached on fielder's choice to second, Mazara out at second
            • E. Andrus: Andrus homered to left, Odor scored
            • R. Guzman: Guzman singled to left
            • D. DeShields: Ball, Ball, DeShields reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Guzman out at second
            • Middle of the 1st (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Semien struck out looking
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Chapman lined out to center
            • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Olson grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)