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Rangers score five in 8th, come back to nip A's 8-6

Jonah Heim hit a two-run home run with two outs in the eighth to cap a five-run rally, lifting the Texas Rangers past the Oakland Athletics, 8-6, on Saturday.
Credit: AP
Texas Rangers' Jason Martin (50) congratulates Jonah Heim (28) after he hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning in a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Oakland. (AP Photo/Scot Tucker)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jonah Heim hit a two-run home run with two outs in the eighth to cap a five-run rally, lifting the Texas Rangers past the Oakland Athletics, 8-6, on Saturday. 

Trailing 6-2 after being held down by starter Cole Irvin, the Rangers took advantage of the A’s struggling bullpen. DJ Peters hit a two-run home run and Yohel Pozo added an RBI double off Sergio Romo before Heim’s homer on an 0-2 pitch from Andrew Chafin (1-3).

It’s the sixth time in 76 games this season that the Rangers have come back to win after trailing going into the eighth.