Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Daric Barton and Coco Crisp each knocked in a
pair of runs as Oakland survived with an 8-6 decision over Detroit in the
opener of this four-game series.
Crisp picked up a solo homer among his three hits, while Barton contributed a
pair of RBI singles for the Athletics, who also saw Jed Lowrie, Josh
Donaldson, Yoenis Cespedes and Alberto Callaspo drive in a run apiece.
Andrew Griffin (11-9) pitched well enough and long enough to snag the win,
allowing seven hits and four runs over five innings. Grant Balfour gave up a
run-scoring groundout to Matt Tuiasosopo in the ninth but recorded his 33rd
Omar Infante and Miguel Cabrera each slugged a two-run homer, with Victor
Martinez totaling four hits including a solo blast for the Tigers,
Jose Alvarez (1-4) was charged with two runs and four hits while recording
just one out in the sixth.
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