Chafin allowed one earned run on two hits and two walks while striking out one across 1.1 innings to earn the save Wednesday against the Royals.

Chafin bailed Jake Diekman out of a jam by recording the final out in the eighth inning. He remained on the mound for the final frame, but he had trouble of his own by allowing the first three batters he faced to reach base. Chafin settled down to escape the jam, though the bases were loaded when he recorded the final out to earn his fourth save of the season. This was his first outing since blowing a save and taking the loss Sept. 11, though he appears to be the Athletics' chosen closer for the time being despite his recent struggles.

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