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Oakland tops Detroit 1-0 in 13 innings
Saturday Aug 04, 2018 12:00am

(OAKLAND) - Ramon Laureano reached his hands out to each side and knew he had his first major league hit at last, a big one at that to end the game. Laureano somehow forced himself to relax with the game on the line and two outs in the 13th inning, having already failed at the plate four times in his big league debut. He came through this time as he singled home the winning run for his first major league hit, sending the Oakland Athletics past the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on Friday night. After going hitless with two strikeouts before his milestone single, Laureano finally ended the game that went 3 hours, 32 minutes with a clean hit to right against Buck Farmer (3-4). Laureano clapped his hands and rounded the bases to be greeted with some star treatment. Jose Iglesias hit a two-out single in the top of the 13th against winner Emilio Pagan (3-0) and stole second. When catcher Jonathan Lucroy's throw went into center, Iglesias tried for third and was got thrown out, a play that was upheld on replay review when the Tigers challenged. Yusmeiro Petit pitched perfect 11th and 12th innings for the A's, who remained in the lead for the second AL wild card. Tigers left-hander Blaine Hardy gave up Lowrie's infield single to begin the seventh inning for the A's first hit, ending a no-hit bid. Hardy had issued only a pair of walks to Olson, the first on a 13-pitch plate appearance in the second. Before the walk, Olson's drive to right went to a crew chief review and was confirmed as sailing just right of the pole. Hardy struck out six over seven scoreless innings, done after a career-high 106 pitches in a 0-0 game. A's lefty counterpart Brett Anderson retired his first 16 batters in order before Iglesias doubled with one out in the sixth.






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