Wilson, Beltre lead Rangers past A's 8-1

C.J. Wilson scattered five hits over
eight shutout innings, Adrian Beltre homered twice to reach 301 for
his career and the AL West-leading Texas Rangers beat Oakland 8-1
on Sunday to eliminate the Athletics from playoff contention.
Wilson (16-6) struck out 11 and walked one, following up on his
first career shutout - an 8-0 win at Tampa Bay last Tuesday.
Wilson set a career high for victories, but manager Ron
Washington pulled him after the left-hander threw 111 pitches.
Beltre had four hits while Craig Gentry and Ian Kinsler added
three apiece for the Rangers, who have taken nine of their last 10
from the A's this season.
Eric Sogard homered against Koji Uehara leading off the ninth to
end the shutout bid.