d'Arnaud broke a scoreless tie with his shot in the top of the fourth inning, but the A's were able to pick up four runs in the bottom half of the inning and hold the lead over the remainder of the game. He has hit .227/.293/.395 with 11 home runs and 31 RBI in 286 at-bats.
Reddick hadn't homered since slugging two of them on Aug. 3, and he's mixed a few multihit games in with several hitless performances over the last two weeks. Reddick has hit .255/.310/.432 with nine home runs and 37 RBI in 271 at-bats.
Kazmir (14-5) earned a share of the AL lead in wins Tuesday, giving up a solo home run in the fourth inning but otherwise keeping the Mets offense at bay. He's allowed home runs in each of his last two starts after giving up only one home run in his previous six outings, but Kazmir has managed to post back-to-back quality starts. He owns a 2.73 ERA and 131:36 K:BB ratio in 155 innings. Kazmir is slated to face the Angels Sunday.
Gee (4-6) won his first start back from the disabled list in early July, but he's gone 0-5 since. The A's racked up all four runs in the fourth inning Tuesday, with three coming on a bases-loaded triple. Gee owns a 3.84 ERA and 70:33 K:BB ratio in 100 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Braves next Tuesday.
Ortiz struck in the first inning. Ortiz worked a five-pitch at-bat from Jered Weaver, taking an 80 mph changeup out to left for the solo shot. He would later single during the contest. Ortiz finished 2 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI.
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