Canha Leads 7-Run 8th Inning for A's in 7-5 Win Over Rangers - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
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Canha Leads 7-Run 8th Inning for A's in 7-5 Win Over Rangers



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    Jake Smolinski #20 of the Texas Rangers hits a sacrifice fly against the Oakland Athletics in the fourth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 1, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    Mark Canha started and ended Oakland's seven-run rally in the eighth inning, and the Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 7-5 on Friday night.

    Canha led off the inning with a home run. Brett Lawrie's two-out, two-run double gave the Athletics a 6-5 lead. Canha then singled to score Lawrie.

    The Rangers have lost four in a row and seven of their last eight.

    In the eighth, Stephen Vogt singled in a run, and Josh Reddick hit a two-run single off Roman Mendez (0-1).

    Closer Neftali Feliz gave up the hits by Lawrie and Canha.

    Dan Otero (2-1) picked up the win. Tyler Clippard pitched the ninth for his second save in three opportunities.

    Texas had led 5-0. Colby Lewis pitched six scoreless innings, and Kyle Blanks and Price Fielder hit solo home runs against Oakland starter Scott Kazmir.

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