Piscotty homerss, A’s blank Rangers 2-0 to avoid sweep

Rangers 2-0 win Mariners


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Cole Irvin and three relievers combined on a four-hitter, Stephen Piscotty homered in his second game back from the COVID-19 injured list, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 2-0 to avoid a series sweep. Irvin allowed one hit in five innings to win his second straight decision. Semien, the former A’s infielder who signed a $175 million, seven-year deal with Texas after one season in Toronto, had two hits for the Rangers. He doubled off Snead in the eighth. Dany Jiménez worked out of a two-out, two-on jam in the ninth for his third save.

Ben Scharnberg