You can't kill these A's. You just can't. Down to their final out on Wednesday night, Khris Davis launched a two-run homer to give Oakland an eventual 6-5 win over the Rangers.
The homer by Davis, a 421-foot shot into the second deck in right field, was his second of the game. His first, a three-run homer in the seventh inning, cut the Rangers lead to 5-4.
"Honestly, I blacked out," Davis told the media in Texas when asked to describe what he was thinking after his go-ahead homer.
This comeback win comes a night after the A's rallied from a 10-2 deficit to win 13-10. It's the A's fifth straight win and pushes their record to 60-43. They remain 1.5 games behind the Mariners for the second AL Wild Card spot.
"It's awesome. I can't describe how chemistry is a big part of this team. We're having as much fun as we can. We're joking, we're loose. Even if we're down, we're still loose, so I think that's kind of the reason we've been coming back, because we're still having fun," Davis told the media after the game.
Journeyman Edwin Jackson had his shortest start as a member of the A's on Wednesday. He allowed seven hits, five earned runs and two walks in 4.1 innings.
After Jackson departed, five A's relievers combined to hold the Rangers scoreless over the final 4.2 innings of the game. Yusmeiro Petit, Chris Hatcher, Ryan Buchter, Lou Trivino and Blake Treinen allowed just one hit and one walk in relief of Jackson.
Davis now has 27 home runs and 77 RBI on the season. He's homered in six straight games against the Rangers.
Matt Olson got the scoring started for the A's with an RBI double off Rangers starter Martin Perez in the first inning.
The A's will look to complete the four-game sweep of the Rangers on Thursday evening.