Fiers wins seventh straight as A's top White Sox 5-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Mike Fiers stayed busy during the All-Star break and made three trips to the Coliseum to stay on his normal pitching routine.

The payoff? A seventh consecutive win that inched the Athletics a little closer to first-place Houston in the AL West.

Fiers pitched into the eighth inning without allowing a run, Oakland hit three solo home runs and the Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1 on Friday night.

''I didn't want to take off too long and get out of rhythm,'' Fiers said. ''We had the break but I still have a job to do. It paid off because I felt really good.''

Fiers (9-3) allowed eight hits and struck out four in 7 2/3 innings to remain unbeaten over the past two months. Fiers, whose streak began with his second career no-hitter on May 7 against Cincinnati, pitched with runners on base in nearly every inning but worked out of trouble each time.

Yusmeiro Petit and Joakim Soria combined to retire three batters. Liam Hendriks struck out Yoan Moncada with runners on first and third for his sixth save.

''There's still a lot of value in a starter that might not throw too terribly hard but a guy that you can throw a lot of pitches with and can do some different things and get you different looks,'' Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. ''He might not strike out 10 guys and overpower you but in his own way he does.''

Ramon Laureano, Jurickson Profar and Mark Canha went deep for the A's. Laureano and Profar went back-to-back in the second inning, the sixth time this season that Melvin's club has hit consecutive home runs.

Marcus Semien had an RBI triple and Matt Chapman singled twice. Every A's starting position player collected at least one hit.

Oakland has won eight of 10 and moved within six games of Houston in the AL West.

Moncada had three singles for Chicago to extend his hitting streak to 14 games. The White Sox have lost six of their last seven games at the Coliseum.

''We strung some things together but we weren't able to get a big hit or put any runs across,'' Chicago manager Rick Renteria said. ''(Fiers) seemed to be able to get himself out of some jams. He pitched very well.''

The A's backed Fiers by homering in their 13th consecutive game, matching their season high.

Laureano hit his 17th home run on a 2-2 pitch from Chicago starter Ivan Nova, a towering drive into the second deck in left field. Two pitches later Profar hit his 11th homer to right field. Canha homered off Nova in the sixth.

''We feel good throughout our lineup,'' Melvin said. ''It's not like we have to take a break and swing back around to the top of the lineup to feel like we have to score runs.''

NOVA'S NIGHT

Nova (4-8) beat the Chicago Cubs in his last outing to halt a seven-start winless streak but couldn't make it two in a row. The right-hander allowed 10 hits and four runs in six innings.

''We didn't get the results that we wanted but we feel good about it,'' Nova said. ''The first two months really killed me but I'm pitching better.''

ROSTER MOVE

The White Sox called up first baseman A.J. Reed from Triple-A Charlotte before the game. Reed, who was claimed off waivers from Houston on Monday, went 1 for 4 as Chicago's designated hitter.

TRAINERS ROOM

Athletics: LHP Sean Manaea (shoulder surgery) will start for Double-A Stockton on Saturday. RHP Jharel Cotton (elbow surgery, hamstring surgery) will make a rehab start for Triple-A Las Vegas.

UP NEXT

Oakland RHP Chris Bassitt (5-4, 4.29 ERA) is winless in two career starts against the White Sox. White Sox manager Rick Renteria has not named a starting pitcher, although RHP Dylan Covey (1-4, 4.58) is expected to be activated off the injured list to make the start.

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  • W: M. Fiers (9-3)L: I. Nova (4-8)S: L. Hendriks (6)
  • HR: OAK - J. Profar (11), M. Canha (13), R. Laureano (17)
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J. Jay RF40100004.282.341.333.6741.0
E. Jimenez LF31100101.242.306.481.7863.0
A. Reed DH40100001.250.250.250.5001.0
Y. Sanchez 2B40000003.248.314.309.6230.0
R. Cordell CF30100011.233.288.373.6620.5
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  • a-struck out for Cordell in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Semien SS50210011.273.350.454.8054.5
M. Chapman 3B41200001.268.355.534.8883.0
M. Olson 1B40100023.250.329.559.8880.0
K. Davis DH30110100.237.307.432.7393.0
M. Canha RF31211102.241.379.524.9038.0
R. Grossman LF30100000.264.354.402.7562.0
a- C. Pinder PH-LF10000013.242.287.412.699-0.5
R. Laureano CF41211002.267.317.477.7947.0
J. Profar 2B41111002.213.276.378.6546.0
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  • a-struck out for Grossman in the 7th
BATTING
  • RBI - L. Garcia (25)
  • 2-Out RBI - L. Garcia (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Moncada 2 (2), J. Abreu 2 (2), J. McCann, J. Jay 4 (4), R. Cordell
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Grossman (16)
  • 3B - M. Semien (3)
  • HR - M. Canha (13), R. Laureano (17), J. Profar (11)
  • RBI - M. Semien (49), K. Davis (44), M. Canha (23), R. Laureano (48), J. Profar (41)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Semien, M. Olson 2 (2), C. Pinder 3 (3), J. Profar
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Garcia-Sanchez-Abreu; Moncada-Sanchez-Abreu)
  • E - L. Garcia (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Semien-Profar-Olson)
  • PB - J. Phegley (12)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
I. Nova (L, 4-8)6.010440435.601.541.0
J. Minaya0.22112003.901.55-5.0
J. Osich1.01000104.831.112.5
J. Ruiz0.10000006.262.040.0
PITCHERSIP
I. Nova (L, 4-8)6.0
J. Minaya0.2
J. Osich1.0
J. Ruiz0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Fiers (W, 9-3)7.28001403.611.1124.0
Y. Petit0.10000002.450.840.0
J. Soria0.22111104.891.13-3.5
L. Hendriks (S, 6)0.10000101.241.027.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Fiers (W, 9-3)7.2
Y. Petit0.1
J. Soria0.2
L. Hendriks (S, 6)0.1
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Minaya (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 104-69, J. Minaya 24-11, J. Osich 12-9, J. Ruiz 6-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 9-3, J. Minaya 1-1, J. Osich 1-1, J. Ruiz 1-0
  • Batters Faced - I. Nova 26, J. Minaya 6, J. Osich 4, J. Ruiz
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 111-77, Y. Petit 6-3, J. Soria 24-14, L. Hendriks 3-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 7-11, Y. Petit 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 31, Y. Petit, J. Soria 5, L. Hendriks
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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Y. Moncada 3B50300024.313.368.545.9132.0
J. Abreu 1B40000015.275.313.516.829-0.5
J. McCann C30100101.316.373.500.8732.0
J. Jay RF40100004.282.341.333.6741.0
E. Jimenez LF31100101.242.306.481.7863.0
A. Reed DH40100001.250.250.250.5001.0
Y. Sanchez 2B40000003.248.314.309.6230.0
R. Cordell CF30100011.233.288.373.6620.5
a- C. Tilson PH10000012.241.307.299.606-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Cordell in the 9th
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M. Semien SS50210011.273.350.454.8054.5
M. Chapman 3B41200001.268.355.534.8883.0
M. Olson 1B40100023.250.329.559.8880.0
K. Davis DH30110100.237.307.432.7393.0
M. Canha RF31211102.241.379.524.9038.0
R. Grossman LF30100000.264.354.402.7562.0
a- C. Pinder PH-LF10000013.242.287.412.699-0.5
R. Laureano CF41211002.267.317.477.7947.0
J. Profar 2B41111002.213.276.378.6546.0
J. Phegley C41100011.249.291.441.7331.5
M. Fiers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Grossman in the 7th
BATTING
  • RBI - L. Garcia (25)
  • 2-Out RBI - L. Garcia (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Moncada 2 (2), J. Abreu 2 (2), J. McCann, J. Jay 4 (4), R. Cordell
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Grossman (16)
  • 3B - M. Semien (3)
  • HR - M. Canha (13), R. Laureano (17), J. Profar (11)
  • RBI - M. Semien (49), K. Davis (44), M. Canha (23), R. Laureano (48), J. Profar (41)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Semien, M. Olson 2 (2), C. Pinder 3 (3), J. Profar
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Garcia-Sanchez-Abreu; Moncada-Sanchez-Abreu)
  • E - L. Garcia (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Semien-Profar-Olson)
  • PB - J. Phegley (12)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
I. Nova (L, 4-8)6.010440435.601.541.0
J. Minaya0.22112003.901.55-5.0
J. Osich1.01000104.831.112.5
J. Ruiz0.10000006.262.040.0
Total8.01355253---
PITCHERSIP
I. Nova (L, 4-8)6.0
J. Minaya0.2
J. Osich1.0
J. Ruiz0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Fiers (W, 9-3)7.28001403.611.1124.0
Y. Petit0.10000002.450.840.0
J. Soria0.22111104.891.13-3.5
L. Hendriks (S, 6)0.10000101.241.027.5
Total9.01011260---
PITCHERSIP
M. Fiers (W, 9-3)7.2
Y. Petit0.1
J. Soria0.2
L. Hendriks (S, 6)0.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Minaya (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 104-69, J. Minaya 24-11, J. Osich 12-9, J. Ruiz 6-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 9-3, J. Minaya 1-1, J. Osich 1-1, J. Ruiz 1-0
  • Batters Faced - I. Nova 26, J. Minaya 6, J. Osich 4, J. Ruiz
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 111-77, Y. Petit 6-3, J. Soria 24-14, L. Hendriks 3-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 7-11, Y. Petit 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 31, Y. Petit, J. Soria 5, L. Hendriks
  • 9TH INNING
    Garcia singled to center, Jimenez scored, Reed to third15
  • 7TH INNING
    Semien tripled to left center, Phegley scored05
  • 6TH INNING
    Canha homered to center04
  • 2ND INNING
    Profar homered to right03
    Laureano homered to left02
  • 1ST INNING
    Davis singled to center, Chapman scored, Olson to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Joakim Soria relieved Yusmeiro Petit
    • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jimenez walked
    • A. Reed: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Reed singled to right center, Jimenez to second
    • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez popped out to third
    • Charlie Tilson hit for Ryan Cordell
    • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Tilson struck out swinging
    • L. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garcia singled to center, Jimenez scored, Reed to third
    • Liam Hendriks relieved Joakim Soria
    • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • M. Fiers Pitching:
    • L. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Garcia grounded out to shortstop
    • Y. Moncada: Ball, Moncada singled to right center
    • J. Abreu: Ball, Abreu fouled out to first
    • J. McCann: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, McCann walked, Moncada to second
    • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Mike Fiers
    • J. Jay: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Jay grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Osich Pitching:
    • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Laureano reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Profar: Profar grounded out to pitcher, Laureano to second
    • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Phegley flied out to deep center, Laureano to third
    • Jose Ruiz relieved Josh Osich
    • M. Semien: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Semien grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • M. Fiers Pitching:
    • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Jimenez singled to shallow left center
    • A. Reed: Reed flied out to deep center
    • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez lined out to left
    • R. Cordell: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cordell struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Juan Minaya relieved Ivan Nova
    • J. Phegley: Ball, Ball, Phegley singled to right
    • M. Semien: Strike swinging, Ball, Phegley to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Semien tripled to left center, Phegley scored
    • M. Chapman: Chapman grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Olson: Ball, Strike swinging, Olson flied out to center
    • K. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davis walked
    • M. Canha: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Canha walked, Davis to second
    • Josh Osich relieved Juan Minaya
    • Chad Pinder hit for Robbie Grossman
    • C. Pinder: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Pinder struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Fiers Pitching:
    • L. Garcia: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • Y. Moncada: Foul, Ball, Moncada singled to center
    • J. Abreu: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Abreu reached on fielder's choice to third, Moncada out at second
    • J. McCann: McCann singled to left, Abreu to second
    • J. Jay: Jay grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • I. Nova Pitching:
    • K. Davis: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Davis flied out to right
    • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Canha homered to center
    • R. Grossman: Grossman doubled to deep center
    • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Laureano grounded out to third
    • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Profar grounded out to first
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Fiers Pitching:
    • A. Reed: Foul, Ball, Ball, Reed flied out to center
    • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to pitcher
    • R. Cordell: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cordell popped out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • I. Nova Pitching:
    • J. Profar: Ball, Profar popped out to second
    • J. Phegley: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Phegley struck out swinging
    • M. Semien: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Semien singled to left
    • M. Chapman: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Chapman singled to center, Semien to second
    • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Fiers Pitching:
    • J. McCann: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann lined out to shortstop
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Jay singled to center
    • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Jimenez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Jay out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • I. Nova Pitching:
    • M. Canha: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Canha singled to left
    • R. Grossman: Foul, Foul, Ball, Canha out at second, Canha out at second, Ball, Grossman safe at first on shortstop Garcia fielding error
    • R. Laureano: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Laureano grounded into double play third to second to first, Grossman out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Fiers Pitching:
    • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Sanchez flied out to center
    • R. Cordell: Ball, Cordell singled to center
    • L. Garcia: Garcia singled to right, Cordell to second
    • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
    • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • I. Nova Pitching:
    • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chapman grounded out to third
    • M. Olson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
    • K. Davis: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Fiers Pitching:
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Jay grounded out to second
    • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Jimenez grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Reed: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Reed flied out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • I. Nova Pitching:
    • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Grossman fouled out to left
    • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Laureano homered to left
    • J. Profar: Ball, Profar homered to right
    • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Ball, Phegley grounded out to first
    • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Semien grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Fiers Pitching:
    • L. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Garcia flied out to deep left
    • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Moncada singled to center
    • J. Abreu: Pickoff attempt, Abreu lined out to second
    • J. McCann: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, on passed ball, McCann lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 2 Errors)
    • I. Nova Pitching:
    • M. Semien: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Semien struck out on foul tip
    • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Chapman singled to left center
    • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Olson singled to right, Chapman to third
    • K. Davis: Davis singled to center, Chapman scored, Olson to second
    • M. Canha: Canha grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Davis out at second
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)