Josh Donaldson, Chris Young and Josh Reddick all homered and the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of the chasing and slumping Texas Rangers with a 5-1 win Sunday in Arlington, Texas.
Oakland took a commanding 6½-game division lead with two weeks left after the final regular-season series between the teams. The A’s have won five in a row and 13 of 16 overall.
Texas lost its sixth in a row, all at home and never leading in any of them, and is 2-11 in September after beginning the month with a two-game lead. Coupled with a sweep by Pittsburgh, this was the Rangers’ first winless homestand of at least six games since moving to Texas in 1972. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.