OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer Thursday night, as the Oakland Athletics built a 6-1 lead and held on to defeat Texas, 6-5.
The Rangers lost their third straight after having won 13 out of 15.
Chad Gaudin (11-11) -- who gave up six runs to the Rangers in just 3 2/3 innings Saturday -- survived six innings while allowing three runs Thursday night.
Huston Street pitched a perfect ninth for his 15th save.
Kevin Millwood (9-12) allowed eight hits and six runs over 4 2/3 innings to take the loss. He was working on short rest after leaving Sunday's game against Oakland after only 1 1/3 innings because of a lengthy rain delay.
Jack Cust had a two-run double in the first for Oakland.