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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Recap: Game 78 - A's (8) at Mets (5) - Wheeler has bad outing, Mets score late - but not enough



New York

W: B. Mills (1-0) L: Z. Wheeler (3-8) S: S. Doolittle (11)
HR: OAK - B. Moss (18),C. Crisp (6)   NYM - L. Duda (11),C. Young (7)


Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run double, Brandon Moss added a two-run homer and Brad Mills picked up his first win of the season as Oakland downed New York, 8-5, in Wednesday's conclusion of a two-game interleague set.

Coco Crisp finished 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two RBI for the Athletics, who earned a split in the series.

Mills (1-0) worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up nine hits and three runs while fanning four. Sean Doolittle struck out the side in the ninth to earn his 11th save.

Lucas Duda hit a late three-run shot and Chris Young added a two-run homer for the Mets, whose three-game win streak came to an end.

Zack Wheeler (3-8) recorded only six outs in the loss, having allowed six runs on as many hits with four strikeouts and two walks.

New York finally came to life in the home seventh, when Travis d'Arnaud reached with a one-out infield hit and Ruben Tejada followed with a solid single ahead of Duda's pinch-hit three-run shot to right center. Dan Otero entered for Mills but plunked Eric Young ahead of an inning-ending double-play grounder from Daniel Murphy.

Curtis Granderson kept the eighth alive with a two-out double and Chris Young's blast to left pulled the Mets within 8-5.

Doolittle threw cold water on the Mets' comeback effort, striking out the side in the ninth.

Oakland's offensive onslaught against Wheeler began in the opening frame, as Cespedes reached on a fielder's choice grounder, then Moss deposited a ball into the upper deck in right for a 2-0 game.

Oakland picked up four more in the second thanks to a Crisp RBI single and a bases-clearing double down the left-field line from Cespedes.

Crisp reached the seats in left with one away in the fourth and the visitors assumed a 7-0 edge.

In the sixth, Josh Reddick and Alberto Callaspo greeted Gonzalez German with back-to-back singles which left runners on the corners, then Reddick scored when Mills hit into a 6-4-3 double play.

Game Notes

Mills picked up his first victory since July 8, 2012 with the Angels against Baltimore ... These clubs meet for a two-game series in Oakland from Aug. 19-20 ... Doolittle upped his line to 52 strikeouts and one walk in 37 innings over 35 appearances this season ... Young hit three homers in the series ... Crisp upped his average to .382 over his past 22 games with 19 runs, three homers, 13 RBI and 12 walks.

Box Score:

Coco Crisp CF523200100.290
John Jaso C412000011.275
  Sean Doolittle P000000000.000
Yoenis Cespedes LF411310011.269
Brandon Moss 1B511200103.259
Josh Donaldson 3B301000011.249
Jed Lowrie SS400000001.215
Josh Reddick RF321000010.214
Alberto Callaspo 2B412000001.238
  Eric Sogard 2B000000000.194
Brad Mills P300000001.000
  Dan Otero P000000000.000
  Craig Gentry PH100000001.285
  Luke Gregerson P000000000.000
  Derek Norris C000000000.302
Eric Young LF300000000.230
  Josh Edgin P000000000.000
  Jeurys Familia P0000000001.000
  Anthony Recker PH100000001.208
Daniel Murphy 2B400000000.297
David Wright 3B401000002.278
Eric Campbell 1B-LF402000001.292
Curtis Granderson RF413010000.242
Chris Young CF411200100.210
Travis d`Arnaud C411000000.184
Ruben Tejada SS412000002.234
Zack Wheeler P000000000.043
  Wilmer Flores PH100000000.225
  Dana Eveland P000000000.000
  Kirk Nieuwenhuis PH100000001.280
  Gonzalez Germen P000000000.000
  Lucas Duda PH-1B211300101.252

LOB_Oakland 5, NY Mets 5. 2B_Y.Cespedes, C.Granderson. HR_B.Moss (18) off Z.Wheeler, C.Crisp (6) off D.Eveland, L.Duda (11) off B.Mills, C.Young (7) off L.Gregerson. SB_J.Jaso (2). GIDP_J.Lowrie, B.Mills, D.Murphy. DP_Oakland 2 (B.Moss and J.Lowrie), (D.Otero, A.Callaspo, J.Lowrie and B.Moss); NY Mets 2 (D.Murphy, R.Tejada and E.Campbell), (R.Tejada, D.Murphy and E.Campbell).

Brad Mills (W 1-0)6.193304196-644.35
Dan Otero0.20000005-32.12
Luke Gregerson1.022201123-132.43
Sean Doolittle (S 11)1.000003014-101.95
Zack Wheeler (L 3-8)2.066624148-324.45
Dana Eveland3.011113135-231.59
Gonzalez Germen2.031111025-174.01
Josh Edgin1.000001013-81.69
Jeurys Familia1.010001012-82.33

HBP_by D.Otero (E.Young).
T_2:55. A_23367.
Umpires_Home,Joe West; First, Fieldin Culbreth; Second, Manny Gonzalez; Third, Jerry Layne.

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