ARLINGTON, Texas -- When the Oakland A's scratched scheduled right-handed starter Jarrod Parker due to illness and replaced him with lefty Tommy Milone, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington removed two of his left-handed hitters for right-handed swingers.
But the manager stuck with Jim Adduci, and the rookie first baseman came through with three of Texas’ 10 hits and a stolen base, the first of his big league career.
“He decided to leave me in, and I was able to get a few [hits] to fall in," Adduci said.
Martin Perez: The Rangers’ 22-year-old lefty held the A's to three runs in 6⅓ innings. He said the lack of run support does not interfere with his work on the mound.
“We don’t hit, but it’s coming," said Perez, now 9-5 with a 3.64 ERA. "I go out there and do my job."
“It was a slider to Donaldson, and he went down and got it," Perez said.
Young’s drive into the A’s bullpen was measured at 412 feet.
Alexi Ogando: His scoreless, five-out outing was spoiled only by a walk. Ogando lowered his ERA to 3.23.
Losing by the numbers: The Rangers have dropped six straight games, six straight series and seven straight games at home, matching their longest streak at Rangers Ballpark. Texas was held without a home run for the sixth straight game, also equaling a team record at Rangers Ballpark. The Rangers have trailed 34 consecutive innings dating back to Wednesday and never led during the entirety of the six-game homestand.