Moreland Returns, Helps Rangers Beat Athletics

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Mitch Moreland returned to the Texas lineup from a side injury and singled home two runs during a five-run sixth as the Rangers defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-2 Monday.

Moreland had two hits and drew a walk. He had not played since straining his left oblique March 18.

Alex Rios and Robinson Chirinos also contributed RBI singles in the Rangers’ big inning.

Alberto Callaspo went 3 for 3 for the A’s and is 12 for 28 (.429) in his past 10 games. John Jaso singled home a run, giving him eight RBIs in his past eight games.

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