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Texas Rangers Fall to Oakland Athletics 5-4 in 10 Innings

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Kila Ka’aihue had a tie-breaking single in the 10th inning, as the Oakland Athletics bounced back from a disputed call on squeeze play that cost them the lead to beat the Texas Rangers 5-4 Thursday afternoon.

Ka’aihue’s single off Mike Adams drove in Jonny Gomes, who finished the game with three hits. Josh Reddick’s 10th homer of the year off Alexi Ogando made if four-all in the seventh.

Brian Fuentes recorded his third save.

Mitch Moreland homered twice for the Rangers.

Oakland fell behind 4-3 in the sixth when Craig Gentry scored from third on a squeeze bunt that Brandon McCarthy thought he caught. A’s manager Bob Melvin was ejected for arguing the call.

The Rangers had runners at first and third with one out in the ninth but couldn’t score.

Josh Hamilton was supposed to have the day off but came on as a pinch-hitter and stayed in the game in center field. He made the first out in the eighth and 10th innings to end his 16-game hitting streak.

Starter Matt Harrison allowed eight hits and three runs in 5 1/3 innings. He walked three and struck out three.

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