ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - John Jaso drove in three runs, helping Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 Sunday night.
Jaso had a run-scoring single during Oakland's five-run second inning and added a two-run double in the fifth.
The Athletics' first three batters - Jaso, Stephen Vogt and Yoenis Cespedes - each had a double and a single, and Josh Reddick added three singles.
Kazmir (12-3) moved into a tie for the American League lead while allowing seven hits in five innings. He walked two and struck out two.
Adam Rosales had a two-run homer in the second, and Adrian Beltre added a solo shot off reliever Evan Scribner in the eighth.
Miles Mikolas (1-3) allowed seven earned runs on seven hits and four walks in 4 2-3 innings.