After beating Detroit 5-4 in 15 innings on Tuesday night, Oakland has won four of its last five games after losing nine of 11.
Damian Miller hit a tiebreaking, two-out single in the 15th to give the A’s the win. He had been 0-for-6 before the game-winning hit.
Jermaine Dye hit his eighth home run in the second, ending an 18-game streak without a homer. Though he’s struggled of late, his overall season has provided a boost to Oakland’s offense.
He played in just 65 games games last season due to injuries, and posted career-low marks, .172 average, four homers, 20 RBIs.
“I’m healthy,” Dye said. “That’s the main thing. Now I can just focus on playing baseball instead of rehab.”
Detroit has lost three of four, and is hoping Jeremy Bonderman can continue his success against his former team.
Bonderman, who was Oakland’s first round pick in the 2001 amateur draft, has faced the A’s twice in his career, going 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA.