DETROIT (AP) — Brandon Moss homered twice, drove in a career-high six runs in the Oakland Athletics’ 14-4 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.
Moss has three home runs in his past two games for Oakland, which had a season-high 21 hits and has won the first three games of the four-game series by a combined 28-13.
Josh Donaldson had three hits and drove in two runs and Eric Sogard had two RBIs for the Athletics.
Oakland starter Daniel Straily (7-7) got his first win since July 9. He allowed a run and eight hits over six innings, walking two and striking out four.
Rockies’ Chacin holds Giants in check
DENVER (AP) — Jhoulys Chacin did not allow a hit until there were two outs in the seventh inning and hustled for a crucial RBI to help the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants, 5-4, Wednesday night.
Vying for the second no-hitter in franchise history and second ever at Coors Field, Chacin (13-7) tied a season high with nine strikeouts. Brandon Crawford’s single to center field was the only hit Chacin allowed in seven innings. He also yielded an unearned run.
Late home run sends Cats past Fresno
WEST SACRAMENTO, CA. — Sacramento’s Anthony Aliotti hit his second home run of the season on Wednesday, this one in walk-off fashion to give the River Cats a 4-3 win over the Fresno Grizzlies at Raley Field.
Aliotti hit a 1-0 pitch over the left field wall to complete the Cats’ comeback from a 3-0 deficit.