Back-to-back homers pad Rangers' lead

The sunshine has been agreeable to the Rangers this afternoon in Oakland with balls easily flying out of newly renamed Overstock.com Coliseum.

Back-to-back home runs by Nelson Cruz and Mike Napoli have handed the Rangers a 7-2 advantage over the Athletics after six.

Cruz's three-run shot was a towering one to left that just cleared the pole, his seventh homer of the year. Michael Young and Adrian Beltre set the table for the inning with hard singles.

Napoli followed with a drive to center, his sixth homer of the year.

The Rangers could've done more damage, but Oakland escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fourth when Elvis Andrus grounded into a 1-2-3 double play. Ian Kinsler's bloop to the outfield in the previous at-bat was ruled a single, keeping David DeJesus' errorless streak in the outfield intact at 263 games. DeJesus dove for the ball but was unable to make the play.

Josh Willingham homered off Colby Lewis to lead off the bottom of the fourth, but the Rangers starter is still going strong into the seventh.