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WATCH: Starling Marte’s 11th-inning blast powers Oakland Athletics past Texas Rangers

Aug 6, 2021; Oakland, California, USA;  Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Chris Bassitt (40) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 6, 2021; Oakland, California, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Chris Bassitt (40) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

Starling Marte produced the Oakland Athletics’ second consecutive walk-off win Friday night, bombing a three-run homer run in the 11th inning to end a 4-1 victory over the visiting Texas Rangers.

The win came on the heels of a 5-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, when Marte set the stage for Matt Olson’s game-winning double with a 10th-inning single.

This time, with Olson waiting on deck, Marte followed a Mark Canha hit-by-pitch with his shot to left field, also scoring automatic runner Tony Kemp from second base.

Canha’s plunking was his 20th of the season, tying the Athletics’ single-season record shared by Don Baylor and Jason Kendall.

The homer, Marte’s ninth of the season, came off the Rangers’ sixth pitcher, Jimmy Herget (0-1), and gave Oakland 10 walk-off wins this season.

A’s relievers Andrew Chafin and Yusmeiro Petit (8-1) both pitched 1-2-3 extra innings to prevent the Rangers’ automatic runners from scoring.

The walk-off loss was the Rangers’ sixth of the season. They fell to 8-7 in extra-innings games and took their fourth consecutive defeat overall.

Both starting pitchers performed well, but neither got a decision.

Rangers right-hander Mike Foltynewicz limited the A’s to one run on two hits in six innings, striking out three and walking two.

One of the two hits was a ground-rule double by Olson, leading off the fourth inning in a scoreless tie. Two walks later, he scored when Foltynewicz got Mitch Moreland to ground into a double play.

The Rangers responded immediately with their only run off A’s righty Chris Bassitt. Isaiah Kiner-Falefa drove in the tying run with a two-out single, scoring Curtis Terry, who had doubled one out earlier.

Bassitt was pulled after seven innings, having allowed five hits and one run. He struck out eight without issuing a walk.

Marte finished with two of Oakland’s four hits as the A’s improved to 6-3 in extra-inning affairs.

Kiner-Falefa had three of Texas’ six hits on a night when infielder Yonny Hernandez recorded his first major league hit with a third-inning single. The hit came in his second game and fourth plate appearance.

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