Fiers solid in debut as A's top Dodgers 3-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Mike Fiers felt the adrenaline pumping early in his first day on the job with his new team, and he put it to good use.

Fiers pitched 5 1/3 strong innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Fiers gave up one run on four hits. He struck out eight and walked none.

''I think it kind of stepped up another level today,'' Fiers said. ''Just trying to put together a good performance for this team. Definitely needed it after losing last night. We needed to come back with a win and we did that.''

Fiers didn't allow a baserunner until Yasmani Grandal led off the fifth with his 20th home run.

Fiers was with the Houston Astros when he pitched a no-hitter against the Dodgers on Aug. 22, 2015.

The A's, desperate to add depth to an injury depleted rotation, acquired the 33-year-old right-hander from the Tigers on Monday for two players to be named or cash. He became the 13th starter the A's sent to the mound this season.

Fiers and battery mate Jonathan Lucroy were teammates on the Milwaukee Brewers from 2011 to 2015.

''He did well,'' Lucroy said. ''He executed. Any time you can do that it gives your lineup a chance to settle in, even against a guy like Kershaw. We scratched two on him. If Fiers isn't keeping us locked in there for as long as he did I don't think we score those two runs.''

The A's broke a 2-2 in the eighth inning when Khris Davis hit a fielder's choice grounder off Dodgers reliever J.T. Chargois (2-3), scoring Marcus Semien from third.

Dodgers third baseman Manny Machado fielded Davis' bouncer and fired home to catcher Grandal, but Grandal never had control of the ball when he swipe-tagged Semien. Grandal was charged with an error on the play.

''It's going to be one of those plays where it's going to be a bang-bang play, and if you happen to have to have the ball in your hand he's out, and if not he's safe,'' Grandal said.

Jeurys Familia (3-0) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win and Blake Treinen worked the ninth for his 29th save in 33 chances.

Second baseman Lowrie made a running catch with Yasiel Puig at second for the final out to preserve the win.

Oakland won for the seventh time in eight games and improved to 34-11 going back to June 16, the best record in the majors over that stretch.

The A's closed to within five games of idle Houston, which leads the AL West.

The Dodgers fell a half game behind Arizona, which beat Philadelphia on Wednesday to move into first place in the NL West.

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw gave up two runs in six innings. He remains winless in four starts against Oakland despite posting a 1.38 ERA over that stretch.

Kershaw is 2-1 with a 2.10 ERA since the All-Star break.

''I didn't have much of anything tonight,'' Kershaw said. ''It was a little bit of smoke and mirrors. That's a good team over there and I was getting ahead of a few guys, but especially that fourth inning where they scored the runs, a lot of hits with two strikes right there, I didn't really have those put-away pitches when I needed them to tonight.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (left groin strain) pitched in a rehab game for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday night. He threw 71 pitches and topped out at 91 mph, Roberts said. Ryu throw again in five or six days, possibly for Los Angeles, manager Dave Roberts said. ''To Ryu's credit, he pitched well, he feels well, and so to make our decision more difficult, that's a good thing for the Dodgers,'' Roberts said. . LHP Alex Wood (left adductor tendinitis) pitched three innings in a simulated game on Tuesday. ''At that point we'll figure out where to plug him in,'' Roberts said.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: Ross Stripling (8-3, 2.68 ERA) will come of the DL (right first toe inflammation) to pitch Thursday's series opener against the Rockies in Colorado. He's 1-1 with a 2.88 ERA in 10 appearances (three starts) against the Rockies.

Athletics: LHP Brett Anderson (2-3, 4.64 ERA) will pitch Friday's series opener against the Angels in Los Angeles on Friday. Anderson is 2-1 with a 2.96 ERA since coming off the DL (strained left shoulder) on July 8.

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  • W: J. Familia (7-4)L: J. Chargois (2-3)S: B. Treinen (29)
  • HR: LAD - Y. Grandal (20)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF40000021.256.330.529.860-1.0
M. Machado 3B40100010.308.383.550.9333.5
J. Turner DH40100011.262.362.410.7710.5
Y. Grandal C31111121.256.357.502.8588.0
B. Dozier 2B40000013.230.315.420.735-0.5
C. Bellinger CF41200020.244.333.459.7932.0
Y. Puig RF30000102.269.330.481.8111.0
M. Muncy 1B40100012.253.380.558.9380.5
C. Taylor SS40110013.253.328.442.7691.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Semien SS41200000.257.316.366.6823.0
    M. Chapman 3B40100012.270.360.490.8500.5
    J. Lowrie 2B40100001.265.345.453.7981.0
    K. Davis DH41100002.256.329.551.8802.0
    M. Canha LF31100000.256.330.455.7852.0
    a- N. Martini PH-LF10000012.280.422.420.842-0.5
    M. Olson 1B40000004.235.326.444.7700.0
    S. Piscotty RF30110000.253.317.446.7632.0
    R. Laureano CF30110000.333.333.333.6672.0
    J. Lucroy C30000002.243.299.329.6280.0
    • a-struck out for Canha in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Machado (25)
    • HR - Y. Grandal (20)
    • RBI - Y. Grandal (57), C. Taylor (51)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Taylor (18)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson, B. Dozier 3 (3), C. Taylor 3 (3)
    BATTING
    • RBI - S. Piscotty (52), R. Laureano (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - S. Piscotty (19), R. Laureano (2)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Chapman, K. Davis, M. Olson 2 (2), J. Lucroy 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Machado (11), Y. Grandal (2)
    FIELDING
    • E - Y. Grandal (7)
    FIELDING
    • PB - J. Lucroy (7)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Kershaw6.06220102.581.0713.5
    J. Chargois (L, 2-3)1.12100003.141.29-4.0
    D. Floro0.20000102.541.150.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Kershaw6.0
    J. Chargois (L, 2-3)1.1
    D. Floro0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Fiers5.14110813.401.2114.0
    L. Trivino (BS, 3)1.22111001.290.98-1.0
    J. Familia (W, 7-4)1.01000202.311.1310.0
    B. Treinen (S, 29)1.00001100.930.979.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Fiers5.1
    L. Trivino (BS, 3)1.2
    J. Familia (W, 7-4)1.0
    B. Treinen (S, 29)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 97-64, J. Chargois 27-20, D. Floro 12-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 8-9, J. Chargois 3-2, D. Floro 1-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 24, J. Chargois 7, D. Floro 2
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 78-56, L. Trivino 25-16, J. Familia 22-14, B. Treinen 18-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 3-5, L. Trivino 3-2, B. Treinen 1-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 20, L. Trivino 8, J. Familia 4, B. Treinen 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
    123456789RHE
    LAD63-52
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    OAK68-47
    00020001X380
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Pederson LF40000021.256.330.529.860-1.0
    M. Machado 3B40100010.308.383.550.9333.5
    J. Turner DH40100011.262.362.410.7710.5
    Y. Grandal C31111121.256.357.502.8588.0
    B. Dozier 2B40000013.230.315.420.735-0.5
    C. Bellinger CF41200020.244.333.459.7932.0
    Y. Puig RF30000102.269.330.481.8111.0
    M. Muncy 1B40100012.253.380.558.9380.5
    C. Taylor SS40110013.253.328.442.7691.5
    Total34272121113-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Semien SS41200000.257.316.366.6823.0
      M. Chapman 3B40100012.270.360.490.8500.5
      J. Lowrie 2B40100001.265.345.453.7981.0
      K. Davis DH41100002.256.329.551.8802.0
      M. Canha LF31100000.256.330.455.7852.0
      a- N. Martini PH-LF10000012.280.422.420.842-0.5
      M. Olson 1B40000004.235.326.444.7700.0
      S. Piscotty RF30110000.253.317.446.7632.0
      R. Laureano CF30110000.333.333.333.6672.0
      J. Lucroy C30000002.243.299.329.6280.0
      Total3338200213-----
      • a-struck out for Canha in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Machado (25)
      • HR - Y. Grandal (20)
      • RBI - Y. Grandal (57), C. Taylor (51)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Taylor (18)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson, B. Dozier 3 (3), C. Taylor 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • RBI - S. Piscotty (52), R. Laureano (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - S. Piscotty (19), R. Laureano (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Chapman, K. Davis, M. Olson 2 (2), J. Lucroy 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Machado (11), Y. Grandal (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - Y. Grandal (7)
      FIELDING
      • PB - J. Lucroy (7)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Kershaw6.06220102.581.0713.5
      J. Chargois (L, 2-3)1.12100003.141.29-4.0
      D. Floro0.20000102.541.150.5
      Total8.0832020---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Kershaw6.0
      J. Chargois (L, 2-3)1.1
      D. Floro0.2
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Fiers5.14110813.401.2114.0
      L. Trivino (BS, 3)1.22111001.290.98-1.0
      J. Familia (W, 7-4)1.01000202.311.1310.0
      B. Treinen (S, 29)1.00001100.930.979.5
      Total9.07222111---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Fiers5.1
      L. Trivino (BS, 3)1.2
      J. Familia (W, 7-4)1.0
      B. Treinen (S, 29)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 97-64, J. Chargois 27-20, D. Floro 12-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 8-9, J. Chargois 3-2, D. Floro 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 24, J. Chargois 7, D. Floro 2
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 78-56, L. Trivino 25-16, J. Familia 22-14, B. Treinen 18-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 3-5, L. Trivino 3-2, B. Treinen 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 20, L. Trivino 8, J. Familia 4, B. Treinen 4
      • 8TH INNING
        Davis reached on fielder's choice to third, Semien scored, Lowrie to second23
      • 7TH INNING
        Taylor singled to left center, Bellinger scored22
      • 5TH INNING
        Grandal homered to right12
      • 4TH INNING
        Laureano singled to right, Canha scored, Piscotty to third02
        Piscotty singled to shallow center, Davis scored, Canha to third01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Blake Treinen relieved Jeurys Familia
        • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
        • Y. Puig: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Puig walked
        • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Muncy grounded out to first, Puig to second
        • C. Taylor: Foul, Taylor popped out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Jeurys Familia relieved Lou Trivino
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Machado lined out to third
        • J. Turner: Strike swinging, Ball, Turner singled to shallow right
        • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Turner to second on passed ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Chargois Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Semien singled to shallow center
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Chapman lined out to center
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Lowrie singled to right, Semien to third
        • K. Davis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Davis reached on fielder's choice to third, Semien scored, Lowrie to second
        • Dylan Floro relieved JT Chargois
        • Nick Martini hit for Mark Canha
        • N. Martini: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Martini struck out on foul tip
        • M. Olson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Olson grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Davis out at second
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • L. Trivino Pitching:
        • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Bellinger singled to shallow left
        • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Puig fouled out to first
        • M. Muncy: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Muncy grounded out to first, Bellinger to second
        • C. Taylor: Foul, Taylor singled to left center, Bellinger scored
        • J. Pederson: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pederson grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • JT Chargois relieved Clayton Kershaw
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Piscotty grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Laureano: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Laureano lined out to third
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • J. Pederson: Foul, Pederson grounded out to first
        • M. Machado: Machado doubled to left center
        • Lou Trivino relieved Mike Fiers
        • J. Turner: Strike looking, Turner lined out to shortstop
        • Y. Grandal: Ball, Machado stole third, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Grandal stole second, Dozier grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davis popped out to second
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Canha grounded out to third
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Olson grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • Y. Grandal: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Grandal homered to right
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Dozier flied out to right
        • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bellinger singled to shallow right
        • Y. Puig: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Puig flied out to deep right
        • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Muncy singled to shallow right, Bellinger to second
        • C. Taylor: Ball, Taylor grounded into fielder's choice to third, Bellinger out at third
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Semien grounded out to third
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
        • J. Lowrie: Lowrie grounded out to third
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Machado flied out to deep center
        • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Turner struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lowrie popped out to second
        • K. Davis: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Davis singled to shallow left center
        • M. Canha: Foul, Strike looking, Canha singled to shallow center, Davis to second
        • M. Olson: Olson flied out to left
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Piscotty singled to shallow center, Davis scored, Canha to third
        • R. Laureano: Laureano singled to right, Canha scored, Piscotty to third
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Lucroy flied out to deep right
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • Y. Puig: Puig lined out to shortstop
        • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
        • C. Taylor: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • R. Laureano: Foul, Laureano grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Semien singled to shallow left
        • M. Chapman: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Chapman grounded into fielder's choice to third, Semien out at second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Grandal struck out looking
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Dozier lined out to shortstop
        • C. Bellinger: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • M. Canha: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Canha popped out to shortstop
        • M. Olson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Olson flied out to deep center
        • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Foul, Piscotty flied out to right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Pederson struck out on foul tip
        • M. Machado: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Machado struck out swinging
        • J. Turner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Turner grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Kershaw Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Semien grounded out to third
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Chapman singled to left
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Lowrie flied out to center
        • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Davis flied out to shallow right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)