MLB: Oakland 14, Detroit 4

Aug. 28, 2013 at 10:24 PM
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DETROIT, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Brandon Moss had two home runs and six RBI to fuel a 21-hit Oakland attack Wednesday, sending the A's to a 14-4 rout of the Detroit Tigers.

Oakland scored 28 runs in the first three games of the series with the Tigers, allowing the A's to stay within 2 1/2 games of division-leading Texas in the American League West. The Rangers completed a sweep of Seattle Wednesday.

The 14 runs equaled a season-high for the A's, who defeated Toronto 14-6 on Aug. 9.

Oakland already had a 3-1 lead when an RBI double by Moss kicked off a four-run fifth. He then hit a two-run blast in the sixth and added a three-run shot in the eighth.

Josh Donaldson, Jed Lowrie and Kurt Suzuki all had three hits for Oakland. The only A's starter without a hit was leadoff batter Coco Crisp.

Dan Straily (7-7) was the benefactor of the onslaught, getting the win by giving up a run on eight hits in six innings.

Doug Fister (11-7) was pummeled for seven runs on 13 hits in five innings.

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