Andrus homer, Langeliers double help A’s past Rangers 5-1

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By SCHUYLER DIXON

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Elvis Andrus homered against his former team, Shea Langeliers doubled on the first pitch he saw in the big leagues and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 5-1. Oakland ended a nine-game losing streak. Andrus spent his first 12 seasons with Texas before a trade going into last season.

His two-run shot in the seventh inning came in his 31st game against the Rangers.

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Langeliers grew up watching Andrus play shortstop. He lined Kohei Arihara’s pitch in the second inning down the line in left. The Rangers had a three-game winning streak snapped a day after manager Chris Woodward was fired.