The Oakland Athletics had a much easier time generating offense on Friday night, in their second game of their four-game series against the Detroit Tigers at O.co Coliseum. The A's ran wild en route to an 11-4 victory.
Detroit scored a run on a double-play in the top of the first inning, but the A's immediately answered back in the bottom of the frame with RBI hits by Kila Ka'aihue and Brandon Inge to take a 2-1 lead. The Tigers tied things up in the top of the third on a Miguel Cabrera RBI single, but again the A's answered back with a two-run bottom of the inning. This time the runs came on a Josh Reddick homer and a Seth Smith RBI double.
The A's put together a pair of backbreaking innings in the sixth and seventh. Reddick hit an RBI single before Inge continued his ridiculous hot streak with a three-run homer that put the A's up 8-2. Three more runs would follow in the seventh inning on Reddick's second homer of the game.
The Tigers would only manage to scratch together two more runs in the top of the eighth.
Tom Milone gave up just two runs (one earned) in seven innings, on five hits and a walk. He improves to 5-2.
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