A’s finish off Tigers to win suspended game

Liam Hendriks, Jake Diekman and J.B. Wendelken combined for three shutout innings of relief in the Friday twilight and Chad Pinder added a lead-extending two-run homer run in the ninth as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Detroit Tigers 7-3 In Oakland, Calif., to complete a suspended game from May 19.Without throwing a pitch Friday, A’s right-hander Mike Fiers (14-3) picked up a win after throwing all six innings in Detroit before the game was halted in the bottom of the seventh because of rain, with Oakland leading 5-3.Reliever Zac Reininger (0-2), who gave up the go-ahead runs in the top of the seventh in Detroit, got the loss.Down two, the Tigers threatened Friday when Dawel Lugo doubled with one out in the eighth against Diekman. But the left-hander struck out Harold Castro and got Miguel Cabrera to ground out as each represented the potential tying run.Matt Chapman led off the ninth against David McKay with a single, and Pinder followed with his 12th home run to break the game open.Wendelken pitched a 1-2-3 ninth, striking out two, to complete, technically, a four-game A’s sweep.Earlier in the Detroit portion of the game, Stephen Piscotty’s two-out, two-run double off Reininger broke a tie and gave the A’s a 5-3 lead in the top of the seventh.

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