Chapman gets to Castillo again, A's beat Rays 4-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Matt Chapman once again got the upper hand in a showdown against Tampa Bay's Diego Castillo.

This time it wasn't a walkoff home run that beat the Rays' closer, but just a crisp hit up the middle that kept Oakland on a nice roll at home.

Chapman doubled in pinch-runner Josh Phegley in the seventh inning after homering in the third, and the Athletics held on to beat the Rays 4-2 on Saturday.

''That just shows you the type of player he is,'' Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. ''He does everything really well and he steps up in the bigger situations. The better players end up stepping up in those situations. He did it again today.''

Chapman hit his team-leading 18th home run off starter Yonny Chirinos to put the A's up 2-1, then drove in the tiebreaking run off Castillo (1-6) with an RBI double past diving shortstop Willy Adames. Chapman hit a game-ending three-run home run in the ninth inning off Castillo on Thursday night, handing him his first blown save this season.

''That's not a guy that you go up there thinking big,'' said Chapman, who has a nine-game hitting streak. ''I was just really trying to hunt something middle of the plate because he had kind of been away or up and in. Those are the tough at-bats. Just thankful I was able to shorten up with two strikes and put that ball in play.''

Chapman's hit came after Castillo walked Beau Taylor on four pitches to start the inning. Marcus Semien singled before Chapman doubled.

After Chapman's hit put the A's ahead 3-2, Castillo intentionally walked Matt Olson to load the bases and got Khris Davis to ground out before hitting Laureano to force in Chapman.

''I just tried to do a little too much, more than I'm used to doing,'' Castillo said through a translator.

Ramon Laureano had two hits, was hit by pitches twice - including once with the bases loaded - and threw out a runner from center field for the A's. Davis singled and scored.

The A's are 6-3 on their 10-game homestand and have won eight of 11 overall.

Ji-Man Choi hit his ninth home run and Joey Wendle had two hits for Tampa Bay, which has lost nine of 12.

The Rays stranded eight runners and left the bases loaded in the third.

''I'm still scratching my head over bases loaded, no outs, we send seven players to the plate, we came up with one run,'' Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said. ''We're a better offensive club than that.''

The A's contributed to the Rays' offensive problems with a pair of defensive gems, including Laureano's seventh outfield assist when he threw out Joey Wendle at second base after Wendle singled to the gap in left-center in the fourth. Second baseman Jurickson Profar added a diving catch near the edge of the outfield grass to rob Tommy Pham of a hit in the seventh.

Yusmeiro Petit (2-1) struck out all four batters he faced for the win. Liam Hendriks retired three batters for his second career save and first since 2017.

Mike Fiers allowed one run over six innings for Oakland. Fiers hit three batters, including Avasail Garcia twice, and walked three.

Chirinos gave up two runs over six innings and had three strikeouts.

FROM OPENER TO CLOSER

Hendriks has been used as an opener twice this season after doing it eight times a year ago. With Blake Treinen headed to the IL with a mild right shoulder strain, Melvin indicated Hendriks could be the A's closer moving forward. ''It is what it is,'' Hendriks said. ''I'm happy to be doing that. If it's in the ninth, it's in the ninth. If it's not, it's not. It doesn't change my mentality.''

MOVES

Tampa Bay called up LHP Adam Kolarek and INF Mike Brosseau from Triple-A Durham. RHP Austin Pruitt was optioned down.

TRAINERS ROOM

Rays: Daniel Robertson was placed on the 10-day injured list with right knee inflammation. ... C Anthony Bemboom (left knee sprain) was transferred to the 60-day IL.

Athletics: Sean Manaea will pitch on Tuesday, although it's uncertain if it will be in a simulated game or a rehab start. ... RHP Jharel Cotton (hamstring) pitched off a mound in an important step in his recovery. Melvin said the A's will use Cotton out of the bullpen when he's cleared. ... RHP Marco Estrada (lumbar strain) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session before the game.

UP NEXT

Oakland LHP Brett Anderson (7-4, 3.68 ERA) will start the series finale Sunday. Anderson's seven wins match his total from the previous three seasons combined. RHP Ryne Stanek (0-1, 2.53) will start as an opener for Tampa Bay.

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  • W: Y. Petit (2-1)L: D. Castillo (1-6)S: L. Hendriks (1)
  • HR: TB - J. Choi (9), OAK - M. Chapman (18)
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    K. Davis DH41100016.248.311.467.7781.5
    R. Laureano CF20210000.270.315.454.7697.0
    R. Grossman LF40110005.245.335.392.7272.0
    S. Piscotty RF40000015.243.304.398.702-0.5
    J. Profar 2B40100003.223.284.389.6723.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Zunino (10)
      • 3B - A. Meadows (4)
      • HR - J. Choi (9)
      • SF - J. Choi (4)
      • RBI - J. Choi 2 (30)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Choi (14)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Meadows, A. Garcia, K. Kiermaier 3 (3), J. Wendle 2 (2), M. Zunino 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Chapman (20)
      • HR - M. Chapman (18)
      • RBI - M. Chapman 2 (43), R. Laureano (37), R. Grossman (22)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Chapman (16)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Davis 3 (3), S. Piscotty, J. Profar
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Garcia (8)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Laureano (9), J. Profar (6)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Adames-Choi; Adames-Lowe-Choi; Lowe-Zunino-Choi)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - R. Laureano (7)
      • DP - (Olson-Semien)
      • E - M. Chapman (7)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Chirinos6.06222313.000.9712.5
      D. Castillo (L, 1-6)1.02222003.931.31-8.0
      A. Kolarek1.00000004.611.463.0
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Chirinos6.0
      D. Castillo (L, 1-6)1.0
      A. Kolarek1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Fiers6.04113204.201.1214.0
      R. Buchter (BS, 4)0.22110113.681.68-2.5
      Y. Petit (W, 2-1)1.10000402.790.8812.0
      L. Hendriks (S, 1)1.00000201.491.0611.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Fiers6.0
      R. Buchter (BS, 4)0.2
      Y. Petit (W, 2-1)1.1
      L. Hendriks (S, 1)1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - Y. Chirinos
      • IBB - Y. Chirinos, D. Castillo (4)
      • HBP - Y. Chirinos (3), D. Castillo (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Chirinos 88-54, D. Castillo 24-11, A. Kolarek 8-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Chirinos 9-5, D. Castillo 2-0, A. Kolarek 3-0
      • Batters Faced - Y. Chirinos 26, D. Castillo 7, A. Kolarek 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Fiers (6)
      • HBP - M. Fiers 3 (7)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 93-61, R. Buchter 18-12, Y. Petit 18-12, L. Hendriks 10-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 7-8, L. Hendriks 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 27, R. Buchter 4, Y. Petit 4, L. Hendriks 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      T. Pham LF40000111.295.401.478.8780.5
      J. Choi 1B31121002.269.344.443.7877.0
      A. Meadows RF40100003.301.373.549.9223.0
      A. Garcia DH20000011.287.344.469.8133.5
      K. Kiermaier CF40000014.248.298.427.725-0.5
      W. Adames SS20000120.252.320.384.7041.0
      J. Wendle 3B40200012.120.200.140.3401.5
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        M. Chapman 3B42221012.268.353.532.8859.5
        M. Olson 1B20000200.241.339.525.8632.0
        K. Davis DH41100016.248.311.467.7781.5
        R. Laureano CF20210000.270.315.454.7697.0
        R. Grossman LF40110005.245.335.392.7272.0
        S. Piscotty RF40000015.243.304.398.702-0.5
        J. Profar 2B40100003.223.284.389.6723.0
        B. Taylor C10000200.231.412.462.8732.0
        J. Phegley PR-C11000000.257.303.480.7831.0
        M. Fiers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        R. Buchter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Zunino (10)
          • 3B - A. Meadows (4)
          • HR - J. Choi (9)
          • SF - J. Choi (4)
          • RBI - J. Choi 2 (30)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Choi (14)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Meadows, A. Garcia, K. Kiermaier 3 (3), J. Wendle 2 (2), M. Zunino 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Chapman (20)
          • HR - M. Chapman (18)
          • RBI - M. Chapman 2 (43), R. Laureano (37), R. Grossman (22)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Chapman (16)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Davis 3 (3), S. Piscotty, J. Profar
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - A. Garcia (8)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - R. Laureano (9), J. Profar (6)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 3 (Adames-Choi; Adames-Lowe-Choi; Lowe-Zunino-Choi)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - R. Laureano (7)
          • DP - (Olson-Semien)
          • E - M. Chapman (7)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          Y. Chirinos6.06222313.000.9712.5
          D. Castillo (L, 1-6)1.02222003.931.31-8.0
          A. Kolarek1.00000004.611.463.0
          Total8.0844431---
          PITCHERSIP
          Y. Chirinos6.0
          D. Castillo (L, 1-6)1.0
          A. Kolarek1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Fiers6.04113204.201.1214.0
          R. Buchter (BS, 4)0.22110113.681.68-2.5
          Y. Petit (W, 2-1)1.10000402.790.8812.0
          L. Hendriks (S, 1)1.00000201.491.0611.0
          Total9.0622391---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Fiers6.0
          R. Buchter (BS, 4)0.2
          Y. Petit (W, 2-1)1.1
          L. Hendriks (S, 1)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - Y. Chirinos
          • IBB - Y. Chirinos, D. Castillo (4)
          • HBP - Y. Chirinos (3), D. Castillo (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Chirinos 88-54, D. Castillo 24-11, A. Kolarek 8-5
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Chirinos 9-5, D. Castillo 2-0, A. Kolarek 3-0
          • Batters Faced - Y. Chirinos 26, D. Castillo 7, A. Kolarek 3
          PITCHING
          • WP - M. Fiers (6)
          • HBP - M. Fiers 3 (7)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 93-61, R. Buchter 18-12, Y. Petit 18-12, L. Hendriks 10-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 7-8, L. Hendriks 1-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 27, R. Buchter 4, Y. Petit 4, L. Hendriks 3
          • 7TH INNING
            Laureano hit by pitch, Chapman scored, Olson to third, Davis to second24
            Chapman doubled to center, Phegley scored, Semien to third23
            Choi homered to left center22
          • 3RD INNING
            Chapman homered to right center12
            Choi hit sacrifice fly to right, Zunino scored, Lowe to third11
          • 2ND INNING
            Grossman singled to left, Davis scored, Laureano to second01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Liam Hendriks relieved Yusmeiro Petit
            • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Ball, Zunino grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Lowe: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Lowe struck out looking
            • T. Pham: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Pham struck out looking
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Y. Petit Pitching:
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kiermaier struck out swinging
            • W. Adames: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Adames struck out on foul tip
            • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Wendle struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Adam Kolarek relieved Diego Castillo
            • S. Piscotty: Ball, Piscotty grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Profar grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Phegley: Ball, Phegley grounded out to third
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Ryan Buchter relieved Mike Fiers
            • B. Lowe: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Lowe struck out on foul tip
            • T. Pham: Ball, Pham lined out to second
            • J. Choi: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Choi homered to left center
            • A. Meadows: Ball, Meadows tripled to deep right
            • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Ryan Buchter
            • A. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Garcia struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Diego Castillo relieved Yonny Chirinos
            • B. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Taylor walked
            • Josh Phegley ran for Beau Taylor
            • M. Semien: Semien singled to right center, Phegley to second
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Chapman doubled to center, Phegley scored, Semien to third
            • M. Olson: Olson intentionally walked
            • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis reached on fielder's choice to second, Semien out at home, Chapman to third, Olson to second
            • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Laureano hit by pitch, Chapman scored, Olson to third, Davis to second
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Grossman grounded into double play second to catcher to first, Olson out at home, Davis to third, Laureano to second
            • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • A. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garcia grounded out to third
            • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kiermaier grounded out to second
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Adames walked
            • J. Wendle: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Wendle singled to center, Adames to second
            • M. Zunino: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Laureano hit by pitch
            • R. Grossman: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Grossman reached on fielder's choice to second, Laureano to second
            • S. Piscotty: Piscotty grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Laureano to third, Grossman out at second
            • J. Profar: Strike swinging, Ball, Profar grounded out to first
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • B. Lowe: Ball, Strike looking, Lowe singled to right
            • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pham flied out to right
            • J. Choi: Choi flied out to left
            • A. Meadows: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Meadows lined out to second
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • J. Profar: Ball, Profar singled to right
            • B. Taylor: Ball, Strike swinging, Profar stole second, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Taylor walked
            • M. Semien: Semien flied out to deep center, Profar to third
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Taylor to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
            • M. Olson: Olson intentionally walked
            • K. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • W. Adames: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Adames struck out looking
            • J. Wendle: Ball, Strike looking, Wendle singled to left center, Wendle out at second
            • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Zunino grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davis grounded out to third
            • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Laureano singled to center
            • R. Grossman: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Grossman reached on fielder's choice to second, Laureano out at second
            • S. Piscotty: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Piscotty struck out looking
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • M. Zunino: Zunino doubled to deep left
            • B. Lowe: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Lowe walked
            • T. Pham: Ball, Zunino to third, Lowe to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pham walked
            • J. Choi: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Choi hit sacrifice fly to right, Zunino scored, Lowe to third
            • A. Meadows: Meadows flied out to center, Pham to second
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Garcia hit by pitch
            • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Kiermaier flied out to right
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • B. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Taylor lined out to left
            • M. Semien: Semien flied out to deep center
            • M. Chapman: Chapman homered to right center
            • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Olson fouled out to catcher
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Meadows grounded out to first
            • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Garcia hit by pitch
            • K. Kiermaier: Kiermaier popped out to shortstop
            • W. Adames: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Garcia stole second, Foul, Ball, Ball, Adames hit by pitch
            • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Wendle popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • K. Davis: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Davis reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Laureano singled to left, Davis to second
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Grossman singled to left, Davis scored, Laureano to second
            • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Piscotty flied out to right
            • J. Profar: Ball, Laureano stole third, Ball, Foul, Profar grounded into double play shortstop to first, Grossman out at second
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • B. Lowe: Lowe grounded out to third
            • T. Pham: Strike looking, Pham safe at first on 3rd baseman Chapman throwing error
            • J. Choi: Pickoff attempt, Choi grounded into double play shortstop to first, Pham out at second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • Y. Chirinos Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Semien grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Chapman grounded out to third
            • M. Olson: Olson grounded out to first
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)