Athletics hit five HRs in a 17-3 rout over Tigers

DETROIT, MI – MAY 16: Jurickson Profar #23 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates his grand slam against the Detroit Tigers with Stephen Piscotty #25 of the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at Comerica Park on May 16, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

The Oakland Athletics needed a laugher on the road and they got it on Thursday afternoon in Detroit. 

Oakland pounded out five home runs in a 17-3 rout over the Tigers at Comerica Park. The A’s won for just the sixth time in 21 games on the road. 

Jurickson Profar led the way with his first career grand slam. Marcus Semien crushed a three-run homer . Josh Phegley and Mark Canha blasted two-run homers. Matt Olson added a solo shot. 

Chris Bassitt worked a career-high-tying eight shutout innings to pick up his second win of the season. He allowed four hits, walked two and struck out seven. Bassitt lowered his ERA to 1.93 in five starts since being called up in April 17. 

Spencer Turnbull suffered his third loss. He allowed six runs on five hits, walked two and struck out six in four innings. But only one of the runs were earned. The A’s added 11 runs off the Tigers bullpen, including two against second baseman Brandon Dixon. 

The Tigers wasted the game’s first scoring opportunity in the second inning. 

Ronny Rodriguez tripled with one out, but was thrown out by Matt Chapman trying to score on a Josh Harrison grounder to the edge of the infield grass. 

The A’s took advantage of their scoring opportunity in the third. 

Robbie Grossman led off with a triple and scored on an RBI single by Phegley on the next pitch. After Semien grounded into a forceout, Chapman walked on five pitches. 

Olson followed with a grounder to Niko Goodrum at first base, but Goodrum threw wild to second trying to start an inning-ending double play and the bases were loaded. 

After striking out Davis for the second out, Turnbull threw a wild pitch on a 2-1 count to Stephen Piscotty, allowing Semien to race home for the second run. 

After walking Piscotty on the next pitch to reload the base, Turnbull tried to get ahead of Profar with a curve on the first pitch.

But it was a hanger and Profar deposited it into the right field bleachers for a 6-0 Oakland lead.

The farthest (419 feet) and highest exit velocity (105.9) of the homers belonged to Canha off Dixon, who was making his third career pitching appearance. Dixon had worked 1.1 perfect innings as a member of the Cincinnati Reds last season.

The bottom four of the order (Profar, Ramon Laureano, Grossman, Phegley) were a combined 9-of-19 with seven runs and 10 RBIs. The A’s now have seven players with five or more home runs and six with 20 or more RBIs.

While the A’s were raking, Bassitt was cruising against Detroit. He did not allow a runner to reach second base after the second inning. 

Bassitt threw 69 of 105 pitches for strikes. He threw 39 sinkers, 33 four-seamers, 14 cutters, 12 curves and 3 changeups. Bassitt generated 21 called strikes and just nine swinging strikes. 

Dawel Lugo broke the shutout with a two-out, three-run homer off Aaron Brooks in the bottom of the ninth. It was the second career homer for Lugo, who was recalled from Triple-A Toledo earlier in the morning. The 24-year-old was the 17th-ranked prospect in the Tigers farm system. 

WP: Chris Bassitt (2-1, 1.93) LP: Spencer Turnbull (2-3, 2.40) 

Time: 2:55 Attendance: 18,527 Record: 20-25 


Piscotty hits walk-off HR in 13th, Athletics win 5-4

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – MAY 08: Stephen Piscotty #25 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates a walk off home run during the thirteenth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 08, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

The Oakland Athletics are back on track after two special wins at the Oakland Coliseum.

After Mike Fiers tossed a no-hitter Tuesday, Stephen Piscotty hit a walk-off homer in the 13th inning on Wednesday to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4.

Piscotty, a Pleasanton native, hit the game-winner off Robert Stephenson, a Martinez native. It was also Piscotty’s first career walk-off hit.

Former Athletic Sonny Gray had a rough outing in his first return to the Oakland Coliseum. He allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits, walked five and struck out three in just 4.1 innings. 

Jurickson Profar batted second for the first time this season and paid immediate dividends by taking Gray deep for a two-run homer in the bottom of the first.

Gray left a 3-1 fastball over the heart of the plate and Profar crushed it into the right field bleachers. The ball left the bat with an exit velocity of 104.5 mph and traveled a project distance of 425 feet.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – MAY 08: Jurickson Profar #23 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates a home during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on May 08, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

The lead was short lived as the Red batted around for four runs in the top of the second. 

Anderson issued back-to-back walks to open the frame. Kyle Farmer drove in the first run with a double down the left field line. Curt Casali tied the game with a ground out.

Jose Peraza singled up the middle to drive in the third run. After a single by rookie Josh VanMater, another rookie Nick Senzel drove in the fourth run with a single to right.

Anderson settled down and pitched six innings. He allowed four runs on five hits, walked five and struck out none.

The last Athletics starter with 6 IP, 5 BB and 0 K was Bobby Shantz in 1949.

Gray stayed out of trouble until the fifth when he was removed after Oakland loaded the bases with one out. 

Amir Garrett relieved Gray and struck out Matt Olson on eight pitches for the second out.

Piscotty then hit a grounder to the right side of the infield. Kyle Farmer ranged far to his left to retrieve the ball, but proceeded to throw wildly to first, allowing two runs to score.

Piscotty was credited with a single and an RBI. Farmer was charged with an error that allowed the tying run to score.

The game stay tied until Piscotty lined the fourth pitch he saw from Stephenson just over the out-of-town scoreboard in left. The homer was confirmed after an umpire review.

The ball was hit at a 19-degree launch angle with an exit velocity of 109.5 mph and traveled a projected distance of 392 feet.

Anderson and the bullpen held Cincinnati scoreless for the final 11 innings. The Reds held Oakland scoreless for 7.1 innings before Piscotty’s blast.

Liam Hendriks picked up his first win despite having warmed up in the second when Anderson was struggling. Stephenson suffered his first loss.

Khris Davis left the game in the fifth with lingering effects from the hip injury he sustained on Sunday. Kendrys Morales pinch-hit for Davis and hit a single to chase Gray from the game.

WP: Liam Hendriks (1-0, 1.77) LP: Robert Stephenson (2-1, 3.12)

Time: 3:58

Attendance: 9,096

Record: 17-21


Fiers tosses second career no-no, Athletics beat Reds 2-0

OAKLAND, CA – MAY 07: Mike Fiers #50 of the Oakland Athletics has Gatorade poured on him by teammates after pitching a no hitter against the Cincinnati Reds at the Oakland Coliseum on May 7, 2019 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Cincinnati Reds 2-0. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

After a rough start to the season, Mike Fiers is pitching like an ace the Oakland Athletics expected him to be.

Fiers pitched his second career no-hitter and the 300th in MLB history to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 on Tuesday night at the Oakland Coliseum.

Fiers becomes the 35th pitcher to throw two no-hitters. The 33-year-old’s first no-no was on Aug. 21, 2015 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The no-hitter is the 13th in franchise history and eighth since the team moved to Oakland in 1968.

The game was delayed 98 minutes at the start due to a lighting malfunction in left field. Fiers finally threw the first pitch at 8:45 p.m.

Fiers retired the first 11 batters before Jesse Winker reached on an error by Matt Chapman. Winker sent a grounder up the middle. Chapman ranged to his left, but the ball bounced off the heel of his glove. The official scorer could have ruled it a hit, but Chapman is a Platinum Glover for a reason.

Fiers retired the next seven batters after the error before walking Eugenio Suarez on seven pitches to start the seventh. But Suarez was quickly erased on a 4-6-3 double play.

Fiers issued another walk to Puig, but Derek Dietrich popped out to Chapman to end the inning.

At this point, Fiers was already at 109 pitches and Lou Trivino was warming up in the bullpen. But Fiers needed only nine pitches to get through the eighth.

Fiers opened the ninth by inducing a pop out from pinch-hitter Josh VanMeter. For the final two outs, Fiers had to navigate through two of the premier power hitters, Votto and Suarez.

After falling behind 3-1, Fiers threw a strike before getting Votto to ground out to first baseman Matt Olson.

The final hurdle for Fiers was Suarez, who leads the Reds with 10 homers and 23 RBIs.

Fiers got a called strike one on an 88.1 mph fastball. Suarez fouled off a 90.2 mph fastball for strike two.

After two extremely high fastballs that Suarez didn’t chase, Fiers threw his best curveball of the night. Suarez never had a chance and the celebration was on.

Fiers threw 88 of 134 pitches for strikes against the Dodgers. He threw 83 of 131 pitches against the Reds. Fiers struck out six and lowered his ERA to 5.48.

No-hitters and perfect games are always preserved by great defensive plays. There were two in this game and they occurred on back-to-back pitches with one out in the sixth.

First, it was the much-maligned Jurickson Profar laying out for a diving catch on a popup into no man’s land in right by Kyle Farmer.

On the next pitch, Ramon Laureano made a leaping catch over the wall in left-center to rob a game-tying homer from Votto. Laureano made the play a few feet away from where he robbed Teoscar Hernandez of the Toronto Blue Jays 17 days ago.

OAKLAND, CA – MAY 07: Ramon Laureano #22 of the Oakland Athletics leaps for and catches a fly ball hit off the bat of Joey Votto (not pictured) of the Cincinnati Reds during the sixth inning at the Oakland Coliseum on May 7, 2019 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Cincinnati Reds 2-0. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

The offense did just enough for Fiers, scoring a run off starter Tyler Mahle in the second and Martinez native Robert Stephenson in the seventh.

With two outs and Stephen Piscotty on first, Profar lined a double down the right field line. The ball got past Yasiel Puig and rolled around in the corner.

Puig finally retrieved the ball and threw a strike to the cutoff man Votto, who relayed another strike to catcher Tucker Barnhart. The throw beat Piscotty to the plate, but Barnhart overreached, allowing Piscotty to slide home safely behind the tag.

Profar added an insurance run in the seventh with his third homer of the season. Stephenson left an 0-1 fastball down in the zone and Profar launched it over the wall in right-center.

OAKLAND, CA – MAY 07: Jurickson Profar #23 of the Oakland Athletics rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Cincinnati Reds during the seventh inning at the Oakland Coliseum on May 7, 2019 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Cincinnati Reds 2-0. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Mahle allowed one run on three hits, walked one and struck out eight in six innings. The 24-year-old dropped to 0-5 despite a solid 3.69 ERA. The Reds have provided Mahle with no run support (1.62) in his seven starts.

Olson returned after missing 34 games with a right thumb injury. The Gold Glover went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Fiers’ pitching counterpart for his first no-hitter was his now-teammate Brett Anderson. Anderson will start against the Reds on Wednesday.

WP: Mike Fiers (3-3, 5.48)

LP: Tyler Mahle (0-5, 3.69)

Time: 2:25

Attendance: 11,794

Record: 16-21


Errors doom Athletics in 9-4 loss to Red Sox

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 29: Matt Barnes #32 and Christian Vazquez #7 of the Boston Red Sox celebrate a victory against the Oakland Athletics on April 29, 2019 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

The Oakland Athletics are not playing good fundamental baseball right now. 

The Athletics filled out the box score, and not in a good way, in a 9-4 come-from-ahead loss to the Boston Red Sox on Monday night at Fenway Park. 

Oakland struck out 10 times, got a runner picked off, committed two errors, walked five, threw two wild pitches and allowed a pass ball.

Rookie Michael Chavis went 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Xander Bogaerts and J.D. Martinez drove in two runs apiece. Mookie Betts added three hits for the Red Sox, who improved to 12-17 on the season.

The A’s lost their fourth straight and dropped to 14-17.

After a rough weekend in Toronto, Oakland got off to a positive start with four runs off starter Eduardo Rodriguez in the second inning.

Rodriguez opened the inning by issuing back-to-back walks to Chad Pinder and Kendrys Morales.

Ramon Laureano grounded into a force out. Laureano stole second and scored, along with Pinder, on Jurickson Profar’s single down the left field line. Profar advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Josh Phegley.

After Marcus Semien struck out, Matt Chapman doubled to drive in Phegley.

Frankie Montas started for Oakland and needed just 14 pitches to get through the first two innings, with the help of two inning-ending double plays. But the 26-year-old ran into trouble in the third inning. 

Christian Vazquez walked with one out. Tzu-Wei Lin grounded into what looked like a third straight inning-ending double play to Profar, but he made an errant throw to second for his seventh error of the season. 

Montas followed by committing an error of his own. After inducing a grounder to first by Andrew Benintendi, Montas raced over to cover first. But he missed stepping on the bag after receiving the toss from Kendrys Morales. The A’s challenged the call to no avail. 

Montas could not pitch himself out of trouble after the defensive miscues.

The Red Sox strung together three straight hits to tie the game. Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez hit run-scoring opposite-field singles. Xander Bogaerts followed with a two-run double to deep center.

After a ground out, Michael Chavis hit a two-run single to give Boston a 6-4 lead. All the runs were unearned.

Rodriguez retired Oakland in order in the third and fourth innings, but could not get through the fifth inning to qualify for the win. 

Marcus Semien led off with a single, but was picked off. It proved costly because the A’s hit back-to-back singles with two outs. Heath Hembree replaced Rodriguez and got Pinder to ground into a force out.

Rodriguez allowed four runs on seven hits, walked two and struck out seven in 4.2 innings. 

Montas couldn’t escape the fifth either. Rafael Devers doubled with one out and score on a blooper by Chavis. This was the end of the line for Montas, who allowed seven runs (one earned) on eight hits, walked two and struck out four in 4.1 innings.

Oakland couldn’t take advantage of opportunities to pull runs back in the seventh and ninth innings. 

Robbie Grossman and Semien walked to open the seventh, but Chapman, Stephen Piscotty and Khris Davis all struck out. 

The A’s loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, but Piscotty struck out and Davis grounded into a force out. 

The Red Sox added to the tally with lone runs in the seventh and eighth innings. 

The A’s were 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine on base. The Red Sox were 6-for-14 with RISP and left eight on base. 

Ryan Brasier was given the win by the official scorer after working 1.1 perfect innings. 

WP: Ryan Brasier (1-0, 1.32) 

LP: Frankie Montas (4-2, 2.97) 

S: Matt Barnes (2, 2.25) 

Time: 3:23 

Attendance: 30,866 

Record: 14-17 


Blue Jays dominate Athletics yet again

TORONTO, ON – APRIL 27: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates their victory with Justin Smoak #14 during MLB game action against the Oakland Athletics at Rogers Centre on April 27, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

The good news for the Oakland Athletics is that they only have one game left to play against the Toronto Blue Jays this season. 

Aaron Sanchez allowed one unearned run in five innings and the Blue Jays used a 12-hit attack to beat the Athletics 7-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Rogers Centre. 

Randal Grichuk and Brandon Drury both had three hits for the Jays, who have won the first five meetings by a cumulative score of 31-9. Grichuk added two RBIs. 

Brett Anderson suffered his second loss of the season. He allowed six runs on 10 hits in just 4.1 innings. Anderson has given up eight runs on 14 hits in seven innings against Toronto this season.

Sam Gaviglio relieved Sanchez in the sixth and continued his mastery of the A’s. He allowed two hits and struck out three in three scoreless innings. Last Saturday, Gaviglio punched out five in four perfect innings. 

The Jays jumped on Anderson early and often, with two runs in the first and second innings. 

Eric Sogard led off with a ground-rule double down the left-field line. Justin Smoak walked on four pitches. Randal Grichuk singled to load the bases. Anderson managed to strike out Vladimir Guerrero Jr. looking. That’s when things got interesting.

Tesocar Hernandez hits what looked like an inning-ending double-play grounder to third. Matt Chapman made an accurate throw to Jurickson Profar at second for the second out, but Profar threw wildly to first, allowing two runs to score. Profar immediately grabbed his right hand in pain.

Umpires ruled that Profar was hurt as the result of an illegal slide by Grichuk, which meant a double play. Toronto challenged the ruling and the slide interference was overturned by New York. Replays showed that it was just a poor throw by Profar.

Danny Jansen led off the second with a double and moved to third on a single by Alen Hansen. Jansen scored on a safety squeeze by Sogard. After Smoak grounded out, Grichuk drove in Hansen with a single to right. 

The A’s scored their lone run in the fifth and there was a controversy involved as well. 

Ramon Laureano led off with a double and Profar walked. Nick Hundley hits into what looked like a double-play grounder to Sogard at short. Sogard stepped on second for the first out, but threw low to first that Smoak couldn’t scoop. The ball bounced off Smoak and Laureano sprinted home to score.

Replays showed Profar might have changed his path for the purpose of initiating contact with Sogard to break up a double play, which would have resulted in slide interference. Toronto challenged the ruling, but Oakland caught a break when the call was upheld by New York.

Robbie Grossman followed by walking on four pitches to bring the tying run to the plate. But Marcus Semien flew out to right and Chapman lined out to Hernandez in left-center. The A’s had only one runner reached second for the rest of the game. 

Anderson couldn’t deliver a shutdown inning as Toronto scored two runs in the bottom half.

Guerrero walked on five pitches. Hernandez grounded into a force out, Drury singled to put runners on first and second. Rowdy Tellez singled to right to drive in Hernandez and advanced Drury to third. This was the end of the line for Anderson.

Liam Hendriks came on in relief and allowed a sacrifice fly to right by Jansen. It would have been worse had Piscotty not made a sliding catch near the foul line. 

The Jays scored their final run on Grichuk’s double with one out in the sixth. 

WP: Aaron Sanchez (3-1, 2.32) 

LP: Brett Anderson (3-2, 4.35) 

Time: 2:50 

Attendance: 22,254 

Record: 14-15 


Profar’s career night lifts Athletics over Orioles

The Oakland Athletics needed Jurickson Profar to break out of his offensive slump and Profar responded in a big way on Tuesday night.

Profar tied a career-high with four hits and five RBIs to lead Oakland to a 13-2 rout of the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Marcus Semien added a homer and three RBIs for the Athletics, who won their first road game of the season and ended a four-game losing streak. 

Brett Anderson picked up his third win of the season. He allowed two runs on seven hits, walked one and struck out four in 6.2 innings.

Anderson received plenty of run support as every Athletic in the lineup had a hit and scored a run, except for Matt Chapman.

The A’s got the offense started in the second inning by unleashing their ground attack. Khris Davis led off with an excuse-me single off John Means to the right side of the infield. Chad Pinder followed with his own infield hit. After a strike out and a groundout, Profar came through with yet another infield hit to drive in the first run. It was Profar’s first RBI with Oakland. 

Josh Phegley hit what should have been an inning-ending one-hopper to Hanser Alberto at third, but a charging Alberto threw high and Phegley slid safely under the tag of first baseman Rio Ruiz. Alberto was charged with an error and it proved costly when Marcus Semien hit a three-run homer off a changeup over the heart of the plate.

Oakland scored five runs in the frame and only one ball left the infield. Only one of the runs were earned.

The Orioles tried to pull a run back in the third. Richie Martin walked. Jonathan Villar singled. Joey Rickard singled to left center. Martin tried to score on Ramon Laureano and the outcome was as expected. Laureano threw a one-hopper to Phegley, who tagged out Martin after a brief dance. Martin didn’t help his cause by twice taking a glance as he was running for home.

Phegley got into the act on the next pitch as he threw out the back runner on a double-steal attempt. The inning ended when Trey Mancini flew out to the warning track in center.

Both offenses stayed quiet until the seventh inning. Profar led off by hitting the first pitch from Richard Bleier over the left field fence for his first homer as an Athletic. Bleier left a sinker in the middle of the plate and Profar pounced. 

Anderson retired 11 in a row before Dwight Smith and Alberto hit back-to-back singles in the bottom half. After striking Ruiz out, Anderson left a sinker on the outer half of the plate and Pedro Severino hit it over Laureano for a two-run double. This was the end of the line for Anderson.

Lou Trivino came on and got Cedric Mullins to line out to Profar to end the inning. 

Oakland broke the game open with seven runs in the final two innings. Profar had a two-run single in the eighth and added a run-scoring single in the ninth to cap off a career night. 

WP: Brett Anderson (3-0, 2.50) 

LP: John Means (1-1, 2.08) 

Time: 2:53 

Attendance: 7,738 

Record: 7-8 


Red Sox rallies past sloppy Athletics, 6-3

The Oakland Athletics gave extra opportunities to the Boston Red Sox and the world champions took full advantage.

Reigning AL MVP Mookie Betts hit a two-out, two-run double off the third base bag in the top of the ninth, and the Red Sox rallied from three runs down to defeat Oakland 6-3 on Wednesday night at the Oakland Coliseum. The victory ended Boston’s four-game losing streak and the A’s four-game winning streak.

Jurickson Profar made a throwing error in the sixth that cost Oakland two runs. He also couldn’t handle Blake Swihart’s hard grounder in the ninth that started the two-out winning rally. The ball was hit with an exit velocity of 98.8 mph, but Profar needed to come up with the ball to atone for the earlier mistake.

Oakland got on the board first in the second inning. Kendrys Morales and Profar opened with back-to-back singles off Boston starter Nathan Eovaldi. Marcus Semien walked to load the bases. After Ramon Laureano struck out, Nick Hundley lined a single off the glove of third baseman Rafael Devers. Devers threw home for the force out, but catcher Blake Swihart couldn’t handle the throw and Morales scored.

The A’s added two runs in the fourth. Eovaldi opened the inning by walking Semien on four pitches. Eovaldi then hung an 83.6 mph curve to Laureano, who crushed it into deep center field for a two-run homer. The ball exited at a velocity of 109.7 mph and had a projected distance of 438 feet.

Boston finally broke through against Marco Estrada in the fifth. With two outs, Swihart crushed a changeup over the right-center field fence for his first homer of the season.

The sixth inning started with a dreaded leadoff walk to Betts. Andrew Benintendi struck out. Devers hit perhaps an inning-ending double-play grounder to second, but Profar threw the ball away to short left and advanced Betts to third. Estrada walked J.D. Martinez to load the bases and that would be the end of his night.

Lefty Ryan Buchter was called upon to face Mitch Moreland and the left-handed slugger lined a first-pitch fastball down the right field line to tie the game.

J.B. Wendelken relieved Buchter and was able to prevent further damage. Eduardo Nunez hit a grounder between third and short. Chapman made a sliding stop to his left, looked the runner back at third and threw out Nunez. Brock Holt grounded out to first to end the inning.

An instant replay review finally went against Oakland in the bottom of the eighth and it cost them a go-ahead run.

Semien singled with two outs, stole second and advanced to third on Swihart’s throwing error. Laureano then hit a grounder to the hole at short. Holt ranged to his right, backhanded the ball and threw a strike to first. Laureano was called safe, but replay showed he was out by a half-step and the call was overturned by New York.  

It was a tie game until two outs in the ninth. Swihart and Jackie Bradley Jr. singled off Fernando Rodney. The runners advanced to second and third on a wild pitch and scored when Betts hit the double. Betts scored when Benintendi lined a triple into deep right center field on the first pitch he saw from Yusmeiro Petit.

Ryan Brasier pitched the bottom of the ninth and picked up his first career save.

The offense will need to pick up if Oakland wants to win the series on Thursday afternoon. The A’s picked up only five hits and the first four hitters in the lineup were a combined 0-for-16.

As far as Profar is concern, he came into the game with a career fielding percentage of .975 in 74 games at second base, with eight errors in 578.2 innings. Profar will improve defensively.

WP: Matt Barnes (1-0, 0.00) 

LP: Fernando Rodney (0-1, 10.38) 

S: Ryan Brasier (1, 0.00) 

Time: 3:21 

Attendance: 14,207