Odor’s big blast helps Rangers split series with A’s

Rougned Odor belted his second three-run home run in two days and right-hander Lance Lynn held the visiting Oakland Athletics in check for seven innings Sunday afternoon as the Rangers managed a four-game split with the American League West leaders with a 6-3 victory in the series finale.Derek Dietrich and Jeff Mathis also homered for the last-place Rangers (17-30), who won for just the third time in 10 games against the first-place A’s (29-17) this season.With Lynn (6-2) and A’s right-hander Frankie Montas (3-4) both pitching well, the game was tied 1-1 entering the bottom of the sixth. But then, with one out, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Nick Solak singled consecutively, setting the stage for Odor, who took Montas out to right field.Odor’s three-run homer Saturday came in the first inning of the first game of a doubleheader, providing the first runs of an eventual 5-2 win.The homers were his fifth and sixth of the season.Mathis padded the lead with a two-run homer, his second of the season, in the seventh.Lynn was pulled with a 6-1 advantage after seven innings, having allowed just one run and three hits. He walked two and struck out 10.In three games against the A’s this season, Lynn is 2-0, allowing four runs in 19 1/3 innings. He struck out 25.Montas was charged with four runs on seven hits in his 5 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out seven.