Athletics Vs. Diamondbacks: Oakland Gets Snake-Bit In The Desert

The A's were hoping to keep their momentum rolling against the Diamondbacks. Unfortunately, they were instead swept in three games.

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Athletics Vs. Diamondbacks Final Score: Oakland Gets Swept With 4-3 Loss

The good news for the Oakland Athletics after losing to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday is that it was the closest game of the three they played at Chase Field. They were swept after dropping Sunday's finale by a final score of 4-3.

The Diamondbacks jumped on top right away as they plated three runs in the bottom of the first inning against starter Travis Blackley. Chris Young scored on a fielding error and Aaron Hill followed up with a two-run RBI single.

The A's finally got on the board in the top of the fourth, as Brandon Inge and Josh Donaldson each had RBI hits to cut the lead to 3-2. Jason Kubel drove in the fourth Arizona run in the bottom of the fifth with a two-out RBI single. Seth Smith drove in Oakland's final run in the top of the seventh, but despite out-hitting the D-backs nine to six, the A's took the loss.

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Athletics Vs. Diamondbacks Final Score: Grand Slam Dooms Oakland In 8-3 Loss

The Oakland Athletics were hoping to keep their hot streak rolling heading into their interleague series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Instead, they ran into a bullpen meltdown and got out-slugged in a 8-3 loss on Saturday night to drop the first two games of the three-game series.

Jason Kubel hit an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning to get the D-backs on the board. The A's were able to tie things up in the top of the second with an RBI double by Kurt Suzuki.

The bottom of the fifth inning was the true dagger for the A's. Justin Upton hit an RBI double to put the D-backs back on top. Two batters later, Miguel Montero launched a grand slam to make it 6-1 Arizona. Jonny Gomes was able to make it 6-2 with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth, but the Diamondbacks answered right back with RBI singles by Jason Kubel and Paul Goldschmidt.

Jemile Weeks managed an RBI double for Oakland in the top of the ninth, but the damage had already been done.

The A's will attempt to avoid the sweep on Sunday.

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Athletics Vs. Diamondbacks Final Score: Oakland Serves Up Walk-Off In 9-8 Loss

The Oakland Athletics traveled to Phoenix on Friday to kick off their second interleague series of the year. Their opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks was certainly a wild one. The A's came within one out of winning before giving up the walk-off win in a 9-8 loss.

The A's hung a crooked number early, as they plated a whopping six runs in the top of the sixth inning to open the scoring. Cliff Pennington hit an RBI double to put the A's on the board. Starting pitcher Tom Milone helped his own cause with a two-run single, Coco Crisp had an RBI double, Josh Reddick had an RBI single and Brandon Inge hit an RBI single to make it 6-0. The last three Oakland RBI in the inning all came with two outs.

The D-backs cut the lead to 6-3 in the bottom of the frame, similarly scoring all three runs with two outs. Willie Bloomquist hit an RBI single and Jason Kubel followed up with a two-run homer. In the bottom of the fifth, Paul Goldschmidt hit his eighth home run of the year to cut the A's lead to 6-4.

Seth Smith hit a two-run homer of his own in the top of the sixth to stretch the Oakland lead to 8-4, but Arizona got those runs right back in the bottom of the frame with RBI hits by Kubel and Justin Upton.

Brian Fuentes came in for the save in the bottom of the ninth with the A's still up 8-6. With two outs, Fuentes walked Chris Young and gave up a single to Aaron Hill, bringing the winning run in Ryan Roberts up to the plate. Roberts got to be the hero of the night, as he hit a 2-1 sinker to left center field for a game-winning walk-off home run.

Reddick, Smith and Inge each had three hits in the game, while Pennnington, Crisp and Kurt Suzuki each had two.

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Athletics Vs. Diamondbacks Series Preview: TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers & More

The A's look to keep their momentum rolling against the Diamondbacks. The three-game series in Arizona is the second interleague series of the year for Oakland.

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