Found June 17, 2013 on Fox Sports Southwest:
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Nelson Cruz homered twice, A.J. Pierzynski drove in three runs and the Texas Rangers snapped a six-game losing streak with an 8-7 win over the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics on Monday night. The Rangers had scored only eight runs during what was the longest active skid in the majors, and all six losses came at home. Cruz's second homer was a two-run shot onto the hill in straightaway center field on an 0-2 pitch from Jesse Chavez (1-1) in the fifth. Cruz thrust his right arm into the air and shouted out while rounding the bases on his 18th homer of the season. It came right after Pierzynski's RBI double and put the Rangers up 7-6. Cruz added a run-scoring double in the seventh and matched his season high with four RBIs. Oakland, which entered the four-game series opener with a three-game lead over the Rangers in the AL West, wiped out an early 3-0 deficit with a six-run fourth ignited by a bizarre play. Neal Cotts (3-1) went 2 1-3 perfect inn...
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