Montas strong in return from hand injury, but Oakland A’s bullpen falters in 4-1 loss to Rangers

A fan displays signs for each strikeout of the Texas Rangers by Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Frankie Montas, during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 26, 2022, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Darren Yamashita)

OAKLAND — Frankie Montas pitched seven strong innings in his first start since taking a batted ball off his pitching hand, but the A’s bullpen was tagged for three runs in the top of the ninth inning in a 4-1 loss to the Texas Rangers on Thursday night at the Coliseum.

The attendance at the Coliseum was 3,203. It’s the fifth time this season that the crowd

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