Rookie Mitch Moreland homered twice and
drove in a season-high five runs, leading the AL West champion
Texas Rangers past Trevor Cahill and the Oakland Athletics 16-9
David Murphy hit a two-run homer and Jeff Francoeur added a solo
shot as the Rangers won their third straight game. A day after
clinching the division, Texas rested many of its regulars.
Colby Lewis (12-13) gave up one run and six hits in six innings.
He walked one and struck out six.
Cahill (17-8) failed to become the A's first 18-game winner in
nine years on his first try. He gave up seven runs and a
career-high 12 hits over four innings.