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Chapman's 2 HRs help A's top Tigers 9-3 for 3rd straight win

Oakland has won three straight after losing six in a row.
Credit: AP
Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman hits a two-run home run against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

DETROIT (AP) - Matt Chapman hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the third inning and homered again in the ninth, helping the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3.  

Oakland has won three straight after losing six in a row.

The Tigers have lost straight, scoring a total of eight runs in those setbacks. Deolis Guerra pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings after Cole Irvin started and lasted just 4 2-3 innings, giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks. 

Tarik Skubal was roughed up, giving up six runs on seven hits and three walks over five innings.