I felt really confident going out there. I’m thankful I got the opportunity. Tejeda had a chance to give the Rangers a lead in the eighth, as he batted with bases loaded an one out.
Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson had to explain himself after making a gesture that looked like a Nazi salute following his team's 6-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday. Christenson can be seen on video with his arm stretched out at a 45-degree angle as players left the field and exchanged elbow bumps to celebrate the win. A's relief pitcher Liam Hendriks stopped by Christenson and forced the coach's arm down.
The Oakland Athletics are on a roll with the rival Houston Astros coming to town at last. Matt Olson homered to back Mike Fiers' first win of the season and the A's beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 on Thursday for their sixth straight victory and a series sweep. Khris Davis added a two-run single, Mark Canha had an RBI single and Stephen Piscotty a sacrifice fly as the balanced, first-place A's won again with Houston on its way.