Semien reaches base 6 times, A's roll past Rangers 12-3

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Semien reaches base 6 times, A's roll past Rangers 12-3
Semien reaches base 6 times, A's roll past Rangers 12-3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Semien hit his 32nd home run and reached base six times, and the Oakland Athletics routed the Texas Rangers 12-3 on Saturday night to maintain their two-game lead in the AL wild card race. Sean Manaea allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings after being staked to a big lead early to win his third straight. Matt Chapman drove in two runs and had two hits, both coming as part of a seven-run first inning. Mark Canha also went deep and scored three times as Oakland won its fourth straight. The A's (94-61) lead Tampa Bay (92-63) in the chase for the top AL wild card. The Rays beat Boston on a walkoff home run in the 11th inning earlier Saturday. Semien singled in the first,

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