Rangers beat Athletics for 9th time in row, 13-4
Friday, September 9, 2011
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Colby Lewis pitched into the eighth inning for his first victory in nearly a month even while giving up another home run as the AL West-leading Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 13-4 on Friday night.
Lewis (12-10) trailed 2-0 only four batters into the game after Josh Willingham's two-run homer, the AL-high 33rd allowed by the Rangers' right-hander this season. But Texas got even in the bottom of the first and Oakland didn't score again until after Lewis had thrown his last pitch.
Adrian Beltre had an RBI double for his 2,000th career hit and Elvis Andrus had two run-scoring hits, including a tiebreaking RBI double in the fifth that made it 3-2.