Mathias caps big night with HR in 9th as Rangers edge A’s

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Texas Rangers' Mark Mathias, center, is welcomed at home plate by teammates after hitting a game-ending home run in the team's 8-7 win in a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mark Mathias hit a solo home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth for his second homer, third extra-base hit and fourth RBI of the game as the Texas Rangers rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Oakland Athletics 8-7 on Tuesday night.

Mathias pulled the ball over the left-field fence off Joel Payamps, who came on in the ninth.

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Brock Burke, the last of three Texas pitchers, threw two scoreless innings to earn the win. Rookie Dermis Garcia had a three-run home run and career-high four RBI for the A’s.