A’s bruised, battered in loss to Rangers to open doubleheader

first_imgARLINGTON, Texas >> A’s manager Bob Melvin sat in the visiting manager’s office at Globe Life Park before the opener of Saturday’s doubleheader with the Texas Rangers figuratively keeping his fingers crossed that he could limit the use of his bullpen and planning to rest some of his position regulars with three games to play over the next day and a half.Melvin didn’t count on losing a catcher and need a replacement flown into Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport before the Athletics’ 10-5 …last_img