OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Semien homered in support of Sean Manaea, who allowed four hits over 6 2/3 innings, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 on Monday night.
Khris Davis and Billy Butler drove in runs for the A’s, who won for the third time in four games following a five-game losing skid.
Drew Stubbs drove in a run for the Rangers, who lost for just the third time in 10 games.
Manaea (1-1) earned his first major-league victory in his fourth career start. He entered the game with a gaudy 11.37 ERA. He gave up a run, walked one and struck out two.
Texas starter Derek Holland (3-3) turned in a quality start, though the one bad inning cost him. He gave up two runs and three hits over six innings. Holland walked one and struck out one and is winless over his last three starts.