Roy Oswalt shuts down A's as Rangers win 6-1

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Roy Oswaltpitches against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at O.co Coliseum Tuesday night. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

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by JANIE McCAULEY

Associated Press

Posted on July 18, 2012 at 12:07 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Roy Oswalt baffled Oakland's batters to beat the Athletics for the first time, and Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre each hit solo home runs in the Texas Rangers' 6-1 victory Tuesday night.

Elvis Andrus, Craig Gentry and Mike Napoli hit RBI singles off Bartolo Colon (6-8) for the AL West-leading Rangers, who snapped the A's four-game winning streak and avenged a June loss to Colon in the Coliseum.

Oswalt (3-1) struck out six and didn't walk anyone in 6 1-3 innings, retiring 15 of the final 17 hitters he faced in his fifth start of the year and first against the A's. The crafty right-hander had never beaten Oakland in two previous outings, including a loss at the Coliseum on June 7, 2002.

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