Santana keys 8th-inning rally, Rangers stun A's 8-7

Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus stands on third celebrating his run-scoring triple as base coach Tony Beasley, umpire Jansen Visconti and Oakland Athletic

Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus stands on third celebrating his run-scoring triple as base coach Tony Beasley, umpire Jansen Visconti and Oakland Athletic

Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus celebrates after  stealing home during a Logan Forsythe at-bat in the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland

Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus celebrates after stealing home during a Logan Forsythe at-bat in the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland

Texas Rangers third baseman Asdrubal Cabrera lands atop Oakland Athletics' Ramon Laureano who advanced to the bag on a Josh Phegley run-scoring single

Texas Rangers third baseman Asdrubal Cabrera lands atop Oakland Athletics' Ramon Laureano who advanced to the bag on a Josh Phegley run-scoring single

Oakland Athletics left fielder Robbie Grossman positions himself under a Texas Rangers' Asdrubal Cabrera fly-out in the fourth inning of a baseball ga

Oakland Athletics left fielder Robbie Grossman positions himself under a Texas Rangers' Asdrubal Cabrera fly-out in the fourth inning of a baseball ga

Oakland Athletics right fielder Stephen Piscotty falls to the plate after fouling the ball off his left foot on a pitch from Texas Rangers' Jesse Chav

Oakland Athletics right fielder Stephen Piscotty falls to the plate after fouling the ball off his left foot on a pitch from Texas Rangers' Jesse Chav

Texas Rangers right fielder Nomar Mazara watches a fans reach out for a Oakland Athletics' Khris Davis double in the first inning of a baseball game i

Texas Rangers right fielder Nomar Mazara watches a fans reach out for a Oakland Athletics' Khris Davis double in the first inning of a baseball game i

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Danny Santana had a two-run, pinch-hit triple and scored the go-ahead run during a four-run eighth inning, lifting the Texas Rangers over the Oakland Athletics 8-7 Sunday.

Santana tripled into the gap in right-center to tie it at 7, then scored on Delino DeShields' bunt single two batters later. Santana, in his sixth major league season, was called up from Triple-A on Saturday to replace Rougned Odor, who was placed on the 10-day injured list.

Jeffrey Springs (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth, and José Leclerc struck out three in the ninth for his third save.

Joakim Soria (0-2) got one out in the eighth and was charged with four runs.

Oakland starter Brett Anderson allowed three runs in six innings.

Stephen Piscotty and Matt Chapman hit solo homers for the A's. They have 36 homers and went into Sunday second in the majors to Seattle with 38.

Khris Davis, the major league leader in home runs with 10, nearly homered for the fourth straight game. His first-inning opposite-field double came about one foot short of clearing the fence.

Texas starter Adrian Sampson allowed seven runs in four innings during his first start of the season after getting an extra day of rest following Saturday's rainout. Sampson moved into the rotation to replace Edinson Vólquez, who's on the 60-day injured list with a right elbow sprain.

Oakland took a 7-2 lead with a four-run rally in the fourth inning after Sampson retired the first two batters.

Elvis Andrus was a double shy of the cycle for his ninth multihit game this season. Andrus also had his club-record fifth steal of home plate, coming on a pickoff throw to first base by Anderson.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: LHP Sean Manaea (February shoulder surgery) is throwing out to 120 feet.

Rangers: LHP Mason Englert, the team's fourth-round pick in last June's amateur draft, had Tommy John surgery Friday. Englert was drafted out of Forney High School, about 40 miles from the Rangers' home ballpark.

UP NEXT

Athletics: RHP Marco Estrada (0-1, 4.87 ERA) will start Tuesday at home against Houston. Estrada allowed six runs in his previous outing after giving up six runs total in his previous three starts.

Rangers: RHP Shelby Miller (0-1, 9.53 ERA) was also pushed back a day after Saturday's rainout and will start the series opener at home against the Angels on Monday. Miller pitched 5 2/3 total innings in his previous two starts. He's working on seven days of rest, allowing four runs in two innings last Sunday in a 7-2 loss to the Angels.

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