Oakland 5, Detroit 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 17, 2011 4:05 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 63°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Reynolds, First Base - Mike DiMuro, Second Base - Andy Fletcher, Third Base - Eric Cooper,
Attendance - 19451

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 11 1
Oakland 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 88-64 45-29 43-35 L1
Oakland 69-83 42-35 27-48 W1

Recap

Gio Gonzalez allowed one run in seven innings to help the Oakland Athletics defeat the visiting Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Saturday.

Gonzalez (14-12) scattered eight hits while winning for the fifth time in six starts to move one victory away from matching his career high, which set last season.

The loss was just the sixth in 29 games for the Tigers, who clinched the American League Central title on Friday. Detroit has lost two of three games to Oakland thus far in the four-game series.

Coco Crisp had run-scoring singles in the second and eighth innings as Oakland banged out 12 hits. Scott Sizemore and rookie Jemile Weeks also had run-scoring singles and Kurt Suzuki hit a sacrifice fly.

Don Kelly laced a two-run double in the ninth to pull Detroit within two runs before Andrew Bailey struck out Alex Avila and Austin Jackson.

Gonzalez struck out four to increase his season total to 181, tied for 10th-most in a season in Oakland history.

Jhonny Peralta hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth for the Tigers.

Detroit starter Rick Porcello (14-9) gave up three runs and seven hits in six innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Oakland
Rick Porcello Player Gio Gonzalez
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 4
9 Hits 8
3.86 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Detroit   Oakland
Magglio Ordonez Player Jemile Weeks
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.750 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 11 0 12 .324 14 7 3 2 0 1
Oakland 12 0 12 .364 18 5 5 4 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Athletics have a W/L % of .426 after a win and .476 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Tigers have a W/L % of .591 after a win and .562 after a loss.
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