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Straily, Cespedes push A's past Rangers 1-0

Published On: May 21 2013 10:14:21 PM CDT
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ARLINGTON, Texas -

Rookie right-hander Dan Straily pitched seven scoreless innings and Yoenis Cespedes homered as the Oakland Athletics won their fifth straight game, 1-0 over the Texas Rangers and Yu Darvish on Tuesday night.
    
Straily (2-2) gave up only two singles while facing 22 batters, just one over the minimum for his seven innings. He struck out five.
    
Even with consecutive wins to start the three-game series, Oakland still trails the Rangers by 4½ games in the AL West.
    
Darvish (7-2) had won all five of his previous starts this season when pitching after a Texas loss.
    
The Japanese right-hander struck out five, but walked three and hit a batter while giving up five hits in six innings. With the help of a couple of defensive plays, the only run he allowed came when Cespedes homered to straightaway center in the third.