Brown hits go-ahead HR in 8th, A's take 4 of 5 from Tigers

Thu, May 12, 2022
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Brown hits go-ahead HR in 8th, A's take 4 of 5 from Tigers

DETROIT (AP) - Seth Brown hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Thursday.

Michael Fulmer (1-2) got the first two outs of the eighth, but Jed Lowrie drew a walk and Brown homered to right. The Tigers have lost nine of 10.

Oakland came to Comerica Park this week with a nine-game losing streak, but won four times in an unusual five-game series. The Athletics' only loss came when they were the official home team in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader - a game they were originally supposed to host before the season's first series was postponed by the lockout.

A.J. Puk (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings for his first win since topping Kansas City on Sept. 17, 2019. He missed the 2020 season with shoulder issues and was limited to 13 1/3 innings in 2021.

Dany Jimenez pitched the ninth for his sixth save in six opportunities.

Miguel Cabera made it 3-all in the Detroit sixth with his 601st career double, tying Barry Bonds for 17th all-time. Jeimer Candelario opened the inning with a triple off Domingo Acevedo and scored on Cabrera's 3,014th career hit.

Oakland starter James Kaprielian allowed two runs on three hits and three walks in five innings.

  • After beating the Tigers by a combined 13-1 in the previous two games, Oakland took a 3-0 lead in the first inning of the series finale. Tony Kemp led off with a single and stole second, Shelden Neuse walked and Lowrie hit an RBI single.

    An out later, Ramon Laureano hit a bouncer back to the mound, but pitcher Beau Brieske misplayed it to load the bases and Christian Bethancourt followed with a two-run double.

    Brieske, though, didn't allow another run, giving up four hits and three walks in six innings.

    Detroit put together a rally in the fifth. With one out, Willi Castro singled and Spencer Torkelson walked. Tucker Barnhart followed with an RBI double and Robbie Grossman's groundout scored Torkelson to make it 3-2.


    Tigers: OF Victor Reyes (quad strain) went 3 for 4 with a homer and three runs scored in a rehab appearance Wednesday night with Triple-A Toledo.


    Detroit is 2-10 in May with both wins coming in doubleheaders. They haven't won a game without losing on the same day since a 5-1 win over the Dodgers on April 30.


    Cabrera is six hits behind Rafael Palmeiro for 29th place on the career list. It was also his 1,121st extra-base hit, moving him ahead of George Brett for sole possession of 18th place, one behind Manny Ramirez.


    Oakland: The Athletics will head home for a four-game weekend series against the Los Angeles Angels, including their second doubleheader of the week on Saturday. Daulton Jeffries (1-5, 5.22) will start the opener while the Angels have not announced their rotation.

    Detroit: The Tigers remain home for a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. Eduardo Rodriguez (0-2, 4.50) will pitch Friday's opener against Baltimore's Jordan Lyles (2-2, 4.50).


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