By MICHAEL WAGAMAN
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brad Miller hit a key single within the eighth inning that drove in two runs after a replay evaluation initiated by the umpires, and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 2-0. The successful rally began when Adolis Garcia and Willie Calhoun chased Frankie Montas with consecutive one-out singles. After Domingo Acevedo retired pinch-hitter Jonah Heim on a groundout, Miller lined a 1-1 pitch to left. Garcia scored simply however pinch-runner Eli White was thrown out at dwelling by a robust throw from Tony Kemp. The umpires initiated a crew chief evaluation and overturned the preliminary name, ruling A’s catcher Sean Murphy illegally blocked the plate. A’s supervisor Mark Kotsay protested in between innings and was ejected.