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Sweeney, Athletics slip past Rangers

Ryan Sweeney was 3-for-5 with a two-run dinger and five runs batted in to lift the Oakland Athletics past the Texas Rangers 7-6 on Tuesday night.

Oakland won as +100 home underdogs, while the teams played OVER the 8-run total set by oddsmakers.

Kevin Kouzmanoff went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Athletics, as Brad Ziegler picked up the win in relief of Vin Mazzaro for Oakland.

Vladimir Guerrero was 2-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBIs for Texas, while losing pitcher Scott Feldman was roughed up for seven runs over seven innings for the Rangers.