Lowrie's sixth-inning single deciding run, A's beat Orioles

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Bob Melvin is stressing the need for the Oakland Athletics to score earlier in games, and they did just that against the Orioles.

Then, the offense had to provide a boost again late when the bullpen faltered.

Jed Lowrie hit a tiebreaking two-out single in the sixth, Khris Davis launched a three-run homer in the first and the A's beat Baltimore 6-4 on Friday night.

After Davis connected in the first for his eighth homer, Matt Olson followed with a solo drive, but the A's bullpen couldn't hold a three-run lead for Daniel Mengden.

''We're scoring a lot of runs and our at-bats are great late in games but it's important we get off to good starts, too, and we did today,'' Melvin said. ''Two pretty good hitters hit home runs. That's kind of what they do.''

Lowrie singled against Brad Brach (0-2) into the shift in right, scoring Jonathan Lucroy from third. It was Lowrie's 10th go-ahead RBI this season.

On the previous play, Orioles second baseman Jace Peterson fielded a grounder by Marcus Semien and threw out a sliding Stephen Piscotty at home with the infield in.

Baltimore had tied the game at 4 in the top half of the sixth, getting RBI singles from Chris Davis, Mark Trumbo and Danny Valencia.

But the Orioles lost their fourth straight game - and Adam Jones voiced his frustration afterward.

''We're grown men, obviously, we're professionals, we know how to handle trials and tribulations, but at the same time the most important part is we're here to win,'' Jones said. ''We're not here to just be part of a country club. We can join any country club in any of the cities that we live in. I just think what we need to do is get back to that mindset of winning.''

Lou Trivino (2-0) induced Peterson's inning-ending double play in the sixth for the win. Blake Treinen finished for his fourth save in six chances after Semien's RBI single in the eighth provided insurance.

Lucroy played his 1,000th career game and had three hits for the A's, who had lost four of five. Oakland didn't take batting practice after a late arrival home from Seattle and three straight days of pregame hitting at Safeco Field.

Jones homered for Baltimore in the first to give starter Andrew Cashner his first run of support all season in seven starts.

Mengden - just 1-10 in 16 career starts pitching at home in the Coliseum - struck out five over five innings, allowing three hits and one run before Yusmeiro Petit gave it up in his third appearance since his mother's death.

LONGEVITY

Center fielder Jones played in his 1,500th game for the Orioles, becoming the eighth to do so - joining company that includes Cal Ripken Jr.

QUOTEABLE

Orioles manager Buck Showalter in ponder mode on A's great Vida Blue: ''Was Vida Blue his real name? Great name. You don't hear names like that anymore. If I was Vida Showalter, who knows what would have happened. I would have been a star.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: 2B Jonathan Schoop, on the disabled list since April 14 with a strained right oblique muscle, will continue his rehab assignment this weekend perhaps going from Double-A Bowie to Triple-A Norfolk given potential weather issues and a better chance to play in top conditions. ''I want him to be healthy,'' Showalter said. ''The worst thing would be to rush this and he comes back and his first at-bat he goes back to square one. We're ahead of schedule for what normally happens with an oblique muscle.'' ... LHP closer Zach Britton, recovering from surgery on his right Achilles tendon, threw Friday and was scheduled to do pitcher fielding practice Saturday.

Athletics: RHP Paul Blackburn, on the DL since March 26 with a strained pitching forearm, threw off flat ground and is expected to pitch off a mound sometime this homestand. Melvin said it's too soon to know whether Blackburn will be ready to be activated when eligible May 25. ... LHP Ryan Buchter, dealing with a strained throwing shoulder, is not yet back to playing catch. He's still in the strengthening phase. ... RHP Liam Hendriks (strained right groin) is playing catch but is yet to throw off the mound.

UP NEXT

Orioles: RHP Kevin Gausman (2-2, 4.15 ERA) tries to win consecutive starts for the first time in 2018.

Athletics: RHP Trevor Cahill (1-1, 3.00) makes his fourth start since being called up April 17, having gone 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA over his past two starts - both on the road.

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BAL8-24
100003000493
OAK16-16
40000101X6110
  • W: L. Trivino (2-0)L: B. Brach (0-2)S: B. Treinen (4)
  • HR: BAL - A. Jones (5), OAK - K. Davis (8), M. Olson (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Mancini LF50000022.261.323.395.718-1.0
A. Jones CF42311001.246.254.418.6729.0
M. Machado SS31100111.358.437.6501.0872.5
C. Davis 1B41110012.186.284.265.5492.5
M. Trumbo RF40210020.313.313.375.6883.0
P. Alvarez DH40000023.208.313.486.799-1.0
D. Valencia 3B30110111.218.317.418.7362.5
J. Peterson 2B40000014.200.304.300.604-0.5
C. Joseph C30100011.155.183.241.4251.5
a- C. Sisco PH10000000.222.323.333.6560.0
  • a-grounded out for Joseph in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Joyce LF41000114.192.347.346.6931.5
M. Semien SS41110104.267.325.400.7254.0
J. Lowrie 2B50310012.356.406.6141.0193.5
K. Davis DH51131026.222.308.468.7767.0
M. Olson 1B41211000.264.352.418.7708.0
M. Chapman 3B30100120.246.341.475.8151.0
M. Canha CF40000023.299.347.567.914-1.0
S. Piscotty RF40000021.259.322.380.702-1.0
J. Lucroy C42300000.284.351.386.7377.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Trumbo, C. Joseph (3)
    • HR - A. Jones (5)
    • RBI - A. Jones (17), C. Davis (9), M. Trumbo, D. Valencia (5)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Olson (5), J. Lucroy 2 (9)
    • HR - K. Davis (8), M. Olson (4)
    • RBI - M. Semien (14), J. Lowrie (31), K. Davis 3 (26), M. Olson (13)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Semien (7), J. Lowrie (14)
    FIELDING
    • E - C. Joseph (3), M. Machado (5), J. Peterson
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Cashner4.26433524.891.532.5
    B. Brach (L, 0-2)1.12100205.841.95-3.0
    D. O'Day1.22110203.770.981.0
    R. Bleier0.11000100.460.86-0.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Cashner4.2
    B. Brach (L, 0-2)1.1
    D. O'Day1.2
    R. Bleier0.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Mengden5.03111514.301.1912.5
    Y. Petit (BS, 1)0.15330104.501.31-7.5
    L. Trivino (W, 2-0)1.21001100.931.248.5
    R. Dull (H, 2)1.00000302.700.754.5
    B. Treinen (S, 4)1.00000101.201.4010.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Mengden5.0
    Y. Petit (BS, 1)0.1
    L. Trivino (W, 2-0)1.2
    R. Dull (H, 2)1.0
    B. Treinen (S, 4)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 114-63, B. Brach 31-22, D. O'Day 31-23, R. Bleier 11-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 5-5, B. Brach 2-1, D. O'Day 1-2
    • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 24, B. Brach 7, D. O'Day 7, R. Bleier 2
    PITCHING
    • IBB - L. Trivino
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Mengden 84-54, Y. Petit 18-11, L. Trivino 12-10, R. Dull 16-10, B. Treinen 17-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Mengden 5-5, L. Trivino 2-1, B. Treinen 2-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Mengden 19, Y. Petit 6, L. Trivino 6, R. Dull 3, B. Treinen 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
    123456789RHE
    BAL8-24
    100003000493
    OAK16-16
    40000101X6110
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Mancini LF50000022.261.323.395.718-1.0
    A. Jones CF42311001.246.254.418.6729.0
    M. Machado SS31100111.358.437.6501.0872.5
    C. Davis 1B41110012.186.284.265.5492.5
    M. Trumbo RF40210020.313.313.375.6883.0
    P. Alvarez DH40000023.208.313.486.799-1.0
    D. Valencia 3B30110111.218.317.418.7362.5
    J. Peterson 2B40000014.200.304.300.604-0.5
    C. Joseph C30100011.155.183.241.4251.5
    a- C. Sisco PH10000000.222.323.333.6560.0
    Total35494121115-----
    • a-grounded out for Joseph in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Joyce LF41000114.192.347.346.6931.5
    M. Semien SS41110104.267.325.400.7254.0
    J. Lowrie 2B50310012.356.406.6141.0193.5
    K. Davis DH51131026.222.308.468.7767.0
    M. Olson 1B41211000.264.352.418.7708.0
    M. Chapman 3B30100120.246.341.475.8151.0
    M. Canha CF40000023.299.347.567.914-1.0
    S. Piscotty RF40000021.259.322.380.702-1.0
    J. Lucroy C42300000.284.351.386.7377.0
    Total376116231020-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Trumbo, C. Joseph (3)
      • HR - A. Jones (5)
      • RBI - A. Jones (17), C. Davis (9), M. Trumbo, D. Valencia (5)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Olson (5), J. Lucroy 2 (9)
      • HR - K. Davis (8), M. Olson (4)
      • RBI - M. Semien (14), J. Lowrie (31), K. Davis 3 (26), M. Olson (13)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Semien (7), J. Lowrie (14)
      FIELDING
      • E - C. Joseph (3), M. Machado (5), J. Peterson
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cashner4.26433524.891.532.5
      B. Brach (L, 0-2)1.12100205.841.95-3.0
      D. O'Day1.22110203.770.981.0
      R. Bleier0.11000100.460.86-0.5
      Total8.011643102---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cashner4.2
      B. Brach (L, 0-2)1.1
      D. O'Day1.2
      R. Bleier0.1
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Mengden5.03111514.301.1912.5
      Y. Petit (BS, 1)0.15330104.501.31-7.5
      L. Trivino (W, 2-0)1.21001100.931.248.5
      R. Dull (H, 2)1.00000302.700.754.5
      B. Treinen (S, 4)1.00000101.201.4010.5
      Total9.09442111---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Mengden5.0
      Y. Petit (BS, 1)0.1
      L. Trivino (W, 2-0)1.2
      R. Dull (H, 2)1.0
      B. Treinen (S, 4)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cashner 114-63, B. Brach 31-22, D. O'Day 31-23, R. Bleier 11-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cashner 5-5, B. Brach 2-1, D. O'Day 1-2
      • Batters Faced - A. Cashner 24, B. Brach 7, D. O'Day 7, R. Bleier 2
      PITCHING
      • IBB - L. Trivino
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Mengden 84-54, Y. Petit 18-11, L. Trivino 12-10, R. Dull 16-10, B. Treinen 17-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Mengden 5-5, L. Trivino 2-1, B. Treinen 2-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Mengden 19, Y. Petit 6, L. Trivino 6, R. Dull 3, B. Treinen 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Semien singled to left, Lucroy scored46
      • 6TH INNING
        Lowrie singled to right, Lucroy scored, Semien to third45
        Valencia singled to center, Davis scored, Trumbo to second44
        Trumbo singled to left, Machado scored, Davis to second34
        Davis singled to right center, Jones scored, Machado to third24
      • 1ST INNING
        Olson homered to center14
        Davis homered to center, Joyce and Semien scored13
        Jones homered to center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Blake Treinen relieved Ryan Dull
        • J. Peterson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Peterson grounded out to first
        • Chance Sisco hit for Caleb Joseph
        • C. Sisco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sisco grounded out to second
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Ryan Dull relieved Lou Trivino
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
        • P. Alvarez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alvarez struck out swinging
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Valencia struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. O'Day Pitching:
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Foul on catcher Joseph dropped ball error, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • J. Lucroy: Foul, Ball, Foul, Lucroy doubled to deep left
        • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Joyce popped out to shortstop
        • M. Semien: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Semien singled to left, Lucroy scored
        • Richard Bleier relieved Darren O'Day
        • J. Lowrie: Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Lowrie singled to right center, Semien to third
        • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 7TH INNING
        • L. Trivino Pitching:
        • C. Joseph: Joseph doubled to deep left
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Jones grounded out to shortstop, Joseph to third
        • M. Machado: Machado intentionally walked
        • C. Davis: Davis flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Darren O'Day relieved Brad Brach
        • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Olson flied out to deep left
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Canha grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Daniel Mengden
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Jones reached on bunt single to shortstop
        • M. Machado: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Machado singled to left, Jones to second
        • C. Davis: Davis singled to right center, Jones scored, Machado to third
        • M. Trumbo: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Trumbo singled to left, Machado scored, Davis to second
        • P. Alvarez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Alvarez struck out swinging
        • D. Valencia: Strike looking, Valencia singled to center, Davis scored, Trumbo to second
        • Lou Trivino relieved Yusmeiro Petit
        • J. Peterson: Ball, Peterson grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Valencia out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Brach Pitching:
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Piscotty safe at first on shortstop Machado fielding error
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lucroy doubled to deep center, Piscotty to third
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Joyce flied out to left
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Semien reached on fielder's choice to second, Piscotty out at home, Lucroy to third
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lowrie singled to right, Lucroy scored, Semien to third
        • K. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Mengden Pitching:
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Valencia walked
        • J. Peterson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Peterson struck out swinging
        • C. Joseph: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • J. Lowrie: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Lowrie struck out looking
        • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Davis fouled out to first
        • M. Olson: Foul, Ball, Olson doubled to deep left
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Chapman walked
        • Brad Brach relieved Andrew Cashner
        • M. Canha: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Canha struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Mengden Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Davis lined out to center
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
        • P. Alvarez: Ball, Strike looking, Alvarez grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Piscotty flied out to deep center
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy singled to left
        • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Joyce struck out swinging
        • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Semien grounded out to third
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Mengden Pitching:
        • C. Joseph: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Joseph grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Mancini fouled out to right
        • A. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Jones singled to left
        • M. Machado: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Olson grounded out to third
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Canha struck out looking
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Mengden Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Trumbo doubled to left
        • P. Alvarez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Alvarez flied out to deep right, Trumbo to third
        • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Valencia grounded out to third
        • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Peterson lined out to center
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Joyce grounded out to pitcher
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Semien walked
        • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Lowrie singled to right, Semien to third
        • K. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Davis fouled out to right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Mengden Pitching:
        • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Foul, Mancini flied out to deep left
        • A. Jones: Foul, Ball, Jones homered to center
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Machado grounded out to third
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Cashner Pitching:
        • M. Joyce: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Joyce walked
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Semien reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Joyce to second on 2nd baseman Peterson fielding error
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lowrie popped out to shortstop
        • K. Davis: Ball, Davis homered to center, Joyce and Semien scored
        • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Olson homered to center
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Chapman singled to center
        • M. Canha: Foul, Ball, Canha flied out to center
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)