OAKLAND, Calif. — Gio Gonzalez threw 6 2-3 scoreless innings and Kurt Suzuki homered to help the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 6-0 on Tuesday night.
Mark Ellis added three hits and three RBIs as the A's beat Texas a second straight night. Michael Young extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a double in the eighth but the Rangers lost for the third time in four games.
Gonzalez (3-2) took a no-hitter into the fifth before giving up a two-out hit to David Murphy. He retired 14 in a row to that point.
Derek Holland (4-7) gave up four runs and four hits with four walks over 4 1-3 innings. He struck out four.
Suzuki hit his seventh home run of the season, a solo shot, with one out in the first. Ellis added RBI singles in the second, fourth and eighth, Cliff Pennington drove in a run in the eighth and Scott Hairston hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth.
Gonzalez walked Young with one out in the first and allowed one Ranger to venture further than second base.
Jack Cust made a nice running catch just before hitting the right field wall to end the fourth, the closest the Rangers were to a hit until Murphy's sharp single.
NOTES: Rangers LHP Eddie Guardado appeared in his 900th game, pitching a scoreless seventh. He's the fifth left-hander to appear in as many games, and ranks third among active pitchers in games. ... The Rangers have lost six of their last nine road games. ... A's LHP Dallas Braden has a rash on his left ankle that has swollen, putting his Wednesday start in jeopardy. ... Rangers OF Nelson Cruz sprained his left ankle on the final play of Monday night's 3-2 loss and is listed as day-to-day.