Manaea throws 6 scoreless, A's beat Rangers 6-1 for sweep

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Athletics are returning home with a 1 1/2-game lead in the AL wild card race and plenty of confidence after a 6-1 trip.

Sean Manaea limited Texas to three singles over six scoreless innings, Matt Chapman and Marcus Semien homered to help break the franchise record for home runs in a season, and the A's beat the Rangers 6-1 Sunday.

''It seems like we're hitting on all facets of the game in this last stretch,'' said Chapman, whose ninth-inning homer set the club record at 244. ''We have our eyes on hosting a wild-card game.''

The A's extended their lead on the Tampa Bay Rays, who lost to the Los Angeles Angels 6-4. After going 3-1 at Houston and 3-0 at Texas, they'll host the Kansas City Royals for three games and the Rangers for three in their final homestand of the season.

''It's about that particular game and trying to win every one,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said, ''and we know this time of year you have to win a lot of games and they're doing it at the right time.''

A's rookie left-hander Jesus Luzardo allowed one run over the final three innings for his first save.

The Rangers dropped all three games of the series after returning to .500 on Thursday.

Manaea (2-0) made his third start since being activated for the first time this season on Sept. 1 following shoulder surgery last September. He has given up one run and six hits in 18 innings, striking out 21.

''His fastball plays up, he's a big kid,'' Rangers manager Chris Woodward said. ''His ball kind of gets on you.''

''I think that was the best my fastball felt - good location,'' Manaea said. ''I don't know about the velo, but everything felt like it was on time and I was able to locate things better.''

Oakland scored its first four runs in the third inning on Semien's two-run homer off Jonathan Hernandez (1-1) and Seth Brown's two-run double.

Hernandez made his sixth major league appearance and second start, both to open bullpen games. He pitched 2 2/3 innings, matching his career high, and allowed three runs, two hits and two walks before being followed by five relievers.

Brown also doubled in the second inning. The rookie is 20 for 52 with 12 RBIs and five multihit efforts in 16 games after being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Aug. 26.

Luzardo allowed two hits, two walks and a wild pitch with four strikeouts in his second appearance since being called up from Las Vegas on Sept. 9. The run scored on a passed ball by Sean Murphy.

SHORT HOPS

Chapman (34 homers), Matt Olson (34) and Semien (30) give the A's three players with at least 30 homers for the first time since 2001. ... Shin-Soo Choo went 3 for 3 and was hit by a pitch for the 17th time this season, giving him the AL lead. ... Rangers LHP Joe Palumbo, recalled from Triple-A Nashville before the game, struck out four in two innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

A's RHP Mike Fiers (arm nerve irritation) will be checked by a team doctor Monday in Oakland. If all checks out, he'll throw his scheduled bullpen that day. ... Rangers C Jeff Mathis (low back strain) will miss at least four or five days. ... Home plate umpire Tripp Gibson was attended to briefly by Texas' training staff in the second inning after being struck on the left arm by a 96 mph pitch from Hernandez.

UP NEXT

A's RHP Tanner Roark (4-1, 3.40) will face Royals RHP Glenn Sparkman (4-11, 5.94) Monday in Oakland to open a three-game series. Acquired July 31 from Cincinnati, Roark has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of his seven A's starts.

Texas will play two at Houston beginning Tuesday with RHP Lance Lynn (14-10, 3.72) facing Astros RHP Justin Verlander (18-6, 2.58). Lynn is 0-4 in his last seven starts with a 3.76 ERA, and the Rangers are 0-7 at Minute Maid Park this season.

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  • W: S. Manaea (2-0)L: J. Hernandez (1-1)S: J. Luzardo (1)
  • HR: OAK - M. Semien (30), M. Chapman (34)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Semien SS41121132.281.364.513.8776.5
M. Chapman 3B51111013.251.344.517.8615.5
M. Olson 1B41000131.270.355.558.9130.5
M. Canha CF31000220.269.392.512.9042.0
S. Brown LF40220022.385.439.5961.0355.0
K. Davis DH41100012.223.291.392.6831.5
J. Profar 2B30000101.211.294.405.6981.0
S. Neuse 2B00000000.265.324.324.6480.0
S. Murphy C40210020.423.4641.0381.5033.0
R. Grossman RF11000100.246.339.355.6942.0
a- C. Pinder PH-RF20000013.237.284.411.696-0.5
  • a-struck out for Grossman in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Choo RF30300000.268.370.455.8244.0
E. Andrus SS30100112.272.311.387.6981.5
W. Calhoun LF30000124.265.312.518.8300.0
N. Solak 2B30000114.322.433.529.9610.5
R. Odor DH40000025.205.282.435.716-1.0
S. Heineman CF40000013.185.267.333.600-0.5
R. Guzman 1B30000021.213.305.413.718-1.0
a- D. DeShields PH10000010.243.326.342.668-0.5
I. Kiner-Falefa 3B40000001.227.294.314.6080.0
J. Trevino C41100000.282.300.435.7353.0
  • a-struck out for Guzman in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Brown 2 (7), S. Murphy (4)
  • HR - M. Semien (30), M. Chapman (34)
  • RBI - M. Semien 2 (85), M. Chapman (85), S. Brown 2 (12), S. Murphy (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Brown 2 (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Chapman (33), S. Brown (3), K. Davis (47), J. Profar (46), C. Pinder (38)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Trevino (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Calhoun, N. Solak, R. Odor (53), S. Heineman 2 (7), I. Kiner-Falefa
FIELDING
  • DP - (Profar-Semien-Olson)
  • E - M. Olson (8)
  • PB - S. Murphy (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Manaea (W, 2-0)6.03001600.500.6727.0
J. Luzardo (S, 1)3.02112403.000.8313.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Manaea (W, 2-0)6.0
J. Luzardo (S, 1)3.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Hernandez (L, 1-1)2.22332413.751.50-4.0
I. Gibaut0.11111104.611.32-2.5
J. Palumbo2.00002409.951.826.0
B. Martin2.02111404.911.414.0
A. Sampson1.01000005.731.532.0
R. Montero1.01110212.881.042.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Luzardo
  • HBP - S. Manaea
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Manaea 95-64, J. Luzardo 47-27
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Manaea 4-7, J. Luzardo 3-3
  • Batters Faced - S. Manaea 22, J. Luzardo 14
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hernandez 54-28, I. Gibaut 13-6, J. Palumbo 38-21, B. Martin 43-29, A. Sampson 15-8, R. Montero 23-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hernandez 3-1, J. Palumbo 1-1, A. Sampson 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Hernandez 12, I. Gibaut 3, J. Palumbo 8, B. Martin 9, A. Sampson 4, R. Montero 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Semien SS41121132.281.364.513.8776.5
M. Chapman 3B51111013.251.344.517.8615.5
M. Olson 1B41000131.270.355.558.9130.5
M. Canha CF31000220.269.392.512.9042.0
S. Brown LF40220022.385.439.5961.0355.0
K. Davis DH41100012.223.291.392.6831.5
J. Profar 2B30000101.211.294.405.6981.0
S. Neuse 2B00000000.265.324.324.6480.0
S. Murphy C40210020.423.4641.0381.5033.0
R. Grossman RF11000100.246.339.355.6942.0
a- C. Pinder PH-RF20000013.237.284.411.696-0.5
Total34676261514-----
HITTERSAB
M. Semien SS4
M. Chapman 3B5
M. Olson 1B4
M. Canha CF3
S. Brown LF4
K. Davis DH4
J. Profar 2B3
S. Neuse 2B0
S. Murphy C4
R. Grossman RF1
a- C. Pinder PH-RF2
Total34
  • a-struck out for Grossman in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Choo RF30300000.268.370.455.8244.0
E. Andrus SS30100112.272.311.387.6981.5
W. Calhoun LF30000124.265.312.518.8300.0
N. Solak 2B30000114.322.433.529.9610.5
R. Odor DH40000025.205.282.435.716-1.0
S. Heineman CF40000013.185.267.333.600-0.5
R. Guzman 1B30000021.213.305.413.718-1.0
a- D. DeShields PH10000010.243.326.342.668-0.5
I. Kiner-Falefa 3B40000001.227.294.314.6080.0
J. Trevino C41100000.282.300.435.7353.0
Total32150031020-----
  • a-struck out for Guzman in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Brown 2 (7), S. Murphy (4)
  • HR - M. Semien (30), M. Chapman (34)
  • RBI - M. Semien 2 (85), M. Chapman (85), S. Brown 2 (12), S. Murphy (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Brown 2 (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Chapman (33), S. Brown (3), K. Davis (47), J. Profar (46), C. Pinder (38)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Trevino (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Calhoun, N. Solak, R. Odor (53), S. Heineman 2 (7), I. Kiner-Falefa
FIELDING
  • DP - (Profar-Semien-Olson)
  • E - M. Olson (8)
  • PB - S. Murphy (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Manaea (W, 2-0)6.03001600.500.6727.0
J. Luzardo (S, 1)3.02112403.000.8313.0
Total9.05113100---
PITCHERSIP
S. Manaea (W, 2-0)6.0
J. Luzardo (S, 1)3.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Hernandez (L, 1-1)2.22332413.751.50-4.0
I. Gibaut0.11111104.611.32-2.5
J. Palumbo2.00002409.951.826.0
B. Martin2.02111404.911.414.0
A. Sampson1.01000005.731.532.0
R. Montero1.01110212.881.042.0
Total9.07666152---
PITCHERSIP
J. Hernandez (L, 1-1)2.2
I. Gibaut0.1
J. Palumbo2.0
B. Martin2.0
A. Sampson1.0
R. Montero1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Luzardo
  • HBP - S. Manaea
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Manaea 95-64, J. Luzardo 47-27
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Manaea 4-7, J. Luzardo 3-3
  • Batters Faced - S. Manaea 22, J. Luzardo 14
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Hernandez 54-28, I. Gibaut 13-6, J. Palumbo 38-21, B. Martin 43-29, A. Sampson 15-8, R. Montero 23-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Hernandez 3-1, J. Palumbo 1-1, A. Sampson 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Hernandez 12, I. Gibaut 3, J. Palumbo 8, B. Martin 9, A. Sampson 4, R. Montero 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Chapman homered to center61
  • 8TH INNING
    Trevino scored, Choo to second on passed ball51
  • 6TH INNING
    Murphy singled to shallow left, Davis scored, Profar to third50
  • 3RD INNING
    Brown doubled to right center, Olson and Canha scored40
    Semien homered to center, Grossman scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Rafael Montero relieved Adrian Sampson
    • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
    • M. Chapman: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Chapman homered to center
    • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Olson popped out to first
    • M. Canha: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Canha struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Delino DeShields hit for Ronald Guzman
    • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
    • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Kiner-Falefa flied out to deep right
    • J. Trevino: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Trevino grounded out to third
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Adrian Sampson relieved Brett Martin
    • K. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Davis grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Profar: Strike swinging, Ball, Profar grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Murphy doubled to deep left
    • C. Pinder: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pinder popped out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Sheldon Neuse at second base
    • J. Trevino: Ball, Trevino doubled to left
    • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Choo reached on an infield single to shortstop, Trevino to third
    • El. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Trevino scored, Choo to second on passed ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Andrus walked
    • W. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Calhoun walked, Andrus to second
    • N. Solak: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Solak struck out swinging
    • R. Odor: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
    • S. Heineman: Foul, Heineman grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • B. Martin Pitching:
    • M. Olson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
    • M. Canha: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Canha flied out to center
    • S. Brown: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Brown struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jesus Luzardo relieved Sean Manaea
    • R. Odor: Ball, Odor flied out to shallow left
    • S. Heineman: Heineman safe at first on 1st baseman Olson throwing error
    • R. Guzman: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Guzman struck out swinging
    • I. Kiner-Falefa: Kiner-Falefa popped out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Brett Martin relieved Joe Palumbo
    • K. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Davis singled to shallow left center
    • J. Profar: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Profar walked, Davis to second
    • S. Murphy: Murphy singled to shallow left, Davis scored, Profar to third
    • Chad Pinder hit for Robbie Grossman
    • C. Pinder: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pinder struck out swinging
    • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
    • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Chapman popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Choo reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • El. Andrus: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
    • W. Calhoun: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
    • N. Solak: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Solak grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Palumbo Pitching:
    • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Semien walked
    • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
    • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Olson struck out looking
    • M. Canha: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Canha walked, Semien to second
    • S. Brown: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Brown struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Guzman grounded out to pitcher
    • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Kiner-Falefa flied out to deep right
    • J. Trevino: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Trevino grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Joe Palumbo relieved Ian Gibaut
    • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Profar grounded out to second
    • S. Murphy: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • R. Grossman: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Grossman lined out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • N. Solak: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Solak popped out to third
    • R. Odor: Ball, Strike looking, Odor flied out to deep right
    • S. Heineman: Strike swinging, Ball, Heineman lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Jo. Hernandez Pitching:
    • S. Murphy: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Grossman walked
    • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Semien homered to center, Grossman scored
    • M. Chapman: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Chapman grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Olson walked
    • Ian Gibaut relieved Jonathan Hernandez
    • M. Canha: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Canha walked, Olson to second
    • S. Brown: Ball, Strike looking, Brown doubled to right center, Olson and Canha scored
    • K. Davis: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Davis struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 3rd (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • J. Trevino: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Trevino flied out to right
    • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Choo singled to center
    • El. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Andrus lined out to right
    • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Jo. Hernandez Pitching:
    • M. Canha: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Canha struck out looking
    • S. Brown: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Brown doubled to right
    • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Davis grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Foul, Profar lined out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • S. Heineman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Heineman struck out swinging
    • R. Guzman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Guzman struck out swinging
    • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kiner-Falefa flied out to center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Jo. Hernandez Pitching:
    • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
    • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Chapman grounded out to third
    • M. Olson: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul tip, Olson struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Manaea Pitching:
    • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Choo hit by pitch
    • El. Andrus: Strike looking, Andrus singled to center, Choo to second
    • W. Calhoun: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Calhoun grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Choo to third, Andrus out at second
    • N. Solak: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Solak walked
    • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)