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A's take lead on Upton's error, beat Ohtani and Angels 3-1

Bob Melvin tied the Oakland record for managerial wins and the Athletics beat Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels 3-1.
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Oakland Athletics' Elvis Andrus is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game Friday, May 28, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jed Lowrie scored the tiebreaking run from second base in the seventh inning after left fielder Justin Upton bobbled Matt Chapman’s single, Bob Melvin tied the Oakland record for managerial wins and the Athletics beat Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels 3-1.

Ohtani walked Lowrie on four pitches leading off the seventh and then walked Mitch Moreland. Chapman followed with a soft single to left that Upton struggled to pick up, allowing Lowrie to score easily. 

Seth Brown added an RBI single. Elvis Andrus had two hits to help the A’s to their third straight win.