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MLB: Texas 4, Oakland 3

Sept. 25, 2010 at 8:42 PM   |   Comments

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Jorge Cantu blasted his first homer as a Ranger Saturday, breaking an eighth-inning tie and handing Texas a division crown with a 4-3 win over Oakland.

The Rangers celebrated their first American League West title since 1999 with the victory over second-place Oakland.

Cantu finished 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI and Michael Young added a pair of hits and an RBI in the win.

Texas closer Neftali Feliz made the lead hold up with a scoreless ninth, notching his 38th save of the save of the year despite surrendering a one-out double to Jeremy Hermida.

Feliz's save total set a major league record for a rookie, surpassing the Mariners' Kazuhiro Sasaki in 2000.

Darren O'Day (5-2) collected the victory after tossing a scoreless eighth. Rangers starter Derek Holland allowed only one run over five innings of work.

Michael Wurtz (2-3) was tagged with the loss for the A's, who got a two-run homer from Cliff Pennington.

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