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Oakland Nips Texas in Extra-Innings

Rob Carr/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Oakland Athletics catcher George Kottaras hit a leadoff homer in the top of the tenth inning, leading the A's (87-67) to a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers (91-63) Tuesday night.

"To do that, to help the team in that matter, was huge for me," said Kottaras. "Went up there looking for a fastball and I got deep in the count and he threw one I could handle."

The win moves Oakland within four games of Texas for first place in the AL West.

The two teams play each other five more times before the season is complete.

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