A's score early to back Gonzalez against Rangers

Conor Jackson had two hits and two RBIs,
Gio Gonzalez pitched into the seventh inning to snap a three-start
skid and the Athletics snapped out of their scoring slump in a 7-2
win over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.
Leadoff hitter Coco Crisp added two hits in his return to the
lineup and Kurt Suzuki had two RBIs to help the A's score more than
six runs for only the fourth time this season. They knocked out
Rangers starter Matt Harrison (3-3) in the second inning.
Gonzalez (3-2) scattered five hits with seven strikeouts over 6
2-3 innings to win for the first time since April 9. The
left-hander didn't give up a hit until the fourth inning and
allowed only three runners past second base.
Michael Young and Ian Kinsler drove in runs for Texas.


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