APNewsNow. Rangers 4, Athletics 3. With AP Photos. Craig Gentry's bases-loaded triple in the eighth capped a four-run rally and Matt Harrison pitched eight strong innings to win his 11th game, lifting the Texas Rangers past the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Friday night.
Gentry, who entered in the seventh, lifted a fly ball to deep left off Oakland reliever Ryan Cook that gave the Rangers a 4-2 lead. Yoenis Cespedes appeared to misjudge Gentry's ball as he took a few steps in at first before it flew over his head.
Oakland reliever Grant Balfour (1-2) issued a bases-loaded walk to Nelson Cruz with two outs in the eighth before he was replaced by Cook.
Harrison (11-3) threw a season-high 121 pitches, allowing two runs and eight hits. The left-hander joined Tampa Bay's David Price as the American League's only 11-game winners.
Oakland rookie A.J. Griffin made his second career start allowed two hits in six shutout innings.