(Sports Network) - Vladimir Guerrero homered and drove in four runs as the Rangers moved ever closer to a coveted AL West crown with a thorough 10-3 win over second-place Oakland at the Coliseum.
Jeff Francoeur had three hits, two RBI and scored twice and Julio Borbon added a pair of hits with two driven in for Texas, which bounced back from a loss in the opener of this four-game set to cut its magic number to two over the Athletics.
Texas is searching for its first playoff berth in 11 years since claiming a division title back in 1999.
Tommy Hunter (13-4) went only 5 1/3 innings, but limited the A's to one run and six hits to win for the first time in four starts.
Oakland's Bobby Cramer (2-1) received his first big-league loss for allowing four runs on eight hits over six innings. Jeremy Hermida went 4-for-4 with an RBI in the loss, the second in three games for the A's.