Updated: Tuesday, 05 Jun 2012, 2:18 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 05 Jun 2012, 1:57 PM EDT
OAKLAND, Calif. - Rookie Jarrod Parker held Texas hitless until the eighth inning and Brandon Inge drove in four runs in Oakland's eight-run second inning as the Athletics beat the Rangers 12-1 on Monday night.
Parker (2-2) easily worked his way through baseball's highest-scoring offense in his ninth career start before Michael Young grounded a single through the middle for Texas' first hit leading off the eighth.
Parker got a warm ovation from the crowd of 10,120 and then recovered to get out of the inning on two more pitches -- a popup by Nelson Cruz and an inning-ending double play from David Murphy. That ended the night for Parker, who allowed one hit, walked three and struck out six.
Parker was the no. 9 overall pick in the MLB draft out of Norwell high school by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007. He was traded this past off-season to Oakland.
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