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The Rangers lost yet another series to the Oakland Athletics, as the fell 9-3 Sunday night.

With Miles Mikolas walking Jed Lowrie and Eric Sogard back-to-back, two men were on for former Ranger Craig Gentry. Though Gentry hit into a fielder's choice, a throwing error by Mikolas allowed Sogard to be safe at second, and Lowrie to score for the first run of the day. John Jaso singled to score Sogard, and then Stephen Vogt doubled to score Gentry. A double from Yoenis Cespedes would score Jaso and Vogt, bringing Oakland's lead over Texas to 5-0 in the second inning.

'It was inconsistency of our pitcher in the second inning that caused the issue tonight' said manager Ron Washington. 'Just got a little erratic and we ended up paying for it.'

The Rangers however, would not be shutout, as they quickly responded with two runs of their own in the bottom of the second. Adam Rosales followed a Chris Gimenez single with a two-run blast to left field, bringing the score to 5-2.

The A's tacked on a few more runs in the fifth, as Josh Donaldson lead off with a single. Jed Lowrie hit a line drive at Mikolas, who quickly recovered to get the ball to first base. Lowrie was originally called safe, but Washington challenged the call, and Lowrie was out, but advanced the runner nonetheless. Sogard doubled to score Donaldson, and Gentry walked to put two on for Jaso, who would double to clear the bases.

Mikolas was lights out in his last start against the Yankees, but seemed to lack control during the early innings of Sunday night's game. This inconsistency has been a problem for the Rangers as a whole during the 2014 season, as only three pitches have been able to win back-to-back games. For Mikolas, he says that his problems are mechanical and that he is working to break them.

'Struggled with my control a little bit today, think I fell into some of the bad habits that we had been working on correcting' said Mikolas. 'Few mechanical tweaks that we made. Transitioned well in New York and fell back tonight.'

One final run was produced for Oakland in the sixth, as Cespedes singled and then scored on a single from Josh Reddick. The Rangers last run would come in the eighth, off a solo home run from Adrian Beltre.

Other than pitching and offense, the Rangers have struggled with playing consistently at home. Texas has only won 19 games at home this year, the fewest in club history through 50 games at home.

'The major leagues is about being consistent, and we haven't been able to do that' said Washington. 'I don't get frustrated, but we had some opportunities and we just didn't deliver.'

Yu Darvish takes the mound for the Rangers Monday for game one of a three game series against Derek Jeter and the Yankees. Game time is slated for 7:05 p.m. CT.

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