Semien homers, Oakland Athletics beat Texas Rangers

Athletics' Marcus Semien hits a home run during a baseball game on Friday, May 13, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Marcus Semien homered in support of Sean Manaea, who allowed four hits over 6 2/3 innings, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 on Monday night.

Khris Davis and Billy Butler drove in runs for the A's, who won for the third time in four games following a five-game losing skid.

Drew Stubbs drove in a run for the Rangers, who lost for just the third time in 10 games.

Manaea (1-1) earned his first major-league victory in his fourth career start. He entered the game with a gaudy 11.37 ERA. He gave up a run, walked one and struck out two.

Texas starter Derek Holland (3-3) turned in a quality start, though the one bad inning cost him. He gave up two runs and three hits over six innings. Holland walked one and struck out one and is winless over his last three starts.

Manaea retired 18 of the first 21 batters he faced and never had to labor through an inning. The left-hander, the A's No. 2 prospect, gave up eight runs in 2 2/3 innings in his last start, against the Boston Red Sox.

Holland took a no-hitter into the fourth and then got himself in trouble by hitting Billy Burns with a pitch and walking Danny Valencia sandwiched around a single by Josh Reddick. Davis hit a sacrifice fly and Butler followed with a single.

Semien hit his 10th home run, a solo shot off Luke Jackson that sailed over the fence in center field. Jackson was making his season debut.

Ryan Madson recorded the final three outs for his 11th save in as many chances.
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