Ron Washington might want to think about skipping Yu Darvish the next time Texas and Oakland square off.

The A's pushed runs across in five of the first six innings and separated late to earn a series-evening 10-6 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night.

Darvish allowed four earned runs in five innings, and it lowered his ERA in Oakland from 7.71 to 7.59.

It was Darvish's eighth loss in 10 career starts against the A's. No other team has beat him more than three times.

Tommy Milone, who has quietly been a major part of the A's success over the past three seasons, earned his 30th victory in Green and Gold.

Derek Norris turned in a monster offensive night despite starting on the bench, managing five RBI after entering in the sixth inning.

The win pushed the A's record to 43-28, tied with the Giants for the best in all of baseball. Oakland is enjoying its best start through 71 games since 1992 when Mark McGwire, Jose Canseco, Rickey Henderson and company led the team to a 43-28 record and an AL West division title.