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Oakland 4, Texas 1
When: 9:40 PM ET, Friday, August 6, 2021
Where: RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland, California
Temperature: 72°
Umpires: Home - Sean Barber, 1B - Chris Guccione, 2B - Ramon De Jesus, 3B - Alan Porter
Attendance: 9022

Starling Marte produced the Oakland Athletics' second consecutive walk-off win Friday night, bombing a three-run homer run in the 11th inning to end a 4-1 victory over the visiting Texas Rangers.

The win came on the heels of a 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, when Marte set the stage for Matt Olson's game-winning double with a 10th-inning single.

This time, with Olson waiting on deck, Marte followed a Mark Canha hit-by-pitch with his shot to left field, also scoring automatic runner Tony Kemp from second base.

Canha's plunking was his 20th of the season, tying the Athletics' single-season record shared by Don Baylor and Jason Kendall.

The homer, Marte's ninth of the season, came off the Rangers' sixth pitcher, Jimmy Herget (0-1), and gave Oakland 10 walk-off wins this season.

A's relievers Andrew Chafin and Yusmeiro Petit (8-1) both retired the Rangers 1-2-3 in extra innings to prevent the automatic runners from scoring.

The walk-off loss was the Rangers' sixth of the season. They fell to 8-7 in extra-innings games and took their fourth consecutive defeat overall.

Both starting pitchers performed well, but neither got a decision.

Rangers right-hander Mike Foltynewicz limited the A's to one run on two hits in six innings, striking out three and walking two.

One of the two hits was a ground-rule double by Olson, leading off the fourth inning in a scoreless tie. Two walks later, he scored when Foltynewicz got Mitch Moreland to ground into a double play.

The Rangers responded immediately with their only run off A's righty Chris Bassitt. Isiah Kiner-Falefa drove in the tying run with a two-out single, scoring Curtis Terry, who had doubled one out earlier.

Bassitt was pulled after seven innings, having allowed five hits and one run. He struck out eight without issuing a walk.

Marte finished with two of Oakland's four hits as the A's improved to 6-3 in extra-inning affairs.

Kiner-Falefa had three of Texas' six hits on a night when infielder Yonny Hernandez recorded his first major league hit with a third-inning single. The hit came in his second game and fourth plate appearance.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Texas   Oakland
Mike Foltynewicz Player Chris Bassitt
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 7.0
2 Strikeouts 8
2 Hits 5
1.50 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Texas   Oakland
Isiah Kiner-Falefa Player Starling Marte
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 3
0 HR 1
4 TB 5
.600 Avg .400
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 6 0 8 .158 15 13 1 0 1 0
Oakland 4 1 8 .129 15 7 3 4 0 0