Seager HR, Smith inside-park shot send Rangers past A’s 10-8

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Texas Rangers Josh Smith slides safely into home plate for an inside-the-park home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Arlington, Texas, Monday, July 11, 2022. Rangers' Leody Taveras also scored on the play. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager homered in a career-best fourth consecutive game, rookie Josh Smith’s first home run in the big leagues was an inside-the-park shot and the Texas Rangers held on to beat the Oakland Athletics 10-8.

Seager led off the fifth inning with his 20th homer.

Smith’s one-out liner in the sixth skipped past sliding center fielder Ramón Laureano and rolled to the warning track. The A’s cut an eight-run deficit to two in the eighth, keyed by Laureano’s two-run homer and Chad Pinder’s three-run shot.