A’s win series over Tigers in Detroit
After four innings on Thursday, the Oakland A’s led 8-0. By the end, the tying run was at the plate.
Fortunately the bullpen held on, and the A’s emerged with an 8-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers in their series finale at Comerica Park.
Midway through the afternoon, it appeared Oakland was on their way to a blowout win. They jumped all over Tigers starter Matt Manning, plating four runs in the 1st inning and then scoring again in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th to rack up an eight-run advantage. Meanwhile, A’s starter Frankie Montas was dealing, keeping Detroit off the board for the first four frames.
But then the tables turned. After Manning exited, the Tigers bullpen silenced Oakland’s bats the rest of the way, and the 8-0 lead began to slip. Montas allowed a pair of homers in the 5th and 6th, and reliever Deolis Guerra served up a three-run blast to cut it to 8-6.
In the 9th, Sergio Romo entered for the save. He struck out the first batter but walked the second. After watching a deep drive land just foul in the seats, he induced another to the warning track for the second out, and finally a groundout to seal the game.
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