Canha leads 7-run 8th inning for A's in 7-5 win over Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Mark Canha started and ended Oakland's seven-run rally in the eighth inning, and the Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 7-5 on Friday night.

Canha led off the inning with a home run. Brett Lawrie's two-out, two-run double gave the Athletics a 6-5 lead. Canha then singled to score Lawrie.

The Rangers have lost four in a row and seven of their last eight.

In the eighth, Stephen Vogt singled in a run, and Josh Reddick hit a two-run single off Roman Mendez (0-1).

Closer Neftali Feliz gave up the hits by Lawrie and Canha.

Dan Otero (2-1) picked up the win. Tyler Clippard pitched the ninth for his second save in three opportunities.

Texas had led 5-0. Colby Lewis pitched six scoreless innings, and Kyle Blanks and Price Fielder hit solo home runs against Oakland starter Scott Kazmir.

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