OAKLAND, Calif. -- Scott Kazmir struck out 10 and was backed by a couple of rookies getting their first big league hits, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 10-0 on Wednesday night.
Mark Canha hit a three-run double for his first major league hit in the third and added an RBI double in the sixth for four RBIs.
Fellow rookie Tyler Ladendorf hit an RBI triple for his first hit earlier in the third and had two RBIs. Kazmir received all the support he needed and then some for the new-look A's.
The left-hander and 15-game winner last season had his 23rd game with 10 or more strikeouts. He allowed one hit over seven innings in a dazzling season debut.