Davis hits 30th home run to help A's edge Tigers 2-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Khris Davis hadn't hit a home run in three days, an eternity for the Athletics slugger considering the roll he's been on since the All-Star break.

Matt Chapman's drought was a little longer but not by much.

The two went deep over a three-pitch span in the third inning, providing the offense in Oakland's 2-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.

''He is a freak,'' Chapman said of Davis. ''People haven't even seen what he's fully capable of. He's starting to hit for higher average. He's come into his own. He's just right in his prime years.''

Davis' home run was his 30th and ninth since the All-Star break. He became the first A's player with 30 or more in three consecutive seasons since Miguel Tejada did it from 2000-02.

''There's certain years that it's tougher than others to hit home runs here, especially at night, and it doesn't seem to affect him at all,'' manager Bob Melvin said. ''He's the perfect guy for this ballpark and this team.''

Edwin Jackson pitched into the seventh inning, allowing an unearned run on five hits. Jackson struck out three and walked one to win back-to-back starts for the first time this season.

Marcus Semien added two hits while rookie center fielder Ramon Laureano, who had the winning single in the 13th inning Friday, made a pair of defensive gems after being a late addition to Oakland's lineup.

Jeimer Candelario had two hits and drove in the Tigers' only run in the first.

The A's had six hits and stranded five runners in scoring position but remained unbeaten against the Tigers.

They also improved to 11-4 since the All-Star break, the best mark in the majors.

''It's a good streak we've got going,'' Davis said. ''We're just looking to do the small things right, play the game the right way and things are clicking and good things are happening. We just have keep riding this wave out.''

Chapman hit his 14th leading off, extending his on-base streak to a career-best 20 games. Two batters later, Davis added another milestone home run.

Both home runs came off starter Jordan Zimmermann (4-4).

''Usually solo homers don't hurt you,'' Zimmermann said. ''Unfortunately I gave up two in one inning so it's like a two-run homer. I've just got to keep the ball in the yard.''

Jackson (3-2) and two relievers made it hold up.

Jackson, who earned his 100th career victory in his last start, got a pair of double plays to get out of jams in the second and third. He also got help from Laureano, who a night earlier won the game with his first major league hit.

Laureano missed a diving catch in the fifth but threw out Mike Gerber, who overslid second base, then made a sliding catch on Candelario's sinking liner in the seventh.

Lou Trivino retired five batters and Blake Treinen pitched the ninth for his 28th save.

''It's the games like this that are going to make or break a season for a team,'' Jackson said. ''It's not necessarily the blowouts. It's how many one-run games can you win.''

Zimmermann allowed six hits in 6 1/3 innings. He is winless in his last four starts.

ETC.

Tigers starters had gone 19 consecutive scoreless innings before Zimmerann allowed Chapman's home run. ... Oakland has won 11 straight against Detroit, tying the franchise's longest streak over the Tigers set in 1902.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: Laureano started in place of Mark Canha, who was scratched because of an illness.

UP NEXT

Tigers LHP Francisco Liriano (3-5, 4.41 ERA) makes his first start since July 23 in the series finale Sunday afternoon. Liriano last pitched Sunday when he threw two scoreless innings of relief against Kansas City. RHP Trevor Cahill (3-2, 3.39) pitches for Oakland and has two wins in four starts since coming off the disabled list.

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  • W: E. Jackson (3-2)L: J. Zimmermann (4-4)S: B. Treinen (28)
  • HR: OAK - K. Davis (30), M. Chapman (14)
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N. Goodrum 2B40000002.238.305.435.7400.0
J. Candelario 3B40210000.229.319.414.7333.0
V. Martinez DH30100001.238.289.324.6131.0
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a- J. McCann PH-DH10000011.225.273.328.601-0.5
J. Hicks C30100000.263.315.407.7221.0
J. Adduci 1B30100011.250.283.409.6920.5
J. Iglesias SS30100011.270.310.397.7071.5
M. Gerber LF30100002.250.250.375.6251.0
  • a-struck out for Reyes in the 9th
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N. Martini LF30000112.292.435.438.8730.5
M. Chapman 3B41211012.270.361.486.8478.5
J. Lowrie 2B40000033.270.350.463.812-1.5
K. Davis DH31111100.253.329.542.8717.0
M. Olson 1B30000120.237.330.444.7750.0
S. Piscotty RF40000013.251.313.447.760-0.5
J. Lucroy C30100000.247.305.336.6402.0
M. Semien SS30200011.258.316.370.6853.5
R. Laureano CF30000013.125.125.125.250-0.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Iglesias (28)
    • RBI - J. Candelario (40)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Candelario (10)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Lucroy (18)
    • 3B - M. Chapman (6)
    • HR - M. Chapman (14), K. Davis (30)
    • RBI - M. Chapman (36), K. Davis (85)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - V. Reyes
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Semien (12)
    FIELDING
    • E - J. Jones
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - R. Laureano (2)
    • DP - 2 (Lowrie-Semien-Olson; Jackson-Semien-Olson)
    • E - N. Martini
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Zimmermann (L, 4-4)6.16223624.311.238.0
    D. VerHagen1.20000405.501.115.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Zimmermann (L, 4-4)6.1
    D. VerHagen1.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    E. Jackson (W, 3-2)6.15101302.871.0623.5
    L. Trivino (H, 15)1.21000101.180.942.5
    B. Treinen (S, 28)1.01000200.950.9610.0
    PITCHERSIP
    E. Jackson (W, 3-2)6.1
    L. Trivino (H, 15)1.2
    B. Treinen (S, 28)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 103-63, D. VerHagen 20-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 4-9
    • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 28, D. VerHagen 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - E. Jackson 78-48, L. Trivino 19-11, B. Treinen 12-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Jackson 7-7, L. Trivino 1-2
    • Batters Faced - E. Jackson 23, L. Trivino 5, B. Treinen 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Jones CF31000101.204.261.357.6182.0
    N. Castellanos RF40000032.285.338.481.819-1.5
    N. Goodrum 2B40000002.238.305.435.7400.0
    J. Candelario 3B40210000.229.319.414.7333.0
    V. Martinez DH30100001.238.289.324.6131.0
    V. Reyes PR-DH00000000.222.235.274.509-1.0
    a- J. McCann PH-DH10000011.225.273.328.601-0.5
    J. Hicks C30100000.263.315.407.7221.0
    J. Adduci 1B30100011.250.283.409.6920.5
    J. Iglesias SS30100011.270.310.397.7071.5
    M. Gerber LF30100002.250.250.375.6251.0
    Total3117101611-----
    • a-struck out for Reyes in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    N. Martini LF30000112.292.435.438.8730.5
    M. Chapman 3B41211012.270.361.486.8478.5
    J. Lowrie 2B40000033.270.350.463.812-1.5
    K. Davis DH31111100.253.329.542.8717.0
    M. Olson 1B30000120.237.330.444.7750.0
    S. Piscotty RF40000013.251.313.447.760-0.5
    J. Lucroy C30100000.247.305.336.6402.0
    M. Semien SS30200011.258.316.370.6853.5
    R. Laureano CF30000013.125.125.125.250-0.5
    Total30262231014-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Iglesias (28)
      • RBI - J. Candelario (40)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Candelario (10)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Lucroy (18)
      • 3B - M. Chapman (6)
      • HR - M. Chapman (14), K. Davis (30)
      • RBI - M. Chapman (36), K. Davis (85)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - V. Reyes
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Semien (12)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Jones
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - R. Laureano (2)
      • DP - 2 (Lowrie-Semien-Olson; Jackson-Semien-Olson)
      • E - N. Martini
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Zimmermann (L, 4-4)6.16223624.311.238.0
      D. VerHagen1.20000405.501.115.0
      Total8.06223102---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Zimmermann (L, 4-4)6.1
      D. VerHagen1.2
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Jackson (W, 3-2)6.15101302.871.0623.5
      L. Trivino (H, 15)1.21000101.180.942.5
      B. Treinen (S, 28)1.01000200.950.9610.0
      Total9.0710160---
      PITCHERSIP
      E. Jackson (W, 3-2)6.1
      L. Trivino (H, 15)1.2
      B. Treinen (S, 28)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 103-63, D. VerHagen 20-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 4-9
      • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 28, D. VerHagen 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Jackson 78-48, L. Trivino 19-11, B. Treinen 12-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Jackson 7-7, L. Trivino 1-2
      • Batters Faced - E. Jackson 23, L. Trivino 5, B. Treinen 4
      • 3RD INNING
        Davis homered to left center12
        Chapman homered to center11
      • 1ST INNING
        Candelario singled to right, Jones scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Blake Treinen relieved Lou Trivino
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Castellanos struck out on foul tip
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Goodrum flied out to left
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Candelario singled to center
        • James McCann hit for Victor Reyes
        • James McCann at designated hitter
        • J. McCann: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, McCann struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • L. Trivino Pitching:
        • J. Adduci: Ball, Adduci singled to right
        • J. Iglesias: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Iglesias struck out swinging
        • M. Gerber: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gerber fouled out to third
        • J. Jones: Strike swinging, Ball, Jones grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Adduci out at second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. VerHagen Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Davis lined out to center
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • E. Jackson Pitching:
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Candelario lined out to center
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Martinez singled to left
        • Victor Reyes ran for Victor Martinez
        • Lou Trivino relieved Edwin Jackson
        • J. Hicks: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Reyes caught stealing, catcher to second, Hicks flied out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Semien singled to center
        • R. Laureano: Strike swinging, Semien stole second, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Laureano struck out swinging
        • N. Martini: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martini walked
        • Drew VerHagen relieved Jordan Zimmermann
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Lowrie struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • E. Jackson Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Ball, Jones grounded bunt out to third
        • N. Castellanos: Castellanos grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Goodrum grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • M. Olson: Ball, Olson flied out to center
        • S. Piscotty: Foul, Foul, Foul, Piscotty grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lucroy flied out to deep center
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • E. Jackson Pitching:
        • J. Adduci: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Adduci struck out swinging
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Strike looking, Iglesias flied out to center
        • M. Gerber: Gerber singled to center, Gerber out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • M. Chapman: Chapman flied out to right
        • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Lowrie struck out looking
        • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Davis flied out to deep center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • E. Jackson Pitching:
        • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Candelario grounded out to first
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Martinez flied out to center
        • J. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hicks popped out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Semien singled to center, Semien to third on center fielder Jones fielding error
        • R. Laureano: Laureano grounded out to third
        • N. Martini: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Martini struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 3RD INNING
        • E. Jackson Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jones walked
        • N. Castellanos: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Goodrum grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Jones out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • M. Chapman: Foul, Strike looking, Chapman homered to center
        • J. Lowrie: Lowrie lined out to center
        • K. Davis: Davis homered to left center
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Piscotty lined out to center
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • E. Jackson Pitching:
        • J. Hicks: Ball, Hicks singled to right center
        • J. Adduci: Ball, Adduci grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Hicks out at second
        • J. Iglesias: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Iglesias doubled to deep left
        • M. Gerber: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gerber grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy doubled to deep right center
        • M. Semien: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
        • R. Laureano: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Laureano flied out to deep center, Lucroy to third
        • N. Martini: Ball, Martini grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • E. Jackson Pitching:
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jones safe at first on left fielder Martini fielding error, Jones to second
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
        • N. Goodrum: Ball, Foul, Goodrum popped out to shortstop
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Candelario singled to right, Jones scored
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Martinez lined out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
        • N. Martini: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martini popped out to first
        • M. Chapman: Chapman tripled to deep right
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lowrie struck out swinging
        • K. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Davis walked
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Olson walked, Davis to second
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Piscotty lined out to right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)