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 Freiman homered to deep center
OAK 1 - ATL 0
Bottom 2nd: Atlanta
Evan Gattis singled to shallow right, Justin Upton scored
OAK 1 - ATL 1
Bottom 4th: Atlanta
Justin Upton homered to deep left, Phil Gosselin scored
OAK 1 - ATL 3
Top 7th: Oakland
Nate Freiman homered to deep left
OAK 2 - ATL 3
Bottom 7th: Atlanta
Chris Johnson homered to deep left
OAK 2 - ATL 4
Top 8th: Oakland
Coco Crisp hit sacrifice fly to left, Sam Fuld scored
OAK 3 - ATL 4

Pitching Details

Batting

Oakland

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Coco CrispCF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254
Jonny GómesLF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .232
Stephen VogtPH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .322
Josh Donaldson3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .252
Derek NorrisC 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 .281
Brandon MossRF-LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 .254
Nate Freiman1B 3 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 .234
John JasoPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .263
Alberto Callaspo2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .231
Andy ParrinoSS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .167
Jon LesterP 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Dan OteroP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Sam FuldPH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261
Eric O'FlahertyP 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 HeywardRF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .264
Phil Gosselin2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310
Freddie Freeman1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 .292
Justin UptonLF 3 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 .284
Chris Johnson3B 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 .276
Evan GattisC 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275
Andrelton SimmonsSS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .252
Melvin Upton Jr.CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .207
Mike MinorP 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .135
Tommy La StellaPH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .273
Anthony VarvaroP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
James RussellP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Craig KimbrelP 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 Lester(L, 13-8) 6.0 6 4 3 1 5 2 1.11 2.58
Dan Otero 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.09 2.33
Eric O'Flaherty 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 Minor(W, 5-8) 7.0 3 2 2 2 7 2 1.52 5.16
Anthony Varvaro(HLD, 12) 0.2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.19 2.87
James Russell(HLD, 6) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.26 3.69
Craig Kimbrel(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.