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A’s split apart Rangers

The Oakland A’s split a rain-shortened series by defeating the Texas Rangers 4-2 Thursday afternoon at Rangers Ballpark.

Oakland won this contest as a +110 underdog, while the team’s played UNDER the posted over/under (10.5).

Kurt Suzuki had two hits and drove in one run, and Matt Holliday homered for the A’s. Dallas Braden pitched five shutout innings for the win, allowing just five hits.

Andruw Jones and Hank Blalock went deep for the Rangers. Vicente Padilla gave up eight hits and three runs to suffer the loss.