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Kottaras' homer lifts A's past Rangers

10:32 PM, Sep 25, 2012   |    comments
Oakland Athletics catcher George Kottaras celebrates hitting a home run during the tenth inning against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark. (PHOTO: US PRESSWIRE)
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ARLINGTON, TX - George Kottaras hit a solo homer in the 10th inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics over the Texas Rangers, 3-2, in the second test of a four-game series.

Chris Carter also hit a solo homer for the A's, who are now a half-game behind the Orioles for the top wild card spot in the AL. Baltimore lost to Toronto on Tuesday.

Oakland starter Tommy Milone gave up two unearned runs on six hits over six innings. Evan Scribner (1-0) tossed a scoreless ninth to pick up his first win in the big leagues.

Scott Feldman got the start for Texas after Yu Darvish was scratched due to neck stiffness. He allowed two runs on four hits over four-plus innings. Mark Lowe (0-2) gave up the homer to Kottaras to take the loss.

The Rangers hold a four-game lead over Oakland for first place in the AL West.

 

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