Rangers 3, Athletics 1
ARLINGTON, Texas — David Murphy and Adrian Beltre homered in a three-run first inning, Ross Wolf was strong in his first major-league start and the Rangers avoided a sweep. Wolf, 30, was making his first big-league appearance since Oct. 1, 2010, as a reliever with Athletics. He retired the first nine hitters and finished with five sharp innings. Neal Cotts preserved Wolf's lead by striking out the side with no outs and two runners on in the sixth.