73-51
3 - 4
64-60

Game Story

Mike Minor needed a reason to believe he could work his way back to his 2013 form. Beating Jon Lester could provide that confidence boost. Minor pitched seven strong innings, Justin Upton and Chris Johnson homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oak 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 5 1
Atl 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 X 4 6 3

Scoring Summary

Top 2nd: Oakland
Nate FreimanDFP
homered to deep center
OAK 1 - ATL 0
Bottom 2nd: Atlanta
Evan GattisDFP
singled to shallow right,
Justin UptonDFP
scored
OAK 1 - ATL 1
Bottom 4th: Atlanta
Justin UptonDFP
homered to deep left,
Phil GosselinDFP
scored
OAK 1 - ATL 3
Top 7th: Oakland
Nate FreimanDFP
homered to deep left
OAK 2 - ATL 3
Bottom 7th: Atlanta
Chris JohnsonDFP
homered to deep left
OAK 2 - ATL 4
Top 8th: Oakland
Coco CrispDFP
hit sacrifice fly to left,
Sam FuldDFP
scored
OAK 3 - ATL 4

Pitching Details

Batting

Oakland

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Coco CrispDFP
CF
3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254
Jonny GómesDFP
LF
3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .232
Stephen VogtDFP
PH-RF
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .322
Josh DonaldsonDFP
3B
3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .252
Derek NorrisDFP
C
4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 .281
Brandon MossDFP
RF-LF
3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 .254
Nate FreimanDFP
1B
3 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 .234
John JasoDFP
PH
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .263
Alberto CallaspoDFP
2B
4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .231
Andy ParrinoDFP
SS
3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .167
Jon LesterDFP
P
2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Dan OteroDFP
P
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Sam FuldDFP
PH
1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261
Eric O'FlahertyDFP
P
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 31 3 5 3 2 2 9 0 10
Batting
2B - C Crisp (18, M Minor); S Fuld (12, A Varvaro)
HR - N Freiman 2 (4, 2nd inning off M Minor 0 on, 0 Out, 7th inning off M Minor 0 on, 1 Out)
SF - C Crisp
RBI - C Crisp (37), N Freiman 2 (11)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Norris 1, B Moss 1
GIDP - N Freiman, A Parrino
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
E - J Donaldson (20, field)
DP - 1 (A Callaspo-A Parrino-N Freiman)

Atlanta

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Jason HeywardDFP
RF
4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .264
Phil GosselinDFP
2B
4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310
Freddie FreemanDFP
1B
3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 .292
Justin UptonDFP
LF
3 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 .284
Chris JohnsonDFP
3B
3 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 .276
Evan GattisDFP
C
3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275
Andrelton SimmonsDFP
SS
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .252
Melvin Upton Jr.DFP
CF
3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .207
Mike MinorDFP
P
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .135
Tommy La StellaDFP
PH
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .273
Anthony VarvaroDFP
P
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
James RussellDFP
P
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Craig KimbrelDFP
P
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 29 4 6 4 2 1 7 0 7
Batting
HR - J Upton (23, 4th inning off J Lester 1 on, 1 Out), C Johnson (9, 7th inning off J Lester 0 on, 0 Out)
RBI - J Upton 2 (75), C Johnson (52), E Gattis (47)
GIDP - A Simmons
Team LOB - 2
Fielding
E - P Gosselin (2, field); B Upton (7, field)
DP - 2 (A Simmons-P Gosselin-F Freeman, A Simmons-F Freeman)

Pitching

Oakland

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Jon LesterDFP
(L, 13-8)
6.0 6 4 3 1 5 2 1.11 2.58
Dan OteroDFP
1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.09 2.33
Eric O'FlahertyDFP
1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.85 1.38

Atlanta

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Mike MinorDFP
(W, 5-8)
7.0 3 2 2 2 7 2 1.52 5.16
Anthony VarvaroDFP
(HLD, 12)
0.2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.19 2.87
James RussellDFP
(HLD, 6)
0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.26 3.69
Craig KimbrelDFP
(SV, 37)
1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.92 1.80
Pitching
Pitches-strikes - J Lester 96-65; D Otero 13-10; E O'Flaherty 16-11; M Minor 111-67; A Varvaro 16-11; J Russell 6-3; C Kimbrel 9-8
Ground balls-fly balls - J Lester 6-6; D Otero 0-0; E O'Flaherty 1-1; M Minor 7-7; A Varvaro 0-1; J Russell 1-0; C Kimbrel 1-0
Batters faced - J Lester 24; D Otero 3; E O'Flaherty 3; M Minor 26; A Varvaro 3; J Russell 2; C Kimbrel 3
Game Details
Game Time: 2:49.
Umpires: HP--Ted Barrett. 1B--Paul Schrieber. 2B--Laz Diaz. 3B--Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 79 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to Center.
Attendance: 25,461.