A’s Score 4 In 9th To Beat Marlins 9-5
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MIAMI (CBS/AP) — Coco Crisp scored the go-ahead run in the ninth inning on a replay reversal, and the Oakland Athletics bounced back after blowing a four-run lead to beat the Miami Marlins 9-5 on Friday night.
Josh Reddick’s two-out RBI triple tied the game in the eighth, and Oakland scored four times in the ninth off Marlins closer Steve Cishek (4-3).
Crisp singled to start the ninth and took second on Alberto Callaspo’s single. When Yoenis Cespedes followed with a single, right fielder Giancarlo Stanton made a strong throw home, and Crisp was ruled out at the plate.
After a review that took 3 1/2 minutes, the called was overturned, giving the A’s a 6-5 lead. Josh Donaldson hit a sacrifice fly for his third RBI, and Stephen Vogt and Reddick followed with run-scoring singles.
Reddick had three of the Athletics’ 16 hits.
Luke Gregerson (2-1) pitched around a one-out double by Jeff Mathis in a scoreless eighth.
Oakland’s Jesse Chavez took a 4-0 lead into the sixth but couldn’t get another out. Stanton’s leadoff single was the first of five consecutive hits, and Donovan Solano greeted Dan Otero with an RBI double before pinch-hitter Jeff Baker’s run-scoring single put Miami ahead.
Stanton, Casey McGehee and Garrett Jones had two hits apiece for the Marlins, who lost despite going 6 for 10 with runners in scoring position.
Marlins rookie right-hander Anthony DeSclafani left the game after three innings with a bruised right forearm, putting further strain on a bullpen already taxed by a 14-inning loss at Philadelphia on Thursday.
DeSclafani was hit in the arm by a line drive in the first inning by Brandon Moss that went for an infield hit, and his status is day to day. He allowed two runs in three innings, leaving him with an ERA of 7.40 after five career starts.
Oakland catcher Derek Norris left the game in the fourth inning with lower back tightness, and his status is day to day.
Left fielder Cespedes threw out Stanton trying to score from second on a two-out single in the third. Cespedes leads all major-league outfielders with 10 assists.
Donaldson hit an RBI triple in the fifth that took a crazy carom off the base of the home run sculpture, sending the ball from center field toward right.
The Marlins arrived in Miami at 4:15 a.m. after the 14-inning loss Thursday, and they played as if short on sleep in the early going. They had Crisp picked off midway between first and second in the fourth inning, but when first baseman Jones glanced at another baserunner, Crisp ducked past him and got back to first.
NOTES: With the Marlins’ bullpen taxed by the marathon in Philadelphia, they recalled LHP Brian Flynn as a reinforcement and optioned INF Justin Bour to New Orleans. Flynn pitched three innings and allowed two runs. … Callaspo batted second for the first time this season. … The game was the Athletics’ first in Miami since 2003. … Athletics RHP Sonny Gray (7-3, 2.91) is scheduled to start Saturday against RHP Nathan Eovaldi (5-3, 3.52).
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