Fiers, A's rout Rangers 8-0, maintain 2-game wild card lead

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Fiers, A's rout Rangers 8-0, maintain 2-game wild card lead
Fiers, A's rout Rangers 8-0, maintain 2-game wild card lead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Fiers wants to show he can confidently take the ball in a wild-card game and pitch the Oakland Athletics into the AL Division Series. Fiers struck out five and didn't walk a batter over eight dominant innings to win for the first time in four starts. The Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 8-0 on Friday night to maintain a two-game lead for the top AL wild card. "I guess his elbow's OK," manager Bob Melvin said. Chad Pinder hit a three-run homer in the second inning and Mark Canha also connected as the A's (93-61) kept their margin over Cleveland and Tampa Bay (91-63). Oakland is a season-best 32 games over .500. Fiers (15-4) allowed two hits and faced the minimum,

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