Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/10/14
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Nelson Cruz shook off talk of a pending suspension to hit a tying two-run homer, Jurickson Profar added another two-run shot and the surging Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Friday night for their fifth straight win. Cruz, who is among 14 players facing a possible suspension as part of Major League Baseball's Biogenesis investigation, hit his 26th home run of the season in the second inning. Profar put the Rangers ahead 6-2 with his fourth homer in the fourth. The Rangers, who were six games behind Oakland in the AL West earlier this week, are only 2 games back. Brandon Moss' two-run double in the first gave the A's the lead, but Oakland stranded 10 runners to lose its third in a row. Tommy Milone (9-9) allowed six runs -- including both homers -- and nine hits in 3 2-3 innings. Jason Frasor (2-2) tossed 1 1-3 scoreless innings of relief for the win. After going 32 days without gaining ground on Oakland, the Rangers are making...
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