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By ASSOCIATED PRESS  |  Last updated 8/3/13
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run home run to help the Oakland Athletics end the Texas Rangers' five-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory Saturday. Matt Garza (1-1 in the AL, 7-2 overall) lost for the first time since June 11 and the Rangers lost ground on the AL West Division leading A's for the first time in nearly a week, falling 3 1-2 games back. Jed Lowrie and Eric Sogard also drove in runs for the A's, who ended a three-game losing streak. Brandon Moss and Coco Crisp each added two hits. Jarrod Parker (7-6) gave up two runs on six hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out six. He ended a streak of six straight no decisions and is 5-0 over his last 12 starts. Ian Kinsler homered and Adrian Beltre also drove in a run for Texas. Garza gave up four runs on eight hits over eight innings. He walked one and struck out five. Sean Doolittle, Ryan Cook and Grant Balfour each pitched an inning, with Balfour picking up his 29th save in 30 chances. Fo...
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