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AL West Leading Rangers Take On A's

The Texas Rangers get their first look at Oakland Athletics rookie starter Jarrod Parker.

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 05:  Scott Feldman #39 of the Texas Rangers throws against the Cleveland Indians at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on August 5, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.Texas Rangers  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 05: Scott Feldman #39 of the Texas Rangers throws against the Cleveland Indians at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on August 5, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.Texas Rangers (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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It wasn't long ago that the Oakland A's were sitting in second place in the AL West behind the Texas Rangers. But 10 losses in Oakland's last 11 games now has the team in last place as it squares off with Texas on Monday.

Taking the hill for Texas is Scott Feldman (0-3, 4.50 ERA), who hasn't had much success in his career against Oakland. The right-hander is 3-5 with a 5.65 ERA in 17 appearances against the Athletics.

The Rangers will get their first shot at Oakland rookie Jarrod Parker (1-2, 2.88 ERA). Parker has allowed two runs or less in all but one of his seven starts this season.

Game Date/Time: Monday, June 4, 9:05 p.m. CT

Location: O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California

TV: Fox Sports Southwest

Radio: 103.3 ESPN

Online Streaming: MLB.tv

Read more about the Rangers at Lone Star Ball, and for more on the A's head over to Athletics Nation. Check out Baseball Nation for additional news and notes around Major League Baseball.

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