Oakland 7, Detroit 5

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 95°
Umpires - Home Plate - Scott Barry, First Base - Lazaro Diaz, Second Base - Manny Gonzalez, Third Base - John Hirschbeck,
Attendance - 31975

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 7 9 0
Detroit 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 43-55 26-22 17-33 W1
Detroit 51-46 29-22 22-24 L1

Recap


Hideki Matsui homered and drove in three runs as the Oakland Athletics halted a six-game road losing streak Wednesday with a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

Victor Martinez's two-run double highlighted a three-run sixth that gave the Tigers a 5-3 lead, but they couldn't hold it and lost for the seventh time in their last 11 games at home.

Oakland capitalized on the wildness of David Purcey (1-2), who started the seventh and walked all three batters he faced. Cliff Pennington, Matsui and Conor Jackson hit RBI singles off Joaquin Benoit while Josh Willingham lifted a sacrifice fly as the Athletics grabbed a 7-5 advantage.

The outburst made a winner of Joey Devine (1-1), who gave up a run in one inning. Andrew Bailey tossed a scoreless ninth for his 10th save in 12 opportunities.

Detroit starter Duane Below, who was making his major league debut, retired the first six batters he faced before yielding two runs in the third. The 25-year-old Michigan native, who allowed three runs - one earned - and five hits, exited after Matsui led off the sixth with his seventh homer of the year.

Matsui has eight RBIs in his last three games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Detroit
Brandon McCarthy Player Duane Below
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 5.0
4 Strikeouts 2
6 Hits 5
7.20 ERA 1.80
Hitting
Oakland   Detroit
Hideki Matsui Player Magglio Ordonez
3 Hits 3
3 RBI 1
1 HR 0
6 TB 3
.750 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 9 1 12 .265 11 6 7 4 0 0
Detroit 11 0 14 .306 17 6 5 3 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Tigers have a W/L % of .549 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Athletics have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .446 after a loss.
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