62-50 - A's Lead Washing Away - Rangers Take Game, Series in Oakland

Thanks for the Boom - Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Rangers now trail the Oakland A's by 2 1/2 games in the American League West

Consider it challenge accepted. The Rangers came into Oakland with a chance to climb back into the American League West race and they now leave the Bay Area having won the series and gained a game in the standings.

The reports of the death of the 2013 Texas Rangers was greatly exaggerated.

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Player of the Game: Derek Holland went eight shutout innings, struck out ten A's, and continues to establish himself as a premier starting pitcher in the American League.

Also, Ron Washington is now the winningest manager in Texas Rangers' franchise history.

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