OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Piscotty and Matt Olson homered to back Sean Manaea’s first victory of the season, and the Oakland Athletics won their fifth straight game by beating the Detroit Tigers 8-4.
Piscotty connected in the third inning off Tarik Skubal, and Olson went deep in the fifth.
Elvis Andrus added a sacrifice fly as Manaea received plenty of support. He struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter over six strong innings.
The left-hander allowed two runs on five hits and has a nine-game winning streak against AL Central teams dating to a victory over Cleveland in August 2016.