Oakland 7, St. Louis 5

Date - Sunday, June 30, 2013 4:05 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 76°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ed Hickox, First Base - Lance Barrett, Second Base - Cory Blaser, Third Base - Jeff Nelson,
Attendance - 20673

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
St. Louis 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 2
Oakland 2 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 7 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 49-32 22-16 27-16 L1
Oakland 48-35 26-13 22-22 W1

Recap


Athletics 7, Cardinals 5: Jed Lowrie erased a deficit with a two-run homer in the fourth inning and Josh Donaldson added a solo shot in the seventh as host Oakland captured the rubber match of the three-game interleague series.

Lowrie added an RBI single and also scored twice for the Athletics, who improved to 4-1 on their eight-game homestand. Yoenis Cespedes had two hits and an RBI while Brandon Moss added a run-scoring double.

Tommy Milone (7-7) notched the win despite surrendering five runs - four earned - and seven hits in six innings. Grant Balfour worked a perfect ninth for his 19th save in as many chances this season and 37th in a row dating to last year.

Jake Westbrook (4-3) lasted only four innings for St. Louis, allowing six runs and 10 hits. The right-hander, who walked two and struck out three, yielded a total of six hits in 13 frames over his previous two starts.

Carlos Beltran belted a two-run homer in the first inning and Allen Craig followed with a solo blast to give the Cardinals a 3-0 lead. Oakland scored twice in the second and each club added a pair of runs in the third before Lowrie launched an 0-1 pitch from Westbrook over the wall in right field to put the Athletics in front.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Beltran and 2B Matt Carpenter recorded three hits apiece, with the latter leading off the third inning with his seventh home run. ... Each team scored on an error in the third inning. Beltran came home on Lowrie's fielding miscue in the top of the frame, while Cespedes crossed the plate after a missed catch in the bottom half by Carpenter. ... Athletics CF Coco Crisp was forced from the game in the fourth inning due to back spasms and is listed as day-to-day.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
St. Louis   Oakland
Jake Westbrook Player Tom Milone
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 5
10 Hits 7
13.50 ERA 6.00
Hitting
St. Louis   Oakland
Carlos Beltran Player Josh Donaldson
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 1
1 HR 1
6 TB 6
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
St. Louis 8 3 20 .229 14 7 4 2 0 2
Oakland 12 2 23 .343 13 6 6 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Athletics have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .514 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .510 after a win and .750 after a loss.