For the first time in five games, the Rangers did not allow an unearned run, helping them break a four-game losing streak with Sunday's 7-3 win over the Angels. In the previous four games, the Rangers committed seven errors and surrendered nine unearned runs as they were outscored 35-15 between a pair of losses to the Mariners and two more to the Angels. The Rangers have given up 30 unearned runs this season, tying them with the Giants for most in the Major Leagues. In fact, 13.5 percent of the runs the Rangers have allowed this year have been unearned. When the Rangers' position players committed three errors, grounded into three double plays, left 10 men on base, and went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position in Saturday night's 3-2 loss to the Angels, it marked the first time that had happened in team history. The Rangers were much improved on Sunday, going 4-for-16 with runners in scoring position while not committing an error or grounding into a double play. They did leave 14 men on base, however. Athletics: Weeks day-to-day with hip strain
Second baseman Jemile Weeks is day-to-day after sustaining a left hip injury in Saturday's 9-3 win over the Royals. Weeks was 2-for-2 before exiting and had been riding a season-high nine game hitting streak. Weeks was used a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning on Sunday, grounding out to end the game. Weeks leads the American League with four triples and is tied for fourth with 10 stolen bases. He hasn't recorded a RBI in his last 25 games but, after batting .186 in April, Weeks hit .250 in May. Weeks has four hits in seven at-bats in June, including a double and a triple. Worth Noting
When Colin Cowgill threw out Jeff Franceour at home Saturday, the Athletics broke a tie with the Rangers for most outfield assists in the Major Leagues. After having 21 outfield assists last season, the Athletics have 12 this season while the Rangers have 11.
Oakland is the last AL West city the Rangers have visited this season. The previous two times they faced the Athletics were in Arlington. The Rangers are 2-4 this season against AL West teams on the road.