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MLB: Texas 6, Oakland 2

May 15, 2013 at 6:57 PM

OAKLAND, Calif., May 15 (UPI) -- Alexi Ogando tossed six efficient innings and Nelson Cruz backed him with a three-run homer Wednesday in the Texas Rangers' 6-2 win over Oakland.

Ogando (4-2) logged his fifth straight quality start, holding the Athletics to two runs on four hits. The right-hander walked one and struck out three.

Cruz's blast in the fifth inning handed the Rangers a 6-0 advantage.

Lance Berkman contributed a two-run single in the first as Texas cruised to a victory in the rubber match of a three-game series.

A's starter Daniel Straily (1-2) was tagged for five runs (four earned) on four hits over 4 1/3 innings. He walked four and struck out two.

Coco Crisp and Derek Norris each drove in a run for Oakland.

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