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42-76 - Peters powers Rangers to 7-4 series-clinching victory over A’s

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MLB: Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers piled on seven runs while the Oakland Athletics scored four runs.

After adjusting to life after MLB’s crackdown on sticky stuff, Kolby Allard has put together a string of solid starts which culminated in his longest outing of the season. Today Allard tossed 6 13 innings of three-run ball on seven hits, zero walks and a couple of strikeouts.

As John Blake noted on Twitter, Allard has now thrown three consecutive quality starts without allowing a walk in each. That hadn’t been done by a Rangers’ starter since Derek Holland accomplished the feat back in 2014.

Meanwhile, the bats — despite the home park playing neutral at best so far — continue to show that they’re a completely different team at The Shed than when they’re on the road.

After scoring a total of 14 runs in the six games on the West Coast road trip last week, the Rangers scored 18 runs in this three-game series against Oakland. Unsurprisingly, more runs meant Texas won more games as they took this series from the AL West contending A’s.

Player of the Game: The star of the offense today was DJ Peters who went 2-for-4 with those two hits finding the seats. In total, Peters had four RBI which made up the difference in this one.

Up Next: The Rangers get the day off on Monday before welcoming the Seattle Mariners to Arlington for a midweek series beginning on Tuesday night.