Tom Milone vs Anibal Sanchez Battle Sees Detroit Fall 12-4
Oakland got 1/3 innings of work from Pat Neshek en route to a 12-4 victory over Detroit on Thursday at Comerica Park.
Oakland was an underdog by +134 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Oakland got 4 2/3 innings from Tom Milone, who gave up 3 earned runs on 9 hits, while striking out 1. Pat Neshek earned the victory, while the Athletics got 4 RBIs from Seth Smith in the win.
Detroit's starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 8 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Omar Infante in a losing cause.
Oakland enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 12-11 advantage in hits.
Next game, Oakland takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Detroit, they head home to face Minnesota.