AP Sports Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Josh Phegley homered and had a two-run double, Ben Zobrist also went deep and the Oakland Athletics beat Texas 8-6 in a series opener Tuesday night.
Phegley's double chased rookie Chi Chi Gonzalez (2-2) and tied the game at 5 in the sixth. Phegley scored on Marcus Semien's RBI single to put the A's ahead to stay.
Oakland is 18-11 since being 16 games under .500 on May 22.
Rougned Odor had a two-run homer among his three hits for the Rangers, who have their first three-game losing streak since May 14-16. Elvis Andrus drove in two runs and scored early on a passed ball against Phegley.
Athletics starter Jesse Chavez (4-6) allowed five runs and eight hits over five innings. The right-hander struck out three and walked two.
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