Texas starter Martin Perez (1-4), facing the A's for the third time in his six major league starts, allowed back-to-back singles by Crisp and Jonny Gomes in the first before receiving a mound visit from pitching coach Mike Maddux. Perez then got Yoenis Cespedes to ground into a double play before walking Chris Carter ahead of Reddick's single.
The left-hander also was called for a balk with the bases loaded to bring home Oakland's second run. Perez lost his second straight start to the A's after a 9-3 defeat his last time out in Texas.
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was the designated hitter a day after coming out in the seventh inning when he aggravated his strained left shoulder while leaping for a ball with his arm fully extended. Washington said Beltre could play third base Tuesday night.
NOTES: Texas' Nos. 3-5 hitters went 1 for 12 with five strikeouts. ... The A's are 5-2 vs. Texas at home this year and lead the season series 9-8. ... Perez beat the A's for his first major league win June 30. ... Washington gave Melvin his vote for Manager of the Year. "To take that group where they are right now, wow, you've got to admire him," Washington said. "They play like they belong."