Cust Leads Athetics Over Rangers

By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2008 11:37 PM CDT
Oakland Athletics' Jack Cust swings for a base hit off Texas Rangers' Scott Feldman during the second inning of their game yesterday in Oakland.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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(Newser) – Jack Cust's two-run homer in the seventh inning lifted the Oakland Athletics to a 3-1 victory over Texas yesterday, ending the Rangers' four-game winning streak. Santiago Casilla (1-0) threw a scoreless seventh for the win, and has yet to allow a run this season. Rangers' starter Scott Feldman (0-1) gave up three runs and six hits in a career-high 6 1-3 innings.

A's starter Greg Smith gave up German Duran's first major-league home run leading off the third and then retired 12 of the final 14 hitters he faced. Smith gave up one run and three hits. He walked two and struck out a career-high 10. Huston Street pitched the ninth for his ninth save in 10 chances.