Holt, the hero of Texas

Arizona reaches 19 losses in a row after falling at Oakland

Brock Holt singled with two outs to end the game in the 11th. inning and the Texas Rangers defeated the San Francisco Giants 4-3, for their second win in the last 14 games.

Holt hit a hit to center field off left-hander Jake McGee (2-2) after the Giants intentionally walked Isiah Kiner-Falefa to face the left-hander.

Nate Lowe, who hit a pinch-hitting sacrifice fly in the 10th. entrance, started the 11th. in the middle. There were a couple of flies before he scored the run that put the Rangers on the ground for the fourth time this season. Texas is 7-2 in extra innings and ended a 13-game losing streak in interleague play, equaling a major league record.

Brett Martin (1-2), the Rangers’ fourth pitcher, allowed a hit when retiring the extra two innings.

Sammy Long struck out seven in four innings in an excellent major league debut with the Giants, while Jason Vosler and Chadwick Tromp hit back-to-back homers off AL-leading Kyle Gibson.

SEAN MANEA threw a two-hitter in six innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Arizona Diamonds 4-0 for their 19th. consecutive loss away from home.

Mark Canha had two hits and produced two runs for the Athletics, and Jed Lowrie had three hits. The AL West leaders reached six wins in their last seven games.

Manea (5-2) extended his scoring streak to 15 innings. He struck out three enemies and gave away two walks to sign his second win in a row.

Oakland took a 3-0 lead in the second inning, in which Canha hit a two-run triple and scored on Lowrie’s single.

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Arizona center fielder Ketel Marte came close to making a spectacular catch off Kanha’s hit, but the ball bounced off his glove as it hit the wall. The decision was confirmed after reviewing the replay.

JOC PEDERSON and Sergio Alcántara hit home runs, and Jake Arrieta pitched five solid innings to guide the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 win over the San Diego Padres and former teammate Yu Darvish, and clinch two of the three games of the Serie.

The Cubs beat the Padres five times in six games over a 10-day span, including a three-game sweep at Wrigley Field last week.

Darvish (6-2) retired the first nine enemies he faced until Pederson hit a panoramic home run between right and center field to open the fourth inning and tie the score at 1-1.

Darvish had a good performance, but took the loss after the Cubs broke the tie on Anthony Rizzo’s double-play hit in the seventh inning. Darvish opened the inning by walking Ian Happ and allowing Patrick Wisdom to hit right field before Rizzo grounded to second that allowed Happ to reach the register.

Alcantara blew the wall off Emilio Pagán with one out in the eighth inning, his first home run of the season.

Arrieta allowed one run and four hits in five innings, struck out six and walked one. He ended up fanning three enemies in the fifth after Victor Caratini had started the chapter with one hit.

Arrieta allowed Manny Machado’s RBI single in the third inning. — AP

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