Manaea survives rough fifth inning, A's beat Angels 6-4

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea took an important step forward in battling the mental hurdles that have hindered him for the past six weeks.

His Oakland teammates took an equally big leap at the plate when they batted around during a four-run sixth inning.

Manaea pitched four-hit ball and allowed three runs over six innings, Stephen Piscotty hit a tiebreaking, two-run single with two outs in the sixth inning and the A's broke out of their funk to beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-4 on Saturday.

''I wouldn't say I'm back,'' said Manaea, who has had an uneven season since throwing the first no-hitter in the majors this season on April 21. ''I'm going to think and it's just going to be a natural part of it but I would say I'm a little more calm in gathering my thoughts and not just thinking about the very, very little things that I can't be worried about during games.''

Manaea was perfect through the first four innings but was on the verge of coming unraveled after giving up three consecutive hits including Chris Young's three-run home run in the fifth.

After walking Jabari Blash after Young's home run, Manaea settled down to retire the next two batters then set down three of the four he faced in the sixth to end his day.

''Definitely collected myself and slowed the game down,'' Manaea said. ''Kind of was just going through the motions a little bit. I was just throwing it and not executing. After the home run I just stepped off and really had to focus and slow the game down.''

Chad Pinder homered and tripled, Marcus Semien also went deep and Jonathan Lucroy drew a bases-loaded walk to help Oakland end its season-high four-game losing streak.

Manaea (6-6) struck out four and walked one to win for the second time in nine starts.

''All it takes for a guy of his caliber and talent level is to get a good outing or two under his belt and then he's back to pitching confidently,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said. ''When he's confident he usually pitches game like that.''

Young, a late replacement after Angels left fielder Justin Upton was scratched from the starting lineup 40 minutes before first pitch, hit a three-run home run for Los Angeles.

The A's had lost six straight and 12 of 13 to AL West teams before rallying to beat the Angels for only the third time this season.

Semien homered leading off the sixth to chase Los Angeles starter John Lamb. Reliever Noe Ramirez (2-3) hit Pinder with a pitch, retired Jed Lowrie on a fly out, then walked Khris Davis before hitting Matt Olson to load the bases.

Ramirez struck out pinch-hitter Dustin Fowler but Lucroy walked to force in the tying. Piscotty then lined a 1-1 pitch to center, scoring Davis and Olson.

''We needed it,'' Piscotty said. ''We haven't lost any confidence, any faith, we've just got to keep going. We've got a good team.''

Yusmeiro Petit and Lou Trivino retired three players apiece. A's closer Blake Treinen gave up a two-out RBI single to pinch-hitter Jose Fernandez in the ninth but got Luis Valbuena to ground out for his 15th save.

Lamb pitched into the sixth inning and allowed a pair of solo home runs in his first start since July 16, 2016. He struck out five and walked one. The 27-year-old left-hander missed 50 games last season after testing positive for drugs while in the minors.

''I thought he had all his pitches working,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ''He may have gotten a little tired coming out for the sixth. Got us to a nice point in the game. Unfortunately, we couldn't hold it.''

GEM OF A DEBUT

Angels right-hander Jake Jewell made his major league debut with a scoreless eighth inning. He hit Piscotty with a pitch but got Franklin Barreto to strike out looking for the third out.

JUST GET THERE

The A's are 31-0 when leading after the eighth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: Upton was a late scratch due to lower back stiffness.

Athletics: Third baseman Matt Chapman was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a bruised right hand and will meet with hand specialist Dr. Steven Shin on Monday in Los Angeles. Chapman took infield practice before the game but did not throw. ... LHP Brett Anderson threw 30 pitches in the bullpen.

UP NEXT

Lefty Andrew Heaney (3-5, 3.68 ERA) starts for the Angels in the series finale Sunday at the Coliseum. Right-hander Daniel Mengden (6-6, 3.90) starts for the A's.

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OAK35-36
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  • W: S. Manaea (6-6)L: N. Ramirez (2-3)S: B. Treinen (15)
  • HR: LAA - C. Young (4), OAK - M. Semien (6), C. Pinder (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B40000001.217.284.389.6730.0
A. Simmons SS40000001.324.393.452.8450.0
M. Trout CF31100120.323.450.6851.1362.0
A. Pujols DH31100101.247.285.402.6863.0
M. Maldonado C41100002.247.301.354.6542.0
C. Young LF41131012.180.282.360.6417.5
J. Blash RF20000100.111.238.111.3490.0
a- J. Fernandez PH10110000.318.318.409.7272.0
L. Valbuena 1B40100022.222.274.346.6200.0
D. Fletcher 3B30000011.429.429.7141.143-0.5
  • a-singled for Blash in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Semien SS41111000.256.309.374.6836.0
C. Pinder LF33311000.252.327.452.77913.0
J. Lowrie 3B40110002.282.344.458.8022.0
K. Davis DH31000122.241.316.544.8601.0
M. Olson 1B31000011.235.318.447.7651.5
M. Canha CF20000010.238.308.423.731-0.5
a- D. Fowler PH-CF20000013.237.280.398.678-0.5
J. Lucroy C30010100.254.312.344.6562.0
S. Piscotty RF20120100.245.305.370.6765.0
F. Barreto 2B40000034.000.091.000.091-1.5
  • a-struck out for Canha in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - C. Young (4)
  • RBI - C. Young 3 (10), J. Fernandez (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Fernandez
BATTING
  • 3B - C. Pinder
  • HR - M. Semien (6), C. Pinder (6)
  • RBI - M. Semien (27), C. Pinder (14), J. Lowrie (43), J. Lucroy (18), S. Piscotty 2 (29)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Lucroy (8), S. Piscotty 2 (15)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Blash
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lamb5.03221523.600.8011.5
N. Ramirez (L, 2-3) (BS, 2)1.01332204.201.33-7.0
E. Paredes1.02110007.152.030.0
J. Jewell1.00000100.000.003.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Lamb5.0
N. Ramirez (L, 2-3) (BS, 2)1.0
E. Paredes1.0
J. Jewell1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Manaea (W, 6-6)6.04331413.560.9822.0
Y. Petit (H, 7)1.00000003.511.103.0
L. Trivino (H, 8)1.01000101.691.202.5
B. Treinen (S, 15)1.01112101.131.006.5
PITCHERSIP
S. Manaea (W, 6-6)6.0
Y. Petit (H, 7)1.0
L. Trivino (H, 8)1.0
B. Treinen (S, 15)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - N. Ramirez 2 (3), J. Jewell
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lamb 88-54, N. Ramirez 27-14, E. Paredes 15-11, J. Jewell 18-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lamb 5-5, E. Paredes 1-2, J. Jewell 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Lamb 19, N. Ramirez 8, E. Paredes 5, J. Jewell 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Manaea 88-59, Y. Petit 10-6, L. Trivino 12-8, B. Treinen 26-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Manaea 3-10, L. Trivino 1-1, B. Treinen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Manaea 22, Y. Petit 3, L. Trivino 4, B. Treinen 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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LAA38-33
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B40000001.217.284.389.6730.0
A. Simmons SS40000001.324.393.452.8450.0
M. Trout CF31100120.323.450.6851.1362.0
A. Pujols DH31100101.247.285.402.6863.0
M. Maldonado C41100002.247.301.354.6542.0
C. Young LF41131012.180.282.360.6417.5
J. Blash RF20000100.111.238.111.3490.0
a- J. Fernandez PH10110000.318.318.409.7272.0
L. Valbuena 1B40100022.222.274.346.6200.0
D. Fletcher 3B30000011.429.429.7141.143-0.5
Total3246413610-----
  • a-singled for Blash in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Semien SS41111000.256.309.374.6836.0
C. Pinder LF33311000.252.327.452.77913.0
J. Lowrie 3B40110002.282.344.458.8022.0
K. Davis DH31000122.241.316.544.8601.0
M. Olson 1B31000011.235.318.447.7651.5
M. Canha CF20000010.238.308.423.731-0.5
a- D. Fowler PH-CF20000013.237.280.398.678-0.5
J. Lucroy C30010100.254.312.344.6562.0
S. Piscotty RF20120100.245.305.370.6765.0
F. Barreto 2B40000034.000.091.000.091-1.5
Total3066623812-----
HITTERSAB
M. Semien SS4
C. Pinder LF3
J. Lowrie 3B4
K. Davis DH3
M. Olson 1B3
M. Canha CF2
a- D. Fowler PH-CF2
J. Lucroy C3
S. Piscotty RF2
F. Barreto 2B4
Total30
  • a-struck out for Canha in the 6th
BATTING
  • HR - C. Young (4)
  • RBI - C. Young 3 (10), J. Fernandez (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Fernandez
BATTING
  • 3B - C. Pinder
  • HR - M. Semien (6), C. Pinder (6)
  • RBI - M. Semien (27), C. Pinder (14), J. Lowrie (43), J. Lucroy (18), S. Piscotty 2 (29)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Lucroy (8), S. Piscotty 2 (15)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Blash
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lamb5.03221523.600.8011.5
N. Ramirez (L, 2-3) (BS, 2)1.01332204.201.33-7.0
E. Paredes1.02110007.152.030.0
J. Jewell1.00000100.000.003.5
Total8.0666382---
PITCHERSIP
J. Lamb5.0
N. Ramirez (L, 2-3) (BS, 2)1.0
E. Paredes1.0
J. Jewell1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Manaea (W, 6-6)6.04331413.560.9822.0
Y. Petit (H, 7)1.00000003.511.103.0
L. Trivino (H, 8)1.01000101.691.202.5
B. Treinen (S, 15)1.01112101.131.006.5
Total9.0644361---
PITCHERSIP
S. Manaea (W, 6-6)6.0
Y. Petit (H, 7)1.0
L. Trivino (H, 8)1.0
B. Treinen (S, 15)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - N. Ramirez 2 (3), J. Jewell
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lamb 88-54, N. Ramirez 27-14, E. Paredes 15-11, J. Jewell 18-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lamb 5-5, E. Paredes 1-2, J. Jewell 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Lamb 19, N. Ramirez 8, E. Paredes 5, J. Jewell 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Manaea 88-59, Y. Petit 10-6, L. Trivino 12-8, B. Treinen 26-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Manaea 3-10, L. Trivino 1-1, B. Treinen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Manaea 22, Y. Petit 3, L. Trivino 4, B. Treinen 6
  • 9TH INNING
    Fernandez singled to right, Trout scored, Pujols to second46
  • 7TH INNING
    Lowrie singled to shallow center, Pinder scored36
  • 6TH INNING
    Piscotty singled to center, Davis and Olson scored, Lucroy to third35
    Lucroy walked, Pinder scored, Davis to third, Olson to second33
    Semien homered to left center32
  • 5TH INNING
    Young homered to left, Pujols and Maldonado scored31
  • 4TH INNING
    Pinder homered to center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Blake Treinen relieved Lou Trivino
    • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Trout walked
    • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pujols walked, Trout to second
    • M. Maldonado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Maldonado flied out to center
    • C. Young: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Young struck out looking
    • Jose Miguel Fernandez hit for Jabari Blash
    • J. Fernandez: Ball, Fernandez singled to right, Trout scored, Pujols to second
    • L. Valbuena: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Valbuena grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Lou Trivino relieved Yusmeiro Petit
    • L. Valbuena: Ball, Valbuena singled to shallow center
    • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Fletcher struck out looking
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Foul, Kinsler lined out to second
    • A. Simmons: Ball, Simmons grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jake Jewell relieved Eduardo Paredes
    • D. Fowler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Fowler grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Piscotty hit by pitch
    • F. Barreto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Barreto struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Sean Manaea
    • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Maldonado lined out to first
    • C. Young: Ball, Ball, Foul, Young flied out to deep left
    • J. Blash: Blash flied out to left
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Eduardo Paredes relieved Noe Ramirez
    • M. Semien: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Semien grounded out to first
    • C. Pinder: Pinder tripled to deep center
    • J. Lowrie: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Lowrie singled to shallow center, Pinder scored
    • K. Davis: Davis flied out to left
    • M. Olson: Olson fouled out to catcher
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Kinsler lined out to second
    • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Simmons lined out to left
    • M. Trout: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Trout reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pujols lined out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lamb Pitching:
    • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Semien homered to left center
    • Noe Ramirez relieved John Lamb
    • C. Pinder: Ball, Pinder hit by pitch
    • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Lowrie flied out to center
    • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Davis walked, Pinder to second
    • M. Olson: Ball, Olson hit by pitch, Pinder to third, Davis to second
    • Dustin Fowler hit for Mark Canha
    • D. Fowler: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Fowler struck out swinging
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy walked, Pinder scored, Davis to third, Olson to second
    • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Piscotty singled to center, Davis and Olson scored, Lucroy to third
    • F. Barreto: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Barreto struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Ball, Pujols singled to left
    • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Foul, Maldonado singled to right, Pujols to second
    • C. Young: Foul, Foul, Foul, Young homered to left, Pujols and Maldonado scored
    • J. Blash: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blash walked
    • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Blash caught stealing, catcher to third, Foul, Foul tip, Valbuena struck out on foul tip
    • D. Fletcher: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Fletcher flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lamb Pitching:
    • M. Canha: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Canha struck out looking
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Lucroy lined out to center
    • S. Piscotty: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Piscotty walked
    • F. Barreto: Strike looking, Barreto popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kinsler grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Simmons fouled out to third
    • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lamb Pitching:
    • C. Pinder: Pinder homered to center
    • J. Lowrie: Foul, Lowrie grounded out to first
    • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Davis struck out on foul tip
    • M. Olson: Ball, Olson popped out to second
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • J. Blash: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Blash flied out to right
    • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
    • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Fletcher grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lamb Pitching:
    • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Strike looking, Piscotty grounded out to third
    • F. Barreto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Barreto struck out swinging
    • M. Semien: Strike looking, Foul, Semien flied out to center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike swinging, Pujols flied out to right
    • M. Maldonado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Maldonado lined out to right
    • C. Young: Strike looking, Young fouled out to left
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lamb Pitching:
    • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
    • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Canha grounded out to third
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kinsler grounded out to second
    • A. Simmons: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Simmons popped out to shortstop
    • M. Trout: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Trout struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lamb Pitching:
    • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Semien fouled out to first
    • C. Pinder: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pinder singled to left
    • J. Lowrie: Ball, Lowrie reached on fielder's choice to third, Pinder out at second
    • K. Davis: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)