Oakland 6, Detroit 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:05 PM
Location - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Temperature - 63°
Umpires - Home Plate - John Hirschbeck, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - Lazaro Diaz, Third Base - Scott Barry,
Attendance - 16265

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 1
Oakland 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 6 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 7-8 3-3 4-5 L1
Oakland 7-8 2-4 5-4 W1

Recap


The Oakland Athletics racked up six extra-base hits by six different players en route to a 6-2 victory over Justin Verlander and the visiting Detroit Tigers on Saturday.

The Athletics strung together three doubles during a three-run fourth inning, two doubles to score a run in the sixth and an RBI triple by Ryan Sweeney during a two-run eighth as Detroit's four-game winning streak came to an end.

Oakland starter Dallas Braden (1-1) gave up one unearned run and three hits in five innings before leaving with shoulder stiffness. Braden struck out five.

The Athletics started the fourth inning with four consecutive hits off Verlander (1-2). David DeJesus doubled and scored on Josh Willingham’s double, and Hideki Matsui doubled home Willingham. Kurt Suzuki singled as Matsui advanced to third and scored on left fielder Ryan Raburn’s error.

Oakland increased the lead to 4-1 in the sixth when Kevin Kouzmanoff doubled and scored on Coco Crisp’s two-out double.

Sweeney came home on Kouzmanoff’s sacrifice fly in the eighth after he tripled in Suzuki.

Detroit’s run off Braden came on a throwing error by Oakland first baseman Daric Barton in the second inning. The Tigers added a run in the ninth when Austin Jackson bounced into a fielder’s choice with the bases loaded.

Verlander gave up four runs and eight hits in six innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Oakland
Justin Verlander Player Dallas Braden
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 5.0
6 Strikeouts 5
8 Hits 3
4.50 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Detroit   Oakland
Victor Martinez Player David DeJesus
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 6 0 8 .188 23 5 1 6 0 1
Oakland 9 0 16 .281 16 6 5 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Athletics have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Tigers have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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