Davis homers twice, Crisp goes deep as A's beat Rangers 6-4

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Matt Bush, right, reacts as Oakland Athletics' Coco Crisp runs the bases on a home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Khris Davis homered twice, Coco Crisp also went deep and the Oakland Athletics beat the AL West-leading Texas Rangers 6-4 on Wednesday night.

The A's have won four consecutive series for the first time since May 2014.

Crisp's two-run homer in the eighth, on a 99 mph fastball from Matt Bush (3-2), put the A's up 4-3. Davis added another two-run shot, his 25th homer of the season, later in the inning to chase the hard-throwing reliever.

Oakland is 9-4 since the All-Star break. The A's took two of three games in Texas, where they have gone 6-0-1 in their last seven series.

Ryan Dull (5-2) threw 1 1-3 perfect innings in relief of Sean Manaea, who struck out nine without a walk in 6 2-3 innings. Ryan Madson worked the ninth for his 22nd save in 28 chances, two nights after giving up Adrian Beltre's game-ending homer in the series opener.

Rangers starter Yu Darvish, winless in his last nine starts against Oakland, stuck out six without a walk and departed with a 3-2 lead after six innings.

Davis had his 10th career multihomer game, and fourth this season – he hit three homers at home against the Rangers on May 17.

Crisp started the game with a triple into the right-field corner and scored on Jed Lowrie's sacrifice fly. Davis' two-out homer in the first put Oakland up 2-0 before Darvish retired 16 of the last 18 batters he faced.

Ian Desmond hit his 20th homer for the Rangers, a two-run shot in the fifth that put them ahead 3-2. That came two innings after the All-Star center fielder had a two-out double and scored on Beltre's single.

NEW ARMS

The Rangers acquired right-hander Lucas Harrell and left-hander Dario Alvarez from the Atlanta Braves for minor league infielder Travis Demeritte. Harrell could start Sunday for Texas, and Alvarez could be in the bullpen as early as Thursday.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: LHP Rich Hill, who hasn't started since July 17 because of a persistent blister on his finger, will throw Friday without covering the blister. Manager Bob Melvin is ''semi-optimistic'' that Hill can pitch Sunday. If not, Sonny Gray will start the series finale at Cleveland. … Lefty reliever Sean Doolittle, who missed his 28th game because of a strained left shoulder, is playing catch at 75 feet.

Rangers: Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder will have his season-ending surgery Friday to repair a herniated disk in his neck. The surgery will be performed in Dallas by Dr. Drew Dossett, who two years ago did a cervical fusion of two disks just below the area that is bothering Fielder now.

UP NEXT

Athletics: After playing 13 consecutive days since the All-Star break, the A's are off Thursday before opening a three-game series in Cleveland on Friday night.

Rangers: Cole Hamels, 18-3 in 32 starts for Texas since coming in a trade from Philadelphia last July, pitches the opener of a four-game home series against Kansas City. The lefty beat the Royals on the road Saturday, when he was also matched up against right-hander Yordano Ventura (6-8).