Oakland 3, Baltimore 2

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 14, 2012 10:05 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 62°
Umpires - Home Plate - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Ed Hickox, Second Base - Chris Conroy, Third Base - Mark Carlson,
Attendance - 35067

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 81-63 42-32 39-31 L1
Oakland 83-61 43-30 40-31 W1


Athletics 3, Orioles 2:
Tommy Milone pitched 6 1/3 strong innings and Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run homer as host Oakland earned some breathing room in the American League wild card race.

Jonny Gomes added two hits and an RBI for the Athletics, who sit first in the AL wild card race - two games ahead of Baltimore and the New York Yankees. The Orioles had a chance to take over the AL East lead but remain tied with the Yankees, who dropped a 6-4 decision to Tampa Bay earlier on Friday.

Milone (13-10) allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and a pair of walks while striking out two. The rookie left-hander got plenty of help from his defense, with Oakland turning four double plays.

Baltimore held a 1-0 lead after Manny Machado scored on an error in the third but Cespedes put the Athletics on top in the fourth. The rookie slugger, who was questionable with a sprained right wrist, came up with Gomes on first and lined a first-pitch fastball from Joe Saunders (2-2) over the wall in left for his 19th homer.

Chris Davis tied it with a solo homer in the fifth but Gomes responded in the bottom of the frame, sending a single to left to score Adam Rosales. Two relievers bridged the gap to Grant Balfour, who worked around a leadoff single in the ninth for his 18th save.

Oakland RHP Brandon McCarthy, who was hospitalized last week after taking a line drive to the side of the head, visited the clubhouse before the game. … Athletics 3B Brandon Inge underwent shoulder surgery in Detroit on Thursday and will miss the rest of the season. … Baltimore rookie Xavier Avery was thrown out trying to steal second base to end the game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Oakland
Joe Saunders Player Tom Milone
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.1
6 Strikeouts 2
7 Hits 6
4.50 ERA 1.42
Baltimore   Oakland
Manny Machado Player Jonny Gomes
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 7 1 11 .233 15 5 1 3 0 0
Oakland 8 1 12 .267 10 11 3 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Athletics have a W/L % of .622 after a win and .516 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Orioles have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .571 after a loss.
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