Wandy Rodriguez

A's get to Gallardo in fifth, beat Rangers, 5-3

ARLINGTON, Texas Left-handers Sean Nolin and Vidal Nuno are a combined 5-19 in their major leaguer careers. They are the type of pitchers that contenders usually paste.

They are 2-0 against the Rangers in the last week.

Nolin, an Oakland rookie, continued Saturday night what Nuno and others started. The Rangers scored only one run in 52/3 innings against Nolin on the way to a 5-3 loss to Oakland at Globe Life Park.

The Athletics scored all their runs in the fifth inning on two homers against starter Yovani Gallardo. The Rangers are increasingly hard pressed to match that type of output when facing a left-handed starter.

Nuno, with Seattle,...