OAKLAND (AP) — Michael Fulmer pitched eight innings of two-run ball after his start was pushed back a day due to rain, Jim Adduci hit a bases-loaded triple and the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 7-2 on Friday night.
Victor Martinez had three hits and two RBIs while Miguel Cabrera and Andrew Romine added two hits apiece to help Detroit win the opener of its nine-game road trip.
Fulmer (3-1) struck out nine and walked two after having his scheduled outing in Detroit rained out. Only one of the runs allowed by the 2016 AL Rookie of the Year was earned.
Yonder Alonso drove in two runs for the A’s. Oakland has lost nine of 11.
The Tigers scored two runs in the third and three in the sixth to chase starter Andrew Triggs (4-2).
Adduci had the big blow with his triple in the sixth. He added a double and scored in the eighth.
The 31-year-old journeyman, who spent the past two years playing in Korea and was called up from the minors on April 23 after JaCoby Jones was hit in the face by a pitch, also threw out Khris Davis trying to extend a single. The play was challenged by Oakland and upheld.
Cabrera added a running catch near the stands in foul territory while left fielder Justin Upton and second baseman Romine also made strong defensive plays for the Tigers.
Triggs gave up five runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.
A’s: An MRI taken on reliever Sean Doolittle’s left shoulder revealed no structural damage. Doolittle was placed on the 10-day DL on April 30. … Sean Manaea (strained left shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen Saturday. … Cesar Valdez was claimed off waivers by Toronto, two days the pitcher after being designated for assignment.
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