Fiers solid, O's defense falters in Athletics' 3-2 victory

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Athletics hoped to get a steady presence from right-hander Mike Fiers when they brought him back on a two-year contract with more than $14 million in the offseason.

He's been rock solid.

Fiers pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning and Oakland took advantage of Baltimore's shoddy defense to beat the Orioles 3-2 Monday night.

Fiers (7-3) allowed two unearned runs over 6 2/3 innings, getting into the seventh for the seventh time in eight starts - a stretch that started with his no-hitter May 7 against Cincinnati. He struck out four and walked two.

After going 2-2 with an 8.28 ERA through his first six starts, the veteran right-hander has a 2.70 ERA over his last 10 outings (19 earned runs, 63 1/3 innings).

''They signed me here for a reason, to kind of be a leader and go out and win ballgames, so I had to put it on myself to really pitch better because that month was really inconsistent,'' Fiers said. ''It's just about getting back to how I pitch, and I'm doing that now.''

Oakland took a 3-2 lead in the second on catcher Chance Sisco's two-run throwing error. The A's loaded the bases with no outs when Josh Phegley was hit by a pitch, Marcus Semien walked and Matt Chapman reached on an infield hit. Shortstop Jonathan Villar then fielded Matt Olson's grounder and got the force at home on Phegley, but Sisco threw wide of first trying for a double play, allowing Semien and Chapman to score.

''Caught the ball, tagged home, looked up down the line and he was pretty close to first already but I rushed the throw,'' Sisco said. ''I just have to make a better throw in that situation.''

Chapman was initially called out at home after first baseman Chris Davis retrieved the ball and whipped it home, but the call was reversed on replay, showing Chapman slid under Sisco's tag.

''I knew it was going to be close at the plate and coming in that way I was just trying to sneak my foot in,'' Chapman said.

Orioles starter Andrew Cashner (6-3) gave up three runs - one earned - in six innings of four-hit ball.

Semien extended his hitting streak to 14 games for Oakland. He doubled leading off the first and scored on Olson's double one out later.

The last-place Orioles suffered their sixth straight loss.

Baltimore was coming off a 4-hour, 44-minute, 10-inning loss Sunday - the Orioles' longest game of the season - at home to Boston before the cross-country flight.

Liam Hendriks combined with Blake Treinen on 2 1/3 perfect innings in relief of Fiers.

Hendriks, who came into the game with two on and two outs in the seventh, struck out Chris Davis looking.

Treinen worked the ninth for his 16th save in 18 chances.

The Orioles took a 2-1 lead in the top of the second when third baseman Chapman's throwing error triggered a two-run inning.

Plate umpire John Libka stayed in the game after he was struck in the neck by pitch that bounced in front of home plate in the seventh.

A'S TOP PICK

Oakland signed its top draft pick, switch-hitting Clemson shortstop Logan Davidson. Davidson took batting practice watched by A's brass and agent Scott Boras. He will report Tuesday to Class A short-season Vermont.

''It's a life-changing moment,'' Davidson said, joined by his family and girlfriend for the festivities.

ROSTER MOVES

The Orioles selected the contract of LHP Sean Gilmartin from Triple-A Norfolk and designated for assignment OF Joey Rickard.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: OF Dwight Smith Jr., on the seven-day concussion list since June 7, is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk in the next couple of days.

Athletics: RF Stephen Piscotty received positive word Monday that the melanoma removed from his right ear is gone. ''They got all of it and it didn't spread. Great news,'' he said.

UP NEXT

RHP Gabriel Ynoa (0-3, 5.02 ERA) tries again for his first victory of the season as the A's counter with LHP Brett Anderson (6-4, 3.89), who earned his first win against the Orioles in four career starts April 9 at Baltimore.

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    R. Laureano CF40100003.255.299.422.7212.0
    R. Grossman LF40000002.245.333.380.7140.0
    S. Piscotty RF30000020.246.309.394.703-1.0
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      BATTING
      • SH - R. Ruiz, H. Alberto
      • RBI - H. Alberto (17)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Davis 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Semien (16), M. Olson (8), R. Laureano (14)
      • RBI - M. Olson (23)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Chapman 2 (2), R. Laureano 2 (2), R. Grossman 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - C. Sisco
      FIELDING
      • E - C. Sisco (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Chapman (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cashner (L, 6-3)6.04311204.481.3411.0
      J. Yacabonis2.01002305.401.604.5
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cashner (L, 6-3)6.0
      J. Yacabonis2.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Fiers (W, 7-3)6.23202404.281.1125.0
      L. Hendriks (H, 6)1.10000101.591.133.5
      B. Treinen (S, 16)1.00000103.311.4210.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Fiers (W, 7-3)6.2
      L. Hendriks (H, 6)1.1
      B. Treinen (S, 16)1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - A. Cashner
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 97-61, J. Yacabonis 32-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 5-11, J. Yacabonis 1-2
      • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 24, J. Yacabonis 9
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Fiers (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 93-63, L. Hendriks 13-11, B. Treinen 11-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 6-10, L. Hendriks 1-2, B. Treinen 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 25, L. Hendriks 4, B. Treinen 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      A. Santander LF40000000.317.404.463.8680.0
      T. Mancini RF40100000.309.363.566.9301.0
      C. Sisco C30000110.240.387.600.987-0.5
      P. Severino DH41100000.273.353.500.8532.0
      R. Ruiz 3B11000100.228.305.320.6242.0
      H. Alberto 2B20110000.312.329.385.7142.0
      C. Davis 1B30000022.160.244.284.528-1.0
      S. Wilkerson CF30000000.221.270.396.6660.0
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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        M. Chapman 3B41100013.257.343.504.8461.5
        M. Olson 1B30110101.229.323.514.8374.0
        K. Davis DH40000003.238.300.462.7620.0
        R. Laureano CF40100003.255.299.422.7212.0
        R. Grossman LF40000002.245.333.380.7140.0
        S. Piscotty RF30000020.246.309.394.703-1.0
        J. Profar 2B30000020.216.276.376.652-1.0
        J. Phegley C20100000.262.310.476.7862.0
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          BATTING
          • SH - R. Ruiz, H. Alberto
          • RBI - H. Alberto (17)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Davis 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Semien (16), M. Olson (8), R. Laureano (14)
          • RBI - M. Olson (23)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Chapman 2 (2), R. Laureano 2 (2), R. Grossman 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - C. Sisco
          FIELDING
          • E - C. Sisco (2)
          FIELDING
          • E - M. Chapman (6)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Cashner (L, 6-3)6.04311204.481.3411.0
          J. Yacabonis2.01002305.401.604.5
          Total8.0531350---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Cashner (L, 6-3)6.0
          J. Yacabonis2.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Fiers (W, 7-3)6.23202404.281.1125.0
          L. Hendriks (H, 6)1.10000101.591.133.5
          B. Treinen (S, 16)1.00000103.311.4210.5
          Total9.0320260---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Fiers (W, 7-3)6.2
          L. Hendriks (H, 6)1.1
          B. Treinen (S, 16)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - A. Cashner
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 97-61, J. Yacabonis 32-19
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 5-11, J. Yacabonis 1-2
          • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 24, J. Yacabonis 9
          PITCHING
          • WP - M. Fiers (5)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 93-63, L. Hendriks 13-11, B. Treinen 11-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 6-10, L. Hendriks 1-2, B. Treinen 1-1
          • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 25, L. Hendriks 4, B. Treinen 3
          • 3RD INNING
            Olson reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, , Semien and Chapman scored, Phegley out at home, Olson to second on catcher Sisco throwing error23
          • 2ND INNING
            Alberto hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Ruiz scored21
            Ruiz hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Severino scored on 3rd baseman Chapman throwing error11
          • 1ST INNING
            Olson doubled to deep right, Semien scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Blake Treinen relieved Liam Hendriks
            • T. Mancini: Mancini grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Sisco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sisco struck out swinging
            • P. Severino: Ball, Ball, Foul, Severino lined out to right
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • L. Hendriks Pitching:
            • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wilkerson flied out to deep center
            • J. Villar: Villar grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Santander: Strike looking, Santander lined out to right
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
            • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Olson walked
            • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Davis lined out to left
            • R. Laureano: Foul, Laureano reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Olson out at second
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Grossman flied out to center
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • C. Sisco: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Sisco grounded out to shortstop
            • P. Severino: Ball, Ball, Foul, Severino lined out to center
            • R. Ruiz: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ruiz walked
            • H. Alberto: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Alberto singled to shallow center, Ruiz to second
            • Liam Hendriks relieved Mike Fiers
            • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Jimmy Yacabonis relieved Andrew Cashner
            • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Piscotty struck out on foul tip
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Profar struck out swinging
            • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Ball, Phegley reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Semien walked, Phegley to second
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
            • A. Santander: Foul, Strike looking, Santander popped out to third
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mancini flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Olson popped out to shortstop
            • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Davis flied out to deep right
            • R. Laureano: Laureano doubled to deep left
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Grossman flied out to shallow left
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • H. Alberto: Ball, Foul, Alberto grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
            • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Ball, Wilkerson popped out to third
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • J. Phegley: Ball, Phegley popped out to first
            • M. Semien: Strike swinging, Semien flied out to left
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Chapman flied out to center
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Sisco grounded out to first
            • P. Severino: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Severino popped out to second
            • R. Ruiz: Ball, Strike swinging, Ruiz fouled out to catcher
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Grossman fouled out to left
            • S. Piscotty: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Piscotty grounded out to first
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Profar struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Villar struck out looking
            • A. Santander: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Santander flied out to shallow left
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike looking, Mancini grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Phegley hit by pitch
            • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Semien walked, Phegley to second
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Chapman reached on an infield single to shortstop, Phegley to third, Semien to second
            • M. Olson: Olson reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, , Semien and Chapman scored, Phegley out at home, Olson to second on catcher Sisco throwing error
            • K. Davis: Ball, Davis reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Olson out at third
            • R. Laureano: Laureano flied out to deep left
            • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • P. Severino: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Severino singled to shallow left
            • R. Ruiz: Ruiz hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Severino scored on 3rd baseman Chapman throwing error
            • H. Alberto: Foul, Alberto hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Ruiz scored
            • C. Davis: Ball, Davis flied out to deep center
            • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Wilkerson fouled out to third
            • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Grossman flied out to deep left
            • S. Piscotty: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
            • J. Profar: Profar flied out to deep right
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Villar struck out looking
            • A. Santander: Ball, Strike looking, Santander popped out to third
            • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Mancini singled to center
            • C. Sisco: Foul, Ball, Mancini to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sisco walked
            • P. Severino: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sisco caught stealing second, catcher to second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Cashner Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Semien doubled to left center
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Chapman grounded out to second, Semien to third
            • M. Olson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Olson doubled to deep right, Semien scored
            • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Davis lined out to right
            • R. Laureano: Ball, Ball, Laureano grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)