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Rangers hold off A's, add to AL West cushion

Rangers hold off A's, add to AL West cushion

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Sep 27, 2012
Ian Kinsler got Texas started with a leadoff homer, Matt Harrison earned his 18th victory and the AL West-leading Rangers held on to win 9-7 Thursday for a four-game split with the chasing Oakland Athletics.
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    Texas scored five runs in the first inning and held on to beat Oakland 9-7.