A's use big second inning to split doubleheader with Rangers, shrink magic number

The A’s scored seven runs in a marathon second inning and got another solid performance from starting pitcher Chris Bassitt to wallop the Texas Rangers, 10-1, on Saturday night and salvage a split in their doubleheader at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.The A’s sent 13 batters to the plate in a second inning that lasted roughly 40 minutes. In the rally, Sean Murphy had a two-RBI single and Ramon Laureano, Marcus Semien, Tommy La Stella, Matt Olson and Khris Davis all had one RBI each.Semien added a three-run homer in the top of the fifth inning, his sixth of the season, as the A’s improve…

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