Joakim Soria got the final two outs of the eighth and then sailed through a 1-2-3 ninth for his second save.
The Rangers jumped right on A’s starter Sean Manaea when Shin-Soo Choo smacked the first pitch of the game for a solo home run, his third of the season.
Olson put the A’s on top against Rangers starter Kyle Gibson with a two-run shot in the last of the first, before Texas knocked Manaea from the box in a three-run fourth that produced a 4-2 lead.
Nick Solak had an RBI double, Isiah Kiner-Falefa a run-scoring single and Rob Refsnyder a sacrifice fly to account for the three runs.
Manaea was charged with all four Texas runs on six hits in 3 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out five.
Burch Smith came on to throw 3 1/3 innings of no-hit relief to set the pace for an A’s relief effort that limited the Rangers to just one hit over the final 5 2/3 innings. Smith, McFarland and Soria combined to strike out eight.
Gibson left with a lead after six innings, having allowed three runs and four hits. He walked two and struck out nine.
Laureano’s homer, his third of the season, came off Gibson in the fifth and got the A’s within 4-3.
Kemp joined Olson with two hits for the A’s. Elvis Andrus and Todd Frazier collected two hits apiece for the Rangers, who matched Oakland with seven hits.
–Field Level Media