Recap: A’s Add To Dodgers’ Frustration By Completing Sweep

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

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After playing 10 innings Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics were back on the field some 14 hours to play the finale in their quick two-game Interleague Series at Coliseum.

Jesse Chavez set the Dodgers down in order in the first inning, which included striking out Carl Crawford looking. With Mat Latos moved to the bullpen for the road trip, Alex Wood was on the mound and immediately got into some early trouble.

Billy Burns and Mark Canha both reached on back-to-back singles with no outs in the bottom of the first, with the latter leaving runners on the corners. Danny Valencia grounded into what was ruled an RBI double play but the A’s successfully challenged the call at first base, and it resulted in an RBI force out.

A’s second baseman Eric Sogard robbed Andre Ethier of a one-out base hit in the second inning as Chavez again kept the Dodgers off the bases while retiring the side in order. Billy Butler drew a one-out walk in the bottom of the second, but the inning quickly came to an end as Josh Reddick lined to Adrian Gonzalez for an unassisted inning-ending double play.

Chavez walked Joc Pederson with one out in the third and allowed Oakland’s 1-0 lead to slip away before managing to get out of the inning as Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run home run with two outs in the inning.

Justin Turner drew a one-out walk in the fourth and he was moved into scoring position on an Ethier groundout to second base. However, Turner was stranded by Yasmani Grandal, who fouled out to the expansive territory off third base.

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