AL West-leading A’s hit frenetic stretch with loss in Texas

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Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) makes the throw to first on a double play over Texas Rangers Leody Taveras (65) in the third inning during a baseball game in Arlington, Tex, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)

By SCHUYLER DIXON

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The AL West-leading Oakland Athletics are headed into a frenetic stretch coming off a 6-3 loss in Texas. The A’s split the four-game series with the last-place Rangers. Now Oakland goes to Seattle for a doubleheader that will be part of four games in about 60 hours, in three cities and time zones. The three-day travel binge ends with the start of a two-game series at Colorado on Tuesday. The doubleheader was wedged between the trips to Texas and Denver after a three-game series at the Mariners to start September was postponed over COVID-19 issues.

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