Athletics handle Tigers

Ryan Sweeney went 3-for-4 with a solo shot and two runs batted in, as the Oakland Athletics overpowered the Detroit Tigers 7-1 on Monday night.

Oakland cashed as +120 home underdogs as the game played UNDER the 9-run total listed by oddsmakers.

Mark Ellis hit a two-run homer for the Athletics, while winning pitcher Brett Anderson surrendered one run over 5 1-3 innings for Oakland.

Gerald Laird knocked in the lone run for Detroit, as Rick Porcello took the loss after allowing five runs over 4 1-3 innings for the Tigers.