Three hits, first stolen base for Adduci


ARLINGTON, Texas -- When the Oakland A's scratched scheduled right-handed starter Jarrod Parker due to illness and replaced him with lefty Tommy Milone, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington removed two of his left-handed hitters for right-handed swingers.

But the manager stuck with Jim Adduci, and the rookie first baseman came through with three of Texas’ 10 hits and a stolen base, the first of his big league career.

“He decided to leave me in, and I was able to get a few [hits] to fall in," Adduci said.

Martin Perez: The Rangers’ 22-year-old lefty held the A's to three runs in 6⅓ innings. He said the lack of run support does not interfere with his work on the mound.

“We don’t hit, but it’s coming," said Perez, now 9-5 with a 3.64 ERA. "I go out there and do my job."

Solo home runs by Josh Donaldson in the first and Chris Young in the third proved Perez’s downfall.

“It was a slider to Donaldson, and he went down and got it," Perez said.

Young’s drive into the A’s bullpen was measured at 412 feet.

Adrian Beltre: The Rangers' cleanup hitter shook off a 9-for-39 slump (.205) with two singles. He overtook Manny Machado for the AL lead in hits with 184.

Alexi Ogando: His scoreless, five-out outing was spoiled only by a walk. Ogando lowered his ERA to 3.23.

Losing by the numbers: The Rangers have dropped six straight games, six straight series and seven straight games at home, matching their longest streak at Rangers Ballpark. Texas was held without a home run for the sixth straight game, also equaling a team record at Rangers Ballpark. The Rangers have trailed 34 consecutive innings dating back to Wednesday and never led during the entirety of the six-game homestand.