Marte’s 4 hits lead Oakland to a 6-3 win, sweep of Rangers

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Oakland Athletics center fielder Starling Marte (2) gestures to his dugout after hitting safely for the fourth time in a baseball game during the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Starling Marte went 4 for 5 with an RBI, Seth Brown homered and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 to complete a three-game sweep. Sean Murphy and Jed Lowrie each drove in two runs for Oakland. The A’s won their fourth straight to move into the top AL wild-card spot. Isiah Kiner-Falefa homered for Texas. The Rangers have lost 14 in a row on the road. That’s two shy of the franchise record.