Perez had a two-hitter after six innings but saw the first three A's reach and score as Renato Nunez connected for his first career homer.
While there will be no postseason for Texas, the season will end with a confident Perez. It was fun, the last two months, and it gives a lot of wins to my team.
He previously hit 22 home runs with the Cleveland Indians in 2010 and with the Rangers in 2015.
Texas, which had also lost seven straight games to Oakland, jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first after Shin-Soo Choo and Elvis Andrus reached base ahead of Nomar Mazara.
Choo's homer in the Rangers' three-run third was his 22nd of the season, tying his career-high. Rookie Willie Calhoun added an RBI single in the fifth as Texas collected five hits in the frame. The first three Oakland batters in the seventh reached and scored. "The home run was his undoing". He struck out two and walked two. "He (Perez) built tonight onto what he's done in the second half".
Oakland threatened in the eighth, but Jake Diekman struck out Nunez with the bases loaded.
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Thornton said that the success of this pressure strategy will depend on cooperation from worldwide partners, especially Beijing. The United States has pressed China to use its economic leverage to force North Korea into giving up its nuclear ambitions.
Alex Claudio worked a scoreless ninth to pick up his 11th save for Texas. Alcantara is making his third straight spot start, this time as a fill-in for fellow right-hander Jharel Cotton, who has been shut down after dealing with right elbow soreness.
A's manager Bob Melvin said before the game he expected the protest to continue because of Maxwell was committed to it. Not used to throwing that many pitches, but I thought he finished off on a good note. "Whether he's a starter or reliever, he shows back in the mix with us". "I think control was a little bit off", Rangers acting manager Steve Buechele said following the 26-year-old Venezuelan's performance.
The five runs scored are the most the Rangers have scored in a game since they had eight in a September 20 game against Seattle.
The Texas Rangers will look to win game two and go for the sweep on Sunday after winning the opener on Friday.
Oakland finished with seven hits.
The Oakland A's and the Texas Rangers face off in game three of their four game AL West division set on Saturday. He is just the second Texas player to reach the 100-run mark since 2013, joining Ian Desmond who reached 100 runs scored past year.
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