Texas 3, Oakland 1
When: 9:05 PM ET, Saturday, June 8, 2019
Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
John Libka, 1B -
Gerry Davis, 2B -
Pat Hoberg, 3B -
Right-hander Adrian Sampson dominated the Oakland Athletics with the first complete game of his career Saturday night, pitching the Texas Rangers to a 3-1 win in the nightcap of a double-header to complete a day/night sweep in Arlington, Texas.
Tim Federowicz hit a three-run home run one day after being acquired in a trade, helping the Rangers break open a close game en route to a 10-5 victory in the opener.
Sampson (5-3) won his fifth consecutive start with a brilliant effort, holding the A's to one run on four hits. He walked one, struck out seven and retired the last 12 batters he faced.
He threw a career-high 109 pitches.
The 27-year-old with no wins in two previous seasons and no previous start longer than seven innings has allowed just seven runs in 31 2/3 innings during his 5-0 run.
The complete game was just the 10th in the American League this season.
The only run Sampson allowed came on a one-out home run by Mark Canha, his 10th of the season, in the fourth inning.
A's right-hander Chris Bassitt (3-2) took a 1-0 lead into the fifth, but saw the Rangers tie the game on consecutive one-out singles by Danny Santana, Ronald Guzman and Jeff Mathis.
After Shin-Soo Choo was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Delino DeShields gave Texas the lead for good with a sacrifice fly.
The Rangers gave Sampson a two-run cushion in the sixth when, with two outs, Rougned Odor walked and Santana brought him home with a triple.
That ended Bassitt's night. He was charged with three runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out five.
Bassitt had thrown five shutout innings in a 6-1 win over the Rangers in April.
Santana had two hits for the Rangers, who improved to 7-3 on their 11-game homestand.
Other than Canha's homer, Oakland's three hits off Sampson were singles by Marcus Semien, Robbie Grossman and Ramon Laureano.
The Rangers outhit the A's 5-4.
--Field Level Media
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