Sep 11, 2013, 2:49 PM PST
The Pittsburgh Pirates have completed a sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 7-5 victory. Since August 24, the Rangers have plummeted six games in the A.L. West standings.
The Rangers are on a three-game losing streak and have lose nine of the last 11 games. They take on the division-leading Oakland Athletics on Friday. With 17 games left to play, the A’s could put a serious dent in the Rangers’ playoffs hopes.
The A’s couldn’t be taking on Texas at a better time. The Rangers have a 2-9 record in September, which is tied for the worst mark in the Major Leagues.
Rangers starting pitcher Matt Garza gave up three runs in four innings of work, and left the game after 89 pitches. He struck out six batters and walked four. In the fourth inning, Garza walked Clint Barmes with the bases loaded.
Tonight’s A’s and Twins coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Here’s the A’s lineup for that contest.
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