Kohei Arihara made his first major league appearance of the season for the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, throwing 5⅔ innings and taking the loss in a 5-1 defeat to the Oakland Athletics.

The Rangers promoted Arihara (0-1) back to the club's MLB roster after he went 3-6 with a 4.88 ERA in 18 games for the Triple-A Round Rock Express this year.

The 30-year-old starting pitcher struck out six while allowing three runs on eight hits and three walks at Globe Life Field in Arlington.