Last night, the Rangers had 12 hits en route to their 6-2 victory.
This afternoon, Texas was no-hit by Oakland starter JP Sears for 6 innings

When the Rangers finally broke through in the seventh inning via a base hit from Adolis Garcia, that would be the only hit they managed to salvage in a 1-0 defeat

Rangers pitching had a great day today, allowing just one run. Jon Gray threw 5.2 innings of 1-run baseball, followed by Jacob Latz and Jose Urena, who pitched two scoreless innings out of the bullpen. 

“That’s a game we gotta win [when] you get that kind of pitching, but, you look at what [JP] Sears did, we didn’t do very much against him obviously, we really didn’t get a lot of good swings off or much hard contact until Doli [Adolis Garcia] got the base hit there,” said Rangers manager Bruce Bochy. 

In the 7th inning, the Rangers had a little bit of a rally going, but with two runners on, Jared Walsh hit a fly ball in the infield that dropped; yet, the umpires did not single an infield fly rule, which allowed Oakland to turn a double play.

“The rule is, if it [infield fly] can be caught with ordinary effort, by that rule, they’re right, they came running in, trying to make a diving play on it, the rule is to protect the runners, but at the same time, they won’t call it unless a guy who has ordinary effort is gonna catch the ball,” said Bochy. 

The A’s lone run came when Seth Brown launched a hanging Jon Gray changeup into the right field seats, bringing home the first and only run of this game. 

Trailing by one heading to the 9th inning, Texas had Semien, Segaer, and Langford due up needing one run to tie or two runs to win.
A’s closer Mason Miller came in with an electric fastball and wipeout slider to strike out Semien and Seager before getting Wyatt Langford to fly out to second to end the game

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