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6:15 AM, Jul 2, 2012   |    comments
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ARLINGTON, TX - Travis Blackley tossed seven innings of one- run ball as the Oakland Athletics avoided a four-game sweep at the hands of the Texas Rangers with a 3-1 win.

Blackley (2-2) gave up seven hits with no walks and three strikeouts for the Athletics, who had dropped the first three games of this set. Brandon Moss hit a solo home run and Derek Norris drove in a run in the win.

Elvis Andrus drove in the only run of the game for the Rangers, who had a five-game winning streak stopped. Yu Darvish (10-5) was touched for three runs on five hits with three walks and 11 strikeouts over seven innings to have a three-start winning streak stopped.

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