Jade Lowry first made up for a costly error in the eighth inning with a three-run home run, which sealed the A’s 6–3 victory over the Cleveland Indians, their sixth straight victory.
AK starter Frankie Montas took an innings to settle. He conceded two hits in the first innings. Bradley Zimmer singles out to open the innings and after dismissing Ahmed Rosario, Jose Ramirez walks in. Franmil Reyes hit in a potential innings-ending double play, but Lowry failed the first throw, scoring a run and the innings continued. Harold Ramirez hit an RBI single to extend Cleveland’s lead to 2-0. Montas recovered, not allowing a hit in the next five innings.
Montas went six with six strikeouts and three walks – the other two were extinguished with a pair of double plays.
Oakland struggled to leave the field against Cal Quantrill, who was given an AK fit on his debut against them in July. They finally found the grass when Yann Gomes started running with a single to right field after Lowry’s leadoff walk. With runners on the corners and no outsiders, Quantrill was pulled for reliever Brian Shaw.
Designated hitter Mitch Moreland’s ground out was enough to cut Cleveland’s lead in half. Matt Chapman’s ground ball hits the back of the infield to score a game-tying run in the middle.
In relief, Jake Diekman takes two out but Miles Straw is issued a walk. Oscar Mercado paid it off with an RBI double and gave Cleveland a 3-2 lead in the seventh.
But A fought back against the Indians’ bullpen – and they did not face high-velocity bowlers in Tuesday’s comeback victory. Elvis Andrus finished his third of the year with a single home run in eighth place, over Nick Sandlin.
After hitting Mark Kanha with a pitch, Starling Marte reached an infield hit and Sandlin walked away with a clear injury. Lowry scored a three-run home run to give Oakland his final lead.