After right fielder Giancarlo Stanton appeared to throw out Coco
Crisp at the plate to keep the contest tied at 5-5 in the ninth, the
umpires reviewed the play and overturned their initial call. Stephen
Vogt and Josh Reddick added RBI singles against Steve Cishek (4-3),
allowing Luke Gregerson (2-1) to pick up the win after tossing a
Josh Donaldson ripped an RBI triple to highlight his three-RBI
performance as the Athletics handed the Marlins their 11th loss in
16 outings. Reddick had a run-scoring triple among his three hits to
forge a 5-5 tie in the eighth while Cespedes extended his hitting
streak to 11 games and scored three times.
Garrett Jones and Marcell Ozuna had back-to-back RBI singles while
Donovan Solano followed with a run-scoring double to highlight a
five-run sixth. Casey McGehee, Stanton and Jones each had two hits
and scored a run.
After mustering just two hits over the first five innings, Miami
erupted with four straight singles to chase starter Jesse Chavez and
trim Oakland's lead to 4-2. Solano greeted Dan Otero with an RBI
double, Ozuna scored on a groundout and Jeff Baker gave the Marlins
a 5-4 lead with a pinch-hit single to center.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Miami starter Anthony DeSclafani suffered a right
forearm contusion and exited after giving up two runs in three
innings. ... Stanton singled to lead off the sixth to extend his
hitting streak to eight games. ... Athletics C Derek Norris, who
briefly appeared in Wednesday’s win over the New York Mets as a
defensive replacement, logged his first at-bats since he was hit in
the back of the head by a backswing while playing defense on Sunday.
Norris left the contest with back tightness and was replaced in the
fourth by Vogt.
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