Ohtani's two-run single in the ninth lifts Angels past A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Joakim Soria took issue with a 1-2 curveball he believed should have been strike three to Shohei Ohtani, who two pitches later lined a go-ahead single and Oakland's best winning streak in 13 years had all but ended.

Ohtani hit the tiebreaking two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels snapped the Athletics' 10-game winning streak with a 6-4 victory Tuesday night.

The Angels went ahead in the top of the ninth when Tommy LaStella singled with two outs and Mike Trout walked. They advanced on Soria's wild pitch. Ohtani got the hit and when the inning ended Soria immediately went to home plate and yelled in the face of umpire James Hoye and was ejected. A's manager Bob Melvin then came out to speak with Hoye, with Melvin saying later ''it's a tough way to lose.''

''There's a human factor in the game and that's the beauty of the game. I understand he's human,'' Soria said. ''He thought it was a ball, he called it. The only problem is because of the mistake I gave up two runs and we lost the game. ... In that specific situation you cannot miss. I understand he's human. He's there for a reason, too.''

Ohtani realizes he might have caught a break.

''It was a really close pitch. I think it could have gone either way,'' Ohtani said through interpreter Ippei Mizuhara. ''The umpire called it a ball and whatever the umpire says goes. Sometimes I'll get the wrong end of it. Today I guess I got the better end of it.''

Ty Buttrey (3-2) recorded four outs for the win then Hansel Robles finished for his sixth save.

LaStella hit an earlier two-run double after David Fletcher's bases-loaded two-run single drove home two to give Los Angeles the lead in the second.

Liam Hendriks struck out four over two perfect innings, including striking out the side in order in the eighth, before Soria (1-4) entered and gave it up.

Matt Olson hit a tying two-run homer in the sixth for one of three longballs hit by Oakland for a second straight night. Marcus Semien homered on the first pitch leading off the bottom of the first off Angels opener Cam Bedrosian before Los Angeles answered immediately against Frankie Montas.

Ramon Laureano homered leading off the fifth. That extended his career-high and A's season-best hitting streak to 11 games.

Wei-Chung Wang relieved Montas to start the fifth for his first major league appearance since Sept. 27, 2017, with the Brewers. He worked two scoreless innings.

The Angels used Bedrosian before turning the game over to Nick Tropeano, called up from Triple-A Salt Lake to make his 2019 debut. The right-hander allowed three runs on five hits in five innings with four strikeouts and two walks.

Oakland had a suspended game in the middle of its streak on May 19 at Detroit. The A's are ahead 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh and if they end up winning when it resumes Sept. 6, the winning streak will stand at 10 games. If the Tigers come back, this recent streak will officially be counted as a seven-gamer.

ON BASE OFTEN

Stephen Piscotty singled in the fourth and has now reached base safely in 24 straight games, a new career high topping the 23 he set in 2018.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: CF Mike Trout was OK after fouling a ball off his foot. ... INF Zack Cozart went on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder inflammation. ... C Jonathan Lucroy returned to the lineup a day after being scratched with a stomach virus. ... OF Justin Upton, who has been out all season with turf toe in his left foot, began doing some zig-zagging in his running and hopes to go around the bases later this week if all goes well. He expects to need a lengthy rehab assignment but remains optimistic of being back with the Angels ready to play in about three weeks. Putting the spikes on again soon will be a test, along with facing live hitting for the first time sometime in the near future. ''I haven't had any problems, I'm progressing,'' Upton said. ''From a health standpoint I'm about ready to see some pitching.''

Athletics: RHP Jharel Cotton (Tommy John surgery) struck out three and didn't allow a hit in two innings of a rehab outing with Class-A Stockton. ... Melvin was still waiting to hear from the training staff on when C Chris Herrmann (knee) will begin a rehab assignment. He ran the bases Monday.

UP NEXT

Angels top pitching prospect RHP Griffin Canning (2-1, 3.42 ERA) makes his sixth career start and first against Oakland while RHP Daniel Mengden (1-1, 3.31) takes the mound for his fourth start having allowed only two runs over 11 innings in his last two outings.

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  • W: T. Buttrey (3-2)L: J. Soria (1-4)S: H. Robles (6)
  • HR: OAK - M. Semien (6), M. Olson (6), R. Laureano (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Trout CF31000212.276.449.5651.0142.5
S. Ohtani DH50220012.239.313.324.6363.5
A. Pujols 1B41000104.228.302.431.7332.0
K. Calhoun RF40000021.240.325.486.812-1.0
J. Lucroy C41100010.267.335.445.7811.5
B. Goodwin LF40000022.284.348.463.811-1.0
L. Rengifo 2B21000210.203.279.271.5512.5
D. Fletcher SS41220011.318.365.458.8235.5
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C. Allen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Buttrey P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Robles P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Semien SS41111112.265.360.411.7716.5
    R. Grossman LF40000112.217.323.357.6800.5
    M. Chapman 3B41100013.271.354.546.9001.5
    M. Olson 1B41121010.238.330.500.8306.5
    S. Piscotty RF30100110.273.345.424.7691.5
    M. Canha DH30000112.220.356.549.9050.5
    J. Profar 2B40100022.195.260.358.6180.0
    R. Laureano CF41111012.250.297.393.6905.5
    J. Phegley C30100110.283.331.528.8582.5
    F. Montas P0000-000.000.500.000.000-
    W. Wang P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    L. Hendriks P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - T. La Stella (3), D. Fletcher (9)
      • RBI - T. La Stella 2 (33), S. Ohtani 2 (11), D. Fletcher 2 (21)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. La Stella 2 (14), S. Ohtani 2 (2), D. Fletcher 2 (9)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. La Stella, S. Ohtani 2 (2), A. Pujols 4 (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Phegley (10)
      • HR - M. Semien (6), M. Olson (6), R. Laureano (6)
      • RBI - M. Semien (24), M. Olson 2 (10), R. Laureano (17)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grossman, M. Chapman 3 (3), J. Profar 2 (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Rengifo-Fletcher-Pujols)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Bedrosian1.01110113.201.221.5
      N. Tropeano5.05332425.401.407.0
      C. Allen0.21000205.001.830.0
      T. Buttrey (W, 3-2)1.10002301.301.089.5
      H. Robles (S, 6)1.00001003.700.959.0
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Bedrosian1.0
      N. Tropeano5.0
      C. Allen0.2
      T. Buttrey (W, 3-2)1.1
      H. Robles (S, 6)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Montas4.04445502.811.201.5
      W. Wang2.01000100.000.505.5
      L. Hendriks2.00000401.211.048.0
      J. Soria (L, 1-4)1.02221004.731.13-7.0
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Montas4.0
      W. Wang2.0
      L. Hendriks2.0
      J. Soria (L, 1-4)1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Allen (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Bedrosian 17-9, N. Tropeano 87-53, C. Allen 16-9, T. Buttrey 26-15, H. Robles 20-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Bedrosian 1-1, N. Tropeano 3-7, H. Robles 1-2
      • Batters Faced - C. Bedrosian 4, N. Tropeano 21, C. Allen 3, T. Buttrey 6, H. Robles 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - F. Montas (5), J. Soria (3)
      • IBB - F. Montas
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Montas 96-56, W. Wang 23-14, L. Hendriks 33-23, J. Soria 28-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Montas 4-3, W. Wang 3-2, J. Soria 1-2
      • Batters Faced - F. Montas 21, W. Wang 7, L. Hendriks 6, J. Soria 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      T. La Stella 3B41220111.302.369.547.9166.5
      M. Trout CF31000212.276.449.5651.0142.5
      S. Ohtani DH50220012.239.313.324.6363.5
      A. Pujols 1B41000104.228.302.431.7332.0
      K. Calhoun RF40000021.240.325.486.812-1.0
      J. Lucroy C41100010.267.335.445.7811.5
      B. Goodwin LF40000022.284.348.463.811-1.0
      L. Rengifo 2B21000210.203.279.271.5512.5
      D. Fletcher SS41220011.318.365.458.8235.5
      C. Bedrosian P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      N. Tropeano P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      C. Allen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      H. Robles P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Semien SS41111112.265.360.411.7716.5
        R. Grossman LF40000112.217.323.357.6800.5
        M. Chapman 3B41100013.271.354.546.9001.5
        M. Olson 1B41121010.238.330.500.8306.5
        S. Piscotty RF30100110.273.345.424.7691.5
        M. Canha DH30000112.220.356.549.9050.5
        J. Profar 2B40100022.195.260.358.6180.0
        R. Laureano CF41111012.250.297.393.6905.5
        J. Phegley C30100110.283.331.528.8582.5
        F. Montas P0000-000.000.500.000.000-
        W. Wang P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        L. Hendriks P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        J. Soria P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Total33474351013-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - T. La Stella (3), D. Fletcher (9)
          • RBI - T. La Stella 2 (33), S. Ohtani 2 (11), D. Fletcher 2 (21)
          • 2-Out RBI - T. La Stella 2 (14), S. Ohtani 2 (2), D. Fletcher 2 (9)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. La Stella, S. Ohtani 2 (2), A. Pujols 4 (4)
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Phegley (10)
          • HR - M. Semien (6), M. Olson (6), R. Laureano (6)
          • RBI - M. Semien (24), M. Olson 2 (10), R. Laureano (17)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grossman, M. Chapman 3 (3), J. Profar 2 (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Rengifo-Fletcher-Pujols)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          C. Bedrosian1.01110113.201.221.5
          N. Tropeano5.05332425.401.407.0
          C. Allen0.21000205.001.830.0
          T. Buttrey (W, 3-2)1.10002301.301.089.5
          H. Robles (S, 6)1.00001003.700.959.0
          Total9.07445103---
          PITCHERSIP
          C. Bedrosian1.0
          N. Tropeano5.0
          C. Allen0.2
          T. Buttrey (W, 3-2)1.1
          H. Robles (S, 6)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          F. Montas4.04445502.811.201.5
          W. Wang2.01000100.000.505.5
          L. Hendriks2.00000401.211.048.0
          J. Soria (L, 1-4)1.02221004.731.13-7.0
          Total9.07666100---
          PITCHERSIP
          F. Montas4.0
          W. Wang2.0
          L. Hendriks2.0
          J. Soria (L, 1-4)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - C. Allen (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - C. Bedrosian 17-9, N. Tropeano 87-53, C. Allen 16-9, T. Buttrey 26-15, H. Robles 20-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Bedrosian 1-1, N. Tropeano 3-7, H. Robles 1-2
          • Batters Faced - C. Bedrosian 4, N. Tropeano 21, C. Allen 3, T. Buttrey 6, H. Robles 4
          PITCHING
          • WP - F. Montas (5), J. Soria (3)
          • IBB - F. Montas
          • Pitches-Strikes - F. Montas 96-56, W. Wang 23-14, L. Hendriks 33-23, J. Soria 28-17
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Montas 4-3, W. Wang 3-2, J. Soria 1-2
          • Batters Faced - F. Montas 21, W. Wang 7, L. Hendriks 6, J. Soria 6
          • 9TH INNING
            Ohtani singled to right, La Stella and Trout scored64
          • 6TH INNING
            Olson homered to center, Chapman scored44
          • 5TH INNING
            Laureano homered to left42
          • 2ND INNING
            La Stella doubled to deep center, Rengifo and Fletcher scored41
            Fletcher singled to right, Pujols and Lucroy scored, Rengifo to third21
          • 1ST INNING
            Semien homered to center01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Joakim Soria relieved Liam Hendriks
            • L. Rengifo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rengifo popped out to second
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Fletcher lined out to center
            • T. La Stella: Ball, Ball, La Stella singled to left
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trout walked, La Stella to second
            • S. Ohtani: Ball, La Stella to third, Trout to second on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ohtani singled to right, La Stella and Trout scored
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pujols grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Hansel Robles relieved Ty Buttrey
            • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Laureano lined out to shortstop
            • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Phegley walked
            • M. Semien: Ball, Foul, Semien reached on fielder's choice to third, Phegley out at second
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Semien to second, Ball, Foul, Grossman lined out to center
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • L. Hendriks Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Calhoun struck out looking
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lucroy struck out swinging
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Buttrey Pitching:
            • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
            • S. Piscotty: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Piscotty walked
            • M. Canha: Foul, Canha popped out to second
            • J. Profar: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Profar struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Liam Hendriks relieved Wei-Chung Wang
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Trout flied out to deep right
            • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ohtani struck out looking
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Pujols flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Cody Allen relieved Nick Tropeano
            • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Laureano struck out swinging
            • J. Phegley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Phegley doubled to deep right center
            • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Phegley to third on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
            • Ty Buttrey relieved Cody Allen
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grossman walked
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • W. Wang Pitching:
            • B. Goodwin: Ball, Goodwin grounded out to shortstop
            • L. Rengifo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rengifo struck out swinging
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Fletcher doubled to deep right center
            • T. La Stella: Ball, Strike looking, La Stella grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • N. Tropeano Pitching:
            • M. Chapman: Chapman singled to left
            • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Olson homered to center, Chapman scored
            • S. Piscotty: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Piscotty flied out to right
            • M. Canha: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Canha struck out on foul tip
            • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Profar struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • Wei-Chung Wang relieved Frankie Montas
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Pujols popped out to shortstop
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Calhoun grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Lucroy flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • N. Tropeano Pitching:
            • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Laureano homered to left
            • J. Phegley: Ball, Ball, Foul, Phegley lined out to right
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Semien popped out to second
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Strike swinging, Grossman popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • L. Rengifo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Rengifo walked
            • D. Fletcher: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Fletcher struck out looking
            • T. La Stella: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, La Stella walked, Rengifo to second
            • M. Trout: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
            • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ohtani grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • N. Tropeano Pitching:
            • M. Olson: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Olson lined out to left
            • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Ball, Piscotty singled to left
            • M. Canha: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Canha reached on fielder's choice to third, Piscotty out at second
            • J. Profar: Strike swinging, Ball, Profar grounded out to third
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Goodwin: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Goodwin flied out to left
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • N. Tropeano Pitching:
            • J. Phegley: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Phegley struck out swinging
            • M. Semien: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien walked
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Grossman lined out to left
            • M. Chapman: Chapman popped out to first
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • A. Pujols: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pujols walked
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Calhoun popped out to third
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Lucroy singled to center, Pujols to second
            • B. Goodwin: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Goodwin struck out looking
            • L. Rengifo: Ball, Ball, Pujols to third, Lucroy to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Rengifo walked
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Fletcher singled to right, Pujols and Lucroy scored, Rengifo to third
            • T. La Stella: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, La Stella doubled to deep center, Rengifo and Fletcher scored
            • M. Trout: Trout intentionally walked
            • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ohtani reached on an infield single to second, La Stella to third, Trout to second
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pujols popped out to third
            • Middle of the 2nd (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Nick Tropeano relieved Cam Bedrosian
            • S. Piscotty: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
            • M. Canha: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Canha walked
            • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Profar singled to right, Canha to second
            • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Laureano grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Profar out at second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • T. La Stella: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, La Stella struck out swinging
            • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Trout grounded out to third
            • S. Ohtani: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ohtani grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Bedrosian Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Semien homered to center
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Grossman struck out swinging
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Chapman grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Olson grounded out to third
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)