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Pratt's Instant Replay: A's 12, Tigers 4

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Pratt's Instant Replay: A's 12, Tigers 4

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DETROIT -- After getting mauled in the first two games of the series the A's had a chance to show the Tigers their teeth in Detroit. They salvaged the series with a 12-4 win, and snapped their three-game losing skid. Oakland rallied for four runs in the sixth and six runs in the ninth to take the game in lopsided fashion. At the PlateAnibal Sanchez held the A's hitless until the third inning when Josh Donaldson reached on a single. He stole second base and ended up scoring on an errant throw by Omar Infante on a fielder's choice. Seth Smith delivered the second run of the game with a solo homer to right field. He hit a change up that was left up in the zone for his 14th home run of the season. Smith has hit 12 of his 14 home runs against right-handed pitching, and he has thrived in the A's platoon role. He finished the game 3 for 4 with four RBI. Smith made a strong impression on the Tigers. He was intentionally walked in the sixth inning as part of an A's four-run rally. Yoenis Cespedes reached on a single and scored on a Brandon Moss double to right field. On the play, third base coach Mike Gallego was waving Cespedes home but he inexplicably stopped at third, then the incoming ball missed the cutoff man scoring Cespedes anyway. Donaldson then smacked a go-ahead RBI single. George Kottaras hit a knuckle line drive to center field that was badly misplayed by Jackson, it was ruled a two RBI triple. Kottaras and Pennington both singled to start the ninth inning. Drew grounded out to first moving the runners over, and Reddick was intentionally walked. That brought Cespedes to the plate with the bases loads and one out. He hit a sacrifice fly to center. The Tigers walked Moss to load the bases for Daric Barton who entered the game as a defensive replacement. He drew a five-pitch walk and didn't swing the bat once, giving the A's a 8-4 lead. Smith hit a base-clearing double breaking the game wide open. Donaldson followed with a double and to score Smith, and make it a 12-4 game. Between Carter and Moss the A's three and four hitters tallied six strikeouts. Starting Pitching ReportTommy Milone got off to a rocky start. The Tigers were able to load the bases in the first inning on an Omar Infante double and back-to-back walks to Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder. The young lefty locked in and got Delmon Young to ground into an inning-ending double play to escape the jam. The Tigers reached on back-to-back singles to start the second inning. Andy Dirks bunted the runners over, then Gerald Laird drove in the first run of the game on a single. Austin Jackson hit a sacrifice fly to left field to give the Tigers their second run. After a walk to Infante, Milone got Cabrera to fly out to right field to end the inning. The A's scored a run in the third inning and Milone responded with two shutdown innings. He couldn't get a shutdown inning after they scored again in the fifth. The Tigers scored when Cabrera reached on a single and Fielder hit a double to right-center that was bobbled by Reddick after he fielded the ball. Milone was removed from the game two batters later with runners on the corners. He was at 94 pitches. Milone allowed nine hits, three walks and three earned runs. The Tigers ran up his pitch count. Bullpen ReportPat Neshek relieved Milone in the fifth inning and induced a pop out to end the inning with two runners on. He only faced one batter. Jerry Blevins started the sixth inning but gave up a solo homer to Andy Dirks. He got Laird to fly out and was then removed in favor of Ryan Cook who finished the inning in nine pitches. Cook struck out Cabrera to start the seventh inning, got Fielder to ground out, and struck out Young to end the inning. Cook is looking like he's found his All-Star form. He hasn't allowed a run in 14 of his last 15 outings. Sean Doolittle pitching the eighth inning. Evan Scribner pitched a scoreless ninth inning with an eight run lead. AttendanceThe Tigers announced an attendance of 34,635. Up NextThe A's head to New York to take on the Yankees for a three-game series. Jarrod Parker (11-8, 3.51 ERA) takes on CC Sabathia (13-6, 3.63 ERA) in the series opener on Friday. Saturday's game will feature a match up of Travis Blackley (5-3, 3.36 ERA) vs. Ivan Nova (12-7, 4.85 ERA). On Sunday A.J. Griffin (6-1, 2.45 ERA) will be opposed by Hiroki Kuroda (14-10, 3.26 ERA).

A's trade outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Orioles

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A's trade outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Orioles

OAKLAND – The Oakland A’s traded outfielder Jaycob Brugman to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later or cash, the club announced Wednesday. Brugman was designated for assignment on Monday.

Brugman made his major league debut with the A’s last year and batted .266 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 48 games. He also hit .275 with a home run and nine RBI with Nashville and then batted .182 in nine games with Mesa in the Arizona Fall League.  

Brugman was originally selected by Oakland in the 17th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

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A's make roster moves, DFA outfielder who played in 48 games in 2017

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A's make roster moves, DFA outfielder who played in 48 games in 2017

In order to get their 40-man roster set for the Rule 5 Draft, the A's did a little roster reshuffling on Monday.

Among the casualties from the roster crunch was outfielder Jaycob Brugman, who played in 48 games for the A's in 2017.

Brugman and left-handed pitcher Sam Moll were designated for assignment in order to clear spots for the A's to add right-handed pitchers Heath Fillmyer and Lou Trivino to the 40-man roster.

During his stint with the A's last season, Brugman hit .266/.346/.343 with two doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI. Brugman participated in the recently-concluded Arizona Fall League, but didn't put up great numbers. He his just 1.82 in nine games.

The 23-year-old Fillmyer started 29 games for Double-A Midland and posted a 3.49 ERA in 149.2 innings. He was a fifth-round by the A's in 2014.

Trivino spent time with Midland and Triple-A Nashville during the 2017 season. In 48 relief appearances between the two levels, he posted a 3.03 ERA and struck out 65 batters in 68.1 innings.

Earlier on Monday, the A's acquired outfielder Ramon Laureano from the Astros for right-handed pitcher Brandon Bailey. Laureano was added to the 40-man roster and right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville.

The Rule 5 Draft will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14 at the Winter Meetings in Orlando.