ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Hank Blalock had three hits, one a solo home run, Saturday night, as the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics, 7-3, for their fourth straight win.
The solo shot in a four-run fourth was Blalock’s seventh homer this season. He also hit RBI singles in the first and seventh innings.
The winning pitcher was A.J. Murray (1-1).
Oakland got one RBI each from Marco Scutaro and Shannon Stewart. One run scored on Michael Young’s eighth-inning error, while Scutaro and Nick Swisher both had two hits for the Athletics, who have dropped four of five.
The losing pitcher was starter Chad Gaudin (10-11).