A’s starter Cole Irvin and Rangers clear the bullpen as Piscotty provides power to avoid the sweep | Sports


OAKLAND, Calif. — The A’s continued to struggle at the plate, but Stephen Piscotty homered two runs and Cole Irvin and three relievers combined to shut out the Texas Rangers 2-0 Sunday at the Coliseum.

The win prevented a Texas sweep and gave the A’s a 9-8 record and a 4-3 homestand in front of a crowd of 11,083 on the day of youth baseball and softball, their second-largest crowd in seven home dates. Rangers fell to 5-10.

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