A's late homers sink Rangers in 10

The Rangers' 40-something relievers gave up late home runs as the A's rallied for a 5-4, 10-inning home victory Monday afternoon.

Rangers starter Derek Holland left with a lead after seven innings, but Josh Willingham homered off 41-year-old Arthur Rhodes in the eighth inning to tie it.

Rookie Cody Eppley pitched a scoreless ninth for the Rangers, but Hideki Matsui belted the first pitch from 40-year-old Darren Oliver in the bottom of the 10th for a walk-off home run to right field.

The Rangers had a chance to score in the top of the 10th after loading the bases on three walks, but pinch-hitter Yorvit Torrealba struck out.

The A's took three games in the four-game series and knocked the Rangers a half-game behind Los Angeles in the AL West pending the Angels' game against Boston tonight. Third-place Oakland is only one game behind Texas, which has lost six of its last eight games.

Holland allowed three runs, two earned, on eight hits and two walks in seven innings. He struck out four and threw 103 pitches before leaving with a 4-3 lead.

The Rangers head to Seattle for a three-game series starting Tuesday night.