Laureano hits grand slam, Athletics beat Rays 6-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Ramon Laureano helped the Oakland Athletics end a long stay away from home in grand fashion.

Laureano hit his first career grand slam to break an eighth-inning tie and finished with five RBIs and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Wednesday.

''I was just trying to put the ball in the air and at least get one run but I got four,'' Laureano said. ''I just saw the umpire (signal) home run, and then I'm like `it's cool.'''

Oakland went 6-4, including taking two of three from the Rays, on a season-long 10-game road trip that included some significant travel issues.

The Athletics didn't arrive in Florida until after 3 a.m. Monday. They spent 3 1/2 hours in the clubhouse following their game at the Texas Rangers on Sunday because of storm-related damage to their plane.

''It kind of shows you what these guys are made of,'' Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. ''They really do just play for the day. You add them all up at the end of this trip, it was an excellent trip.''

Yandy Diaz and Tommy Pham both had three hits for the Rays, who are 18-16 at home and dropped one-half game behind the idle AL East-leading New York Yankees.

Matt Olson started the decisive eighth with a single off Adam Kolarek (2-2). Chaz Roe entered and after striking out Khris Davis, the right-hander walked Stephen Piscotty and then intentionally walked Robbie Grossman after a wild pitch moved the runners to second and third.

Laureano made it 6-2 by sending a 2-2 pitch from Colin Poche into the left-field stands.

Oakland took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on a two-out infield single by Laureano. He also stole two bases.

''There's some different facets to his game,'' Melvin said.

Athletics starter Brett Anderson left in the seventh with two on and one out and the Athletics up 2-0.

Tampa Bay tied it at 2 when Diaz greeted Liam Hendriks (3-0) with an RBI double and Avisail Garcia added a run-scoring infield single.

Anderson was charged with two runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Olson homered for the second consecutive game, a solo shot off Yonny Chirinos in the sixth that put Oakland ahead 2-0.

''I thought he was really good, made some big pitches,'' Rays manager Kevin Cash said. ''We just came up short with the bats, but Yonny did his part for sure.''

Olson's previous at-bat played a role in Melvin being ejected by plate umpire Sean Barber for arguing balls and strikes.

Melvin was tossed while Tampa Bay's Austin Meadows was batting in the third, which came after Olson expressed his displeasure with Barber about an inning-ending called third strike with two on in the top of the inning.

Chirinos, coming off eight shutout innings at Boston on Friday, allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings. Working as a starter in his past four appearances and not entering following an opener, the right-hander has given up six runs over 24 1/3 innings.

''The results didn't come out like we wanted,'' Chirinos said through a translator. ''We didn't win.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: C Chris Herrmann (right knee surgery) will start a rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Las Vegas.

Rays: Meadows started after fouling a ball hard off his lower right leg Tuesday night in the eighth inning.

MINORS' MATTERS

Oakland pitching prospects A.J. Puk (Tommy John surgery) and Jesus Luzardo (shoulder) made their season debuts with Class A Stockton Tuesday night. Puk allowed one run, one hit and struck out four in two innings, while Luzardo gave up two hits over three scoreless innings. ''Puk's first four pitches were 99 (mph),'' Melvin said. ''Luzardo was up to 97 (mph). So, everybody was pretty happy about the way things went.''

UP NEXT

Athletics: RHP Chris Bassitt (3-2) will start the opener of a season-long 10-game homestand Friday night against Seattle.

Rays: LHP Ryan Yarbrough (5-2) will go against Los Angeles Angels LHP Tyler Skaggs (4-6) Thursday night.

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    W. Adames SS40100001.248.316.378.6941.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Davis (5), R. Grossman (12)
      • HR - M. Olson (11), R. Laureano (9)
      • RBI - M. Olson (21), R. Laureano 5 (28)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Laureano (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Semien, M. Chapman, M. Olson 2 (2), S. Piscotty, R. Laureano 2 (2), J. Profar
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Diaz (11)
      • RBI - Y. Diaz (25), A. Garcia (29)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Garcia (15)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Diaz 2 (2), A. Meadows 2 (2), T. d'Arnaud 5 (5), G. Heredia 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Laureano 2 (8)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - Y. Diaz
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Olson-Semien)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - T. Pham (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Anderson6.17221403.891.3713.0
      L. Hendriks (W, 3-0) (BS, 1)0.22001201.691.155.0
      L. Trivino1.03000104.721.430.5
      B. Treinen1.00000203.411.464.0
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Anderson6.1
      L. Hendriks (W, 3-0) (BS, 1)0.2
      L. Trivino1.0
      B. Treinen1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Chirinos6.07221712.880.9314.5
      R. Stanek1.00001202.631.123.0
      A. Kolarek (L, 2-2)0.01110004.571.52-7.0
      C. Roe0.10222104.191.91-3.5
      C. Poche0.211100110.801.20-2.0
      O. Drake1.00001100.790.712.5
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Chirinos6.0
      R. Stanek1.0
      A. Kolarek (L, 2-2)0.0
      C. Roe0.1
      C. Poche0.2
      O. Drake1.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - L. Hendriks (3)
      • HBP - B. Anderson (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 93-63, L. Hendriks 18-12, L. Trivino 19-11, B. Treinen 15-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 8-6, L. Trivino 1-0, B. Treinen 1-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 27, L. Hendriks 5, L. Trivino 5, B. Treinen 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Roe
      • IBB - C. Roe (2)
      • HBP - C. Poche
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Chirinos 101-69, R. Stanek 19-12, A. Kolarek 1-1, C. Roe 15-6, C. Poche 12-8, O. Drake 22-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Chirinos 5-5
      • Batters Faced - Y. Chirinos 25, R. Stanek 4, A. Kolarek, C. Roe 3, C. Poche 4, O. Drake 4
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      M. Chapman 3B40000133.249.336.494.830-0.5
      M. Olson 1B52211023.234.333.539.8727.0
      K. Davis DH51200012.245.305.471.7763.5
      S. Piscotty RF41000123.250.314.400.7141.0
      R. Grossman LF21100211.250.341.391.7334.5
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      J. Profar 2B40000011.203.265.364.629-0.5
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        Y. Diaz 1B50310012.272.351.485.8363.5
        T. Pham LF50300012.288.399.463.8622.5
        A. Meadows DH40000124.326.404.591.9940.0
        A. Garcia RF50210022.301.355.504.8602.0
        T. d'Arnaud C40000016.195.261.341.602-0.5
        W. Adames SS40100001.248.316.378.6941.0
        D. Robertson 2B30000001.203.308.285.5931.0
        G. Heredia CF31100112.256.351.390.7412.5
        C. Arroyo 3B41200010.220.304.380.6842.5
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          BATTING
          • 2B - K. Davis (5), R. Grossman (12)
          • HR - M. Olson (11), R. Laureano (9)
          • RBI - M. Olson (21), R. Laureano 5 (28)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Laureano (7)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Semien, M. Chapman, M. Olson 2 (2), S. Piscotty, R. Laureano 2 (2), J. Profar
          BATTING
          • 2B - Y. Diaz (11)
          • RBI - Y. Diaz (25), A. Garcia (29)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Garcia (15)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Diaz 2 (2), A. Meadows 2 (2), T. d'Arnaud 5 (5), G. Heredia 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - R. Laureano 2 (8)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - Y. Diaz
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Olson-Semien)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - T. Pham (4)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Anderson6.17221403.891.3713.0
          L. Hendriks (W, 3-0) (BS, 1)0.22001201.691.155.0
          L. Trivino1.03000104.721.430.5
          B. Treinen1.00000203.411.464.0
          Total9.01222290---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Anderson6.1
          L. Hendriks (W, 3-0) (BS, 1)0.2
          L. Trivino1.0
          B. Treinen1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          Y. Chirinos6.07221712.880.9314.5
          R. Stanek1.00001202.631.123.0
          A. Kolarek (L, 2-2)0.01110004.571.52-7.0
          C. Roe0.10222104.191.91-3.5
          C. Poche0.211100110.801.20-2.0
          O. Drake1.00001100.790.712.5
          Total9.09665112---
          PITCHERSIP
          Y. Chirinos6.0
          R. Stanek1.0
          A. Kolarek (L, 2-2)0.0
          C. Roe0.1
          C. Poche0.2
          O. Drake1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • IBB - L. Hendriks (3)
          • HBP - B. Anderson (4)
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 93-63, L. Hendriks 18-12, L. Trivino 19-11, B. Treinen 15-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 8-6, L. Trivino 1-0, B. Treinen 1-0
          • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 27, L. Hendriks 5, L. Trivino 5, B. Treinen 3
          PITCHING
          • WP - C. Roe
          • IBB - C. Roe (2)
          • HBP - C. Poche
          • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Chirinos 101-69, R. Stanek 19-12, A. Kolarek 1-1, C. Roe 15-6, C. Poche 12-8, O. Drake 22-14
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Chirinos 5-5
          • Batters Faced - Y. Chirinos 25, R. Stanek 4, A. Kolarek, C. Roe 3, C. Poche 4, O. Drake 4
          • 8TH INNING
            Laureano homered to left center, Olson, Piscotty and Grossman scored62
          • 7TH INNING
            Garcia reached on an infield single to shortstop, Arroyo scored, Diaz to third, Meadows to second22
            Diaz doubled to deep center, Heredia scored, Arroyo to third21
          • 6TH INNING
            Olson homered to right20
          • 4TH INNING
            Laureano reached on an infield single to shortstop, Davis scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Oliver Drake relieved Colin Poche
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Chapman walked
            • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Olson lined out to center
            • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Davis lined out to center
            • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Blake Treinen relieved Lou Trivino
            • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pham grounded out to second
            • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Meadows struck out swinging
            • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Adam Kolarek relieved Ryne Stanek
            • M. Olson: Olson singled to left center
            • Chaz Roe relieved Adam Kolarek
            • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Piscotty walked, Olson to second
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Olson to third, Piscotty to second on wild pitch, Ball, Grossman intentionally walked
            • Colin Poche relieved Chaz Roe
            • R. Laureano: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Laureano homered to left center, Olson, Piscotty and Grossman scored
            • J. Profar: Profar fouled out to right
            • B. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Taylor hit by pitch
            • M. Semien: Foul, Foul, Semien flied out to left
            • Middle of the 8th (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Lou Trivino relieved Liam Hendriks
            • W. Adames: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Adames singled to deep left
            • D. Robertson: Robertson grounded into double play shortstop to first, Adames out at second
            • G. Heredia: Heredia singled to left
            • C. Arroyo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Arroyo reached on an infield single to third, Heredia to second
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Diaz struck out looking
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Ryne Stanek relieved Yonny Chirinos
            • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Profar struck out swinging
            • B. Taylor: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Taylor walked
            • M. Semien: Ball, Semien flied out to deep center
            • M. Chapman: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Chapman struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Anderson Pitching:
            • D. Robertson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Robertson grounded out to second
            • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Heredia walked
            • C. Arroyo: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Arroyo singled to center, Heredia to second
            • Liam Hendriks relieved Brett Anderson
            • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Diaz doubled to deep center, Heredia scored, Arroyo to third
            • T. Pham: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pham struck out swinging
            • A. Meadows: Meadows intentionally walked
            • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garcia reached on an infield single to shortstop, Arroyo scored, Diaz to third, Meadows to second
            • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, d'Arnaud struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Olson homered to right
            • K. Davis: Strike looking, Davis grounded out to pitcher
            • S. Piscotty: Foul, Piscotty grounded out to second
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grossman walked
            • R. Laureano: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Laureano flied out to center
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Anderson Pitching:
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Garcia flied out to center
            • T. d'Arnaud: Foul, d'Arnaud grounded out to pitcher
            • W. Adames: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Adames flied out to deep center
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • B. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Semien grounded out to second
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Anderson Pitching:
            • C. Arroyo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Arroyo struck out swinging
            • Y. Diaz: Foul, Ball, Ball, Diaz grounded out to shortstop
            • T. Pham: Ball, Pham singled to left center
            • A. Meadows: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Meadows struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • K. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Davis doubled to deep right center
            • S. Piscotty: Foul, Strike swinging, Piscotty flied out to deep center, Davis to third
            • R. Grossman: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Grossman struck out looking
            • R. Laureano: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Laureano reached on an infield single to shortstop, Davis scored
            • J. Profar: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Laureano stole second, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Laureano stole third, Foul, Profar flied out to center
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Anderson Pitching:
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Garcia reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, d'Arnaud lined out to center
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Ball, Adames grounded out to third, Garcia to second
            • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Ball, Robertson hit by pitch
            • G. Heredia: Heredia grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • J. Profar: Ball, Profar grounded out to first
            • B. Taylor: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Taylor singled to left
            • M. Semien: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Semien singled to right, Taylor to second
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
            • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Olson struck out looking
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Anderson Pitching:
            • C. Arroyo: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Arroyo lined out to first
            • Y. Diaz: Ball, Diaz singled to right
            • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Pham singled to left center, Diaz to second
            • A. Meadows: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Diaz caught stealing third, pitcher to third, Foul, Meadows flied out to center
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • K. Davis: Davis singled to center
            • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Grossman doubled to left, Davis out at third
            • R. Laureano: Laureano lined out to right
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Anderson Pitching:
            • W. Adames: Ball, Ball, Adames lined out to center
            • D. Robertson: Strike looking, Robertson grounded out to third
            • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Heredia struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Semien popped out to second
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Chapman grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Olson: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Anderson Pitching:
            • Y. Diaz: Foul, Diaz singled to left center
            • T. Pham: Strike looking, Pham singled to left center, Diaz to second
            • A. Meadows: Strike swinging, Ball, Meadows reached on fielder's choice to first, Diaz to third, Pham out at second
            • A. Garcia: Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • T. d'Arnaud: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, d'Arnaud grounded out to third
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)