Fiers goes 6, Olson and Davis homer as A's beat Rays 4-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Mike Fiers has found his groove and it's been important for the inconsistent Oakland Athletics.

Fiers pitched six effective innings, Matt Olson and Khris Davis hit consecutive homers, and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Oakland, at 34-34, is three games behind Texas for the second AL wild card.

''Obviously the record right now doesn't show how good we really are,'' Fiers said. ''It's a long season. You can't look too far ahead or how far ahead some of the teams are ahead of us. We've got to come play every day and just battle every day.''

Fiers (6-3) allowed two runs and three hits, and is 4-0 in seven starts beginning with his no-hitter against Cincinnati on May 7.

Liam Hendriks, Lou Trivino and Blake Treinen, who gave up Willy Adames' RBI single in the ninth en route to his 15th save, combined to strike out six and complete the four-hitter.

''We really haven't hit our stride yet,'' Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. ''It's been a little of a fight and battle for us to this point but I think at some point we'll get past it.''

Tommy Pham homered for the Rays, who are 16 games over .500 despite an 18-15 record at home.

''Kind of quiet at the plate,'' Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said. ''We didn't do many things wrong, we were just pitched really, really tough.''

The Rays are tied for first in the AL East with the New York Yankees, who split a day-night doubleheader with the Mets.

After Matt Chapman reached on shortstop Adames' throwing error in the sixth, Olson hit a two-run homer and Davis then went deep two pitches later off Emilio Pagan (1-1) as Oakland took a 4-2 lead.

Pagan, acquired by Tampa Bay from the Athletics in a three-team trade in December, had allowed just one run over 19 innings in his previous 18 appearances.

''No one likes doing bad,'' Pagan said. ''Doesn't make me any more upset than it would anybody else.''

Pham put the Rays up 1-0 on a first-inning homer. He had been 1 for 17 in five games since returning June 6 from lower right leg injury.

Adames walked with two outs in the fourth, went to third on Kevin Kiermaier's single and scored to make it 2-0 on a double steal.

Oakland got to 2-1 on Chad Pinder's RBI single in the fifth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: SS Marcus Semien played in his 150th consecutive game, dating to last June 28. ''He's as durable a player as I've ever had, so at this point in time I don't see a day off for him,'' Melvin said. Semien extended his hitting streak to nine games (16 for 39) after leading off the game with a double.

Rays: DH Austin Meadows finished his at-bat in the eighth after fouling a ball off his lower right leg. Soreness in the leg will likely keep him out of Wednesday's lineup. ... INF Joey Wendle (fractured right wrist) could be back Thursday.

STAYING PUT

Oakland RHP Tanner Anderson, who allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in his first major league start Monday, will get another start. ''He was impressive,'' Melvin said.

IN THE FOLD

The Rays signed SS Greg Jones, who was taken 22nd overall in this year's draft. He hit .341 and stole 42 stolen bases for UNC Wilmington.

SPECIAL DELIVERY

Melvin presented long-time director of team travel Mickey Morabito with a birthday cake that featured a plane with stairs stuck in the wing. Morabito arranged for a new plane Sunday when the original team charter was damaged during a storm while Oakland was playing at Texas.

UP NEXT

Oakland LHP Brett Anderson (6-4) will face Rays RHP Yonny Chirinos (7-2) opener in Wednesday's series finale.

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  • W: M. Fiers (6-3)L: E. Pagan (1-1)S: B. Treinen (15)
  • HR: OAK - K. Davis (14), M. Olson (10), TB - T. Pham (9)
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J. Profar 2B41200000.207.269.371.6393.0
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B. Lowe 2B31000100.284.339.545.8842.0
Y. Diaz 3B40000021.264.345.477.822-1.0
J. Choi 1B30000101.283.361.450.8111.0
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    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Semien (15)
    • HR - M. Olson (10), K. Davis (14)
    • RBI - M. Olson 2 (20), K. Davis (35), C. Pinder (19)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Davis, C. Pinder, R. Grossman 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • HR - T. Pham (9)
    • RBI - T. Pham (26), W. Adames (19)
    • 2-Out RBI - W. Adames (9)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Kiermaier, M. Zunino, G. Heredia 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - W. Adames (3), K. Kiermaier (11)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Beeks-Lowe-Choi; Beeks-Lowe-Choi)
    • E - W. Adames (8)
    • PB - M. Zunino (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Fiers (W, 6-3)6.03222414.631.1423.0
    L. Hendriks (H, 4)1.00000301.721.094.5
    L. Trivino (H, 13)1.00000204.861.384.0
    B. Treinen (S, 15)1.01111103.511.507.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Fiers (W, 6-3)6.0
    L. Hendriks (H, 4)1.0
    L. Trivino (H, 13)1.0
    B. Treinen (S, 15)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Stanek1.01000202.701.123.0
    J. Beeks4.02101202.551.2310.0
    E. Pagan (L, 1-1) (BS, 2)2.02320221.500.79-2.0
    O. Drake1.00000000.870.683.0
    D. Castillo1.02000202.051.112.0
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Stanek1.0
    J. Beeks4.0
    E. Pagan (L, 1-1) (BS, 2)2.0
    O. Drake1.0
    D. Castillo1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Fiers (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 99-63, L. Hendriks 12-9, L. Trivino 15-9, B. Treinen 17-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 5-9, B. Treinen 2-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 23, L. Hendriks 3, L. Trivino 3, B. Treinen 5
    PITCHING
    • WP - R. Stanek (2)
    • HBP - J. Beeks (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 20-13, J. Beeks 50-32, E. Pagan 33-23, O. Drake 11-7, D. Castillo 19-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Beeks 4-4, E. Pagan 2-3, O. Drake 2-1, D. Castillo 1-0
    • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 4, J. Beeks 14, E. Pagan 9, O. Drake 3, D. Castillo 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    M. Chapman 3B41000001.253.338.502.8401.0
    M. Olson 1B31121111.228.331.520.8517.5
    K. Davis DH41211012.241.303.468.7716.5
    S. Piscotty RF40000031.254.316.406.722-1.5
    J. Profar 2B41200000.207.269.371.6393.0
    R. Laureano CF30000023.256.304.409.7130.0
    C. Pinder LF30110011.261.303.425.7281.5
    a- R. Grossman PH-LF10000002.247.333.385.7180.0
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    • a-grounded out for Pinder in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Meadows DH40000020.333.408.6031.012-1.0
    T. Pham LF41111010.281.396.460.8555.5
    B. Lowe 2B31000100.284.339.545.8842.0
    Y. Diaz 3B40000021.264.345.477.822-1.0
    J. Choi 1B30000101.283.361.450.8111.0
    W. Adames SS31210110.248.317.381.6976.5
    K. Kiermaier CF40100023.254.310.451.7612.0
    M. Zunino C30000023.176.228.319.548-1.0
    G. Heredia RF30000002.253.344.392.7370.0
    R. Stanek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Beeks P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Semien (15)
      • HR - M. Olson (10), K. Davis (14)
      • RBI - M. Olson 2 (20), K. Davis (35), C. Pinder (19)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Davis, C. Pinder, R. Grossman 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • HR - T. Pham (9)
      • RBI - T. Pham (26), W. Adames (19)
      • 2-Out RBI - W. Adames (9)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Kiermaier, M. Zunino, G. Heredia 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - W. Adames (3), K. Kiermaier (11)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Beeks-Lowe-Choi; Beeks-Lowe-Choi)
      • E - W. Adames (8)
      • PB - M. Zunino (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Fiers (W, 6-3)6.03222414.631.1423.0
      L. Hendriks (H, 4)1.00000301.721.094.5
      L. Trivino (H, 13)1.00000204.861.384.0
      B. Treinen (S, 15)1.01111103.511.507.5
      Total9.04333101---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Fiers (W, 6-3)6.0
      L. Hendriks (H, 4)1.0
      L. Trivino (H, 13)1.0
      B. Treinen (S, 15)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Stanek1.01000202.701.123.0
      J. Beeks4.02101202.551.2310.0
      E. Pagan (L, 1-1) (BS, 2)2.02320221.500.79-2.0
      O. Drake1.00000000.870.683.0
      D. Castillo1.02000202.051.112.0
      Total9.0742182---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Stanek1.0
      J. Beeks4.0
      E. Pagan (L, 1-1) (BS, 2)2.0
      O. Drake1.0
      D. Castillo1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Fiers (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 99-63, L. Hendriks 12-9, L. Trivino 15-9, B. Treinen 17-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 5-9, B. Treinen 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 23, L. Hendriks 3, L. Trivino 3, B. Treinen 5
      PITCHING
      • WP - R. Stanek (2)
      • HBP - J. Beeks (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stanek 20-13, J. Beeks 50-32, E. Pagan 33-23, O. Drake 11-7, D. Castillo 19-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Beeks 4-4, E. Pagan 2-3, O. Drake 2-1, D. Castillo 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Stanek 4, J. Beeks 14, E. Pagan 9, O. Drake 3, D. Castillo 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Adames singled to right, Lowe scored43
      • 6TH INNING
        Davis homered to center42
        Olson homered to right center, Chapman scored32
      • 5TH INNING
        Pinder singled to center, Profar scored12
      • 4TH INNING
        Adames stole home, Kiermaier to second02
      • 1ST INNING
        Pham homered to left center01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Diego Castillo relieved Oliver Drake
        • K. Davis: Ball, Foul, Davis singled to right center
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • J. Profar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Profar singled to right, Davis to second
        • R. Laureano: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Laureano struck out swinging
        • Robbie Grossman hit for Chad Pinder
        • R. Grossman: Grossman grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Blake Treinen relieved Lou Trivino
        • B. Lowe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lowe walked
        • Y. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
        • J. Choi: Choi grounded out to first, Lowe to second
        • W. Adames: Ball, Adames singled to right, Lowe scored
        • K. Kiermaier: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Kiermaier grounded out to first
        • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Oliver Drake relieved Emilio Pagan
        • M. Semien: Foul, Strike looking, Semien grounded out to third
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Chapman flied out to deep right
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Olson grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Lou Trivino relieved Liam Hendriks
        • G. Heredia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Heredia lined out to right
        • A. Meadows: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Meadows struck out swinging
        • T. Pham: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pham struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • E. Pagan Pitching:
        • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Laureano struck out on foul tip
        • C. Pinder: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pinder struck out swinging
        • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Phegley grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Liam Hendriks relieved Mike Fiers
        • W. Adames: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Kiermaier struck out swinging
        • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Emilio Pagan relieved Jalen Beeks
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Semien popped out to catcher
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Chapman safe at first on shortstop Adames throwing error
        • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Olson homered to right center, Chapman scored
        • K. Davis: Ball, Davis homered to center
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Piscotty lined out to right
        • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Profar fouled out to catcher
        • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • B. Lowe: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Lowe lined out to right
        • Y. Diaz: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Diaz struck out looking
        • J. Choi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Choi flied out to left
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Beeks Pitching:
        • J. Profar: Strike looking, Profar singled to right
        • R. Laureano: Laureano flied out to deep center
        • C. Pinder: Ball, Ball, Profar to second on passed ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pinder singled to center, Profar scored
        • J. Phegley: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Phegley grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Pinder out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • G. Heredia: Heredia popped out to first
        • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Meadows struck out looking
        • T. Pham: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pham flied out to right
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Beeks Pitching:
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Olson walked
        • K. Davis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Olson out at second
        • S. Piscotty: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • Y. Diaz: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Diaz grounded out to third
        • J. Choi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Choi grounded out to first
        • W. Adames: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Adames walked
        • K. Kiermaier: Pickoff attempt, Kiermaier singled to center, Adames to third
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Adames stole home, Kiermaier to second, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Beeks Pitching:
        • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Phegley popped out to shortstop
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Semien grounded out to third
        • M. Chapman: Foul, Strike looking, Chapman grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Meadows grounded out to second
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pham lined out to right
        • B. Lowe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lowe popped out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • Jalen Beeks relieved Ryne Stanek
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • J. Profar: Foul, Ball, Foul, Profar flied out to right
        • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Laureano hit by pitch
        • C. Pinder: Pinder flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • J. Choi: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choi walked
        • W. Adames: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Adames singled to center, Choi to second
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kiermaier struck out swinging
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Zunino fouled out to first
        • G. Heredia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Choi to third, Adames to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Heredia grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • R. Stanek Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Semien doubled to deep left
        • M. Chapman: Chapman flied out to right
        • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Semien to third on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Fiers Pitching:
        • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Meadows grounded out to first
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Pham homered to left center
        • B. Lowe: Lowe flied out to shallow left
        • Y. Diaz: Diaz popped out to second
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)