BALTIMORE (CBS/AP) — Marcus Semien homered and drove in three runs, and the Oakland A’s snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 Saturday in the opener of a split doubleheader.
Jed Lowrie had three hits and two RBIs for the A’s, who amassed a season-high 15 hits to become the last team in the majors to win in May.READ MORE: 'Highway Slingshot Shooter' Fires Ball Bearings at Windows Along San Jose's Guadalupe Freeway
The day-night doubleheader was scheduled after rain washed out the first game of the series Friday night. It was the A’s first doubleheader in exactly two years.
Rich Hill (4-3) allowed two hits and a run over 5 2/3 innings. Relying heavily on a sweeping curveball, the left-hander struck out five and permitted only one runner past first base over the first five innings.
Hill is 4-0 with a 1.09 ERA on the road. This was the first game this season in which he allowed an earned run after the third inning.
Manny Machado had two hits for the Orioles, who scored only one run over a 27-inning span before getting on the board in the sixth.
Rookie Mike Wright (1-3) gave up five runs and 10 hits in five-plus innings. He’s 0-3 in his last four starts.
Semien put Oakland up with an RBI single in the second inning. Stephen Vogt hit a sacrifice fly in the third, Josh Reddick doubled in a run in the fifth and Lowrie hit a two-run double in the sixth.
Hill exited in the sixth after hitting a batter, giving up a run-scoring grounder to Adam Jones and issuing his third walk.
Semien, the No. 9 batter in the order, made it 8-1 in the eighth with his team-leading eighth home run.READ MORE: 3 East Bay School Districts Go All-In on Student Vaccine Mandates
Athletics: Danny Valencia, recalled from disabled list on Friday, started at third base. He went 1 for 5 with a throwing error.
Orioles: Baltimore selected the contract of INF Paul Janish from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned LHP T.J. McFarland to the same minor league club. Janish started at SS.
Athletics: OF Coco Crisp returned to the lineup after being sidelined since Tuesday with a heel injury.
Orioles: DH Jimmy Paredes (left wrist sprain) started the day 5 for 26 at Double-A Bowie. His rehabilitation stint ends May 15.
Athletics: Jesse Hahn (1-0, 0.00 ERA) was slated to start in Game 2.
Orioles: Ubaldo Jimenez (1-3, 5.20) was selected to pitch in the nightcap.MORE NEWS: State-of-the-Art Water Purification Plant Helps Silicon Valley Battle Drought
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