A's shortstop Bobby Crosby tags out Frank Catalanotto. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By Todd Wills / Special to MLB.com
The A's hold on second place in the American League West is slipping. Even though the A's tallied 11 hits, nine of them went for singles as the surging Rangers moved within a half-game in the standings. Eric Chavez had three hits for Oakland and three more players, including Travis Buck, had two hits apiece.
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