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Khris Davis capped a furious comeback with his fourth homer in the past three days Tuesday night, a three-run shot in the 10th inning that gave the Oakland Athletics an improbable 13-10 victory over the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas.
The win was Oakland’s fourth straight. The A’s trailed 10-2 in the seventh inning, eventually drawing even on a Stephen Piscotty home run leading off the ninth.
Davis’ homer in the 10th, his 25th of the season, came after Nick Martini had singled and Jed Lowrie had walked with one out off the Rangers’ seventh pitcher, Austin Bibens-Dirkx (2-3).
Newly acquired Jeurys Familia (2-0), the winning pitcher in his A’s debut Sunday against the San Francisco Giants, made it 2-for-2 with two innings of hitless relief.
Closer Blake Treinen pitched a perfect bottom of the 10th for his 25th save.
Thanks in large part to Elvis Andrus’ first career grand slam in a six-run sixth inning, the Rangers took a 10-2 lead before the A’s roared back.
Marcus Semien had a two-run double and Martini drove in a third run with a double that got Oakland back within 10-5 in the seventh.
The A’s added four more in the eighth, with Lowrie providing the big hit, a two-run single that closed the gap to 10-9.
After Rangers closer Keone Kela stranded the potential tying and go-ahead runs in the eighth, he served up a first-pitch homer to Piscotty, the right fielder’s 14th of the season, to cap the Oakland comeback and forge a 10-10 tie.
Texas left-hander Mike Minor left with a 4-2 lead after five innings during which he allowed four hits and one walk. He struck out five.
Both runs off Minor were the product of solo homers by Oakland’s Mark Canha in the third and Lowrie in the fourth.
A’s right-hander Frankie Montas also was pulled after five innings, having given up four runs (three earned) and five hits. He walked two and struck out three.
Andrus’ slam came off reliever J.B. Wendelken in the sixth after Joey Gallo had opened the inning with a solo shot, his 25th of the season, off Ryan Buchter.
Carlos Tocci had an RBI single later in the inning to make it 6-2, and the Rangers proceeded to load the bases against Buchter before Wendelken was summoned to face Andrus.
Canha scored three times, while Davis, Lowrie and Semien all finished with three RBIs for the A’s, who have won 25 of their past 32 games.
Andrus totaled a career-high-tying five RBIs for the Rangers.
—Field Level Media