After six consecutive games to start a season where almost nothing went well, Mitch Moreland found that Oakland Athletics felt something better when they went out on the road.
Moreland hit an RBI single with 1 RBI in the 10th inning, and A defeated defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Wednesday to win his first victory of the season.
“Obviously we needed it, we were waiting for it kind of,” Moreland said. “Today’s fierce battle. Take it in and bring that momentum to your road trip. It was good to get.”
A was in danger of falling to 0-7 for the first time in franchise history before Matt Chapman scored A on Kenley Jansen’s ninth off. Elvis Andrus sacrifice fly..Chapman also hit Solo Homer Early in the game.
After that, Auckland won in 10th place with Jimmy Nelson (0-1) in the moreland line drive single, taking Mark Kana from 3rd place. Kana started the inning on second base and proceeded with a flyout.
It helped A avoid the first 0-7 homestand in franchise history.
“It’s definitely not the start we wanted,” Moreland said. “We know we’re a much better team than that. We played great in the spring, but there was a bit of a delay. It didn’t go out of the gate. It’s us. It ’s a good victory for me. ”
Yusmerio Petit (1-0) wins in 10th place with no points.
Trevor Bauer has performed well for the second year in a row after signing the Dodgers for $ 102 million over three years this offseason. The winner of the 2020 NL Cy Young allowed 3 hits and 2 runs in 6 2-3 innings and recorded 10 strikeouts in 2 consecutive starts.
But when Janssen couldn’t take the lead in 9th place, he didn’t make the decision after all.
“It’s not characteristic that we don’t have such a command,” said manager Dave Roberts. “When he knows he’s right, he obviously thinks he’s doing baseball command.”
It had a bad ending on the 5-2 road trip to open the season. The Dodgers are preparing for a home opener on Friday after winning all the World Series rings for the first time since 1988.
A won the run to tie the game fourth, without benefiting from the hit. Ramon Laureano was hit by pitch and took second and third place, with Bauer scoring a wild pitch.
The Dodgers replied with a run on the sixth Zack McKinstrie, a runner on second, third and two outs who bunted away from the shift to third base. Max Muncy scored by racing at home before tagging Austin Barnes when Chapman slipped through third base.
A starter Jess Luzard needed 35 pitches to throw his first inning. He walked the first two batters, hit the next two, and then allowed AJ Pollock an RBI single. On his third walk to Max Muncy, Luzard loaded the base before he fled Austin Barnes with the base loaded.
Luzard continued his 5 1/3 innings, giving up two runs and five hits, with Seth Brown helping. Robbed Homer’s Burns 4 times to the left fielder.
“After the first, I flipped the switch in my head, saying,’I’m shy,'” Luzard said.
Dodgers: RF Mookie Betts took a break due to his stiff waist, but will play on Friday. … CF Body Bellinger missed two games in a row with a sore calf.
Athletics: Manager Bob Melvin said Trevor Rosenthal was “thinking about surgery” because of a shoulder injury. Rosenthal is considering a procedure that usually has a recovery period of 3 months. … 1B Matt Olson missed his second straight game with a bruise on his left knee, but was able to return on Thursday.
Dodgers: After the holidays, the Dodgers will face Washington at the home opener on Friday to receive the World Series ring. Walker Buehler (0-0) makes a start in Los Angeles.
Athletics: Cole Irvin (0-1) makes his second start as Auckland heads to Houston and plays against the Astros. A was outscored 35-9 while being swept in a four-game series that opened the season with Houston.
Suggest a fix
A’s rally in 10th to hand Dodgers 2nd loss of season Source link A’s rally in 10th to hand Dodgers 2nd loss of season