Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty swings to connect for a two-run double to right field during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Athletics-Tigers game suspended in 7th with A's up 5-3

May 19, 2019 - 4:41 pm

DETROIT (AP) — The Oakland Athletics led the Detroit Tigers 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday when the game was suspended because of rain.

Oakland scored twice in the top of the seventh to take the lead, but the teams were unable to complete the inning before it began to rain hard and the tarp was brought onto the field. The game will resume Sept. 6 before the Tigers play a series in Oakland.

The four-game series this weekend marked Oakland's only scheduled trip to Detroit this season.

Play was called Sunday after a delay of 1 hour, 41 minutes.

Stephen Piscotty hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the seventh, putting Oakland in position for its 16th straight victory over the Tigers — but the A's will have to wait a while before trying to close it out.

Mike Fiers allowed three runs in six innings for Oakland. Fiers pitched for the Tigers last season before he was traded to the A's in August.

Gregory Soto gave up three runs in four innings for Detroit, which was trying to snap a six-game losing streak.

Dawel Lugo's sacrifice fly in the first gave the Tigers their first lead during the losing streak. Josh Phegley's passed ball allowed another run to score later in the inning.

Oakland rallied with three in the third. Marcus Semien hit an RBI triple and scored on Chad Pinder's sacrifice fly. Piscotty added a run-scoring single.

Nicholas Castellanos tied it in the bottom of the inning with solo homer.


Tigers: 1B Niko Goodrum, who missed the previous two games with flu-like symptoms, led off the bottom of the first with a triple.


Athletics: Oakland starts a three-game series at Cleveland on Monday night. Brett Anderson (4-3) starts for the A's against Carlos Carrasco (4-3).

Tigers: Detroit has Monday off before hosting a three-game set against Miami. Spencer Turnbull (2-3) takes the mound for the Tigers on Tuesday night against Caleb Smith (3-1).


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