Recap: Texas vs. Oakland

Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Reddick drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 6-3 victory on Thursday.

 

Sam Fuld hit a two-run single and Ben Zobrist also brought in a run for the A's, who have won five straight games and nine of their last 11.

 

"We're playing great baseball right now," said Reddick.

 

Sonny Gray (9-3) earned the win after allowing three runs and nine hits with seven strikeouts to improve to 6-1 on the road this season.

 

Mitch Moreland homered among his three hits and added two RBI for the Rangers, who have dropped their last five games.

 

"We know that there are going to be stretches like this," Texas manager Jeff Bannister said. "How you react to them, bounce back from them and answer them is the most important thing."

 

Oakland went ahead with a three-run seventh. Keone Kela (4-5) replaced Colby Lewis and retired the first two batters he faced before giving up singles to Billy Burns and Eric Sogard.

 

Stephen Vogt loaded the bases with an infield single off Sam Freeman, who walked Zobrist to usher in a run. Reddick made it a 6-3 game when his grounder rolled into right field for a two-run single.

 

Drew Pomeranz and Edward Mujica combined for two scoreless innings of relief, while Tyler Clippard notched his 13th save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth.

 

The Rangers threatened in the third after Shin-Soo Choo and Prince Fielder each singled with two outs to place runners on the corners, but Gray fanned Adrian Beltre to end the frame.

 

Moreland put Texas on the board an inning later with a solo blast to left- center field. Joey Gallo followed with a double and slid home after Robinson Chirinos stroked a single into the hole in left for a 2-0 game.

 

In the fifth, Zobrist, Brett Lawrie and Ike Davis all walked to load the bases with one out. Two batters later, Fuld tied the game with a two-run single to center.

 

Texas reclaimed the lead in the home half after Fielder doubled and scored on Mitch Moreland's base hit to center for a 3-2 score.

 

Sogard, Vogt and Zobrist each singled to load the bases to start the sixth. Sogard came home on Reddick's sacrifice fly to right for a tied game.

 

Lewis gave up three runs, five hits and three walks over six frames in the no- decision ... The A's are 9-4 against the Rangers this season and also swept them during the 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons ... Gray is now 7-3 over 10 career starts against the Rangers ... Burns extended his hitting streak to a career- best 15 games, while Vogt has hit safely in seven.

 

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