Oakland Drops Detroit 2-0 - Match Report
Detroit was unable to break through against the Oakland pitching staff, losing 2-0 on Tuesday at O.co Coliseum.
Oakland was favored by -133 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Brett Anderson earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 2, and allowing 2 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Yoenis Cespedes in the win.
Detroit's starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up 5 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jhonny Peralta in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 5 hits, while Detroit only had 4.
Grant Balfour pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.