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Following stinger scare, Mike Fiers delivers dominant start in Athletics win over Rangers

OAKLAND — The A’s beat the Rangers, 8-0, on Friday night. They remain two games ahead of Tampa Bay and Cleveland for the first wild card spot.

Chad Pinder hit his first home run, a three-run jack, since September 6…which was actually registered under the postponed portion of the A’s May 19 game against the Detroit Tigers.

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Miguel Cabrera flares a single into shallow right field, scoring Travis Demeritte to get the Tigers on the board in the bottom of the 3rd

Mark Canha and Marcus Semien hit RBI doubles in the third and fourth innings to extend the A’s lead.