Phillies Win Another Tough Fight Against the A’s

Kyle Schwarber singled to lead off Chris Pache in the top of the 12th inning and Philadelphia Phillies Continued their mastery of the one-run game with a 3-2 win over the hosts Oakland Athletics on Saturday afternoon

Neither team scored in the 10th and each scored once in the 11th. Phillies pushed for the final gap-maker when Pache, the inning’s automatic runner, advanced to third on Edmundo Sosa’s flyball to center field, prompting the A’s to move the infield with one out.

Schwarber then found a hole in the right side of the Oakland infield for his 39th RBI of the season, providing the difference. Phillies‘ Second straight win in the series and fifth overall

Andrew Vasquez (2-0), PhilliesIn his longest game of the season, the seventh pitcher was credited with the win by holding the A’s to one run over two innings. Jeff Hoffman threw his 12th hit for his first save of the season.

Ken Waldichuk (1-5), who allowed only the automatic runner to score in each of his two innings, took the loss.

Bryson Stott’s sacrifice fly and Carlos Pérez’s RBI single scored twice in the 11th inning. PhilliesHis 15th win in 22 one-run games this season.

Both pitchers started with nothing to show for outstanding efforts.

Promoted from Triple-A prior to the game to make his second major-league start of the season, Phillies Left-hander Christopher Sanchez blanked the A’s on one hit before being lifted after four innings. he walked one and hit five

Perez ended a scoreless standoff as he greeted Phillies Reliever Matt Straum followed with a leadoff home run in the fifth, his fourth of the season.

Philadelphia got that run back, striking out A’s starter James Caprilian in the sixth.

One-out singles by Trey Turner and Alec Bohm ended Kaprilian’s day after 5 1/3 innings. After reliever Sam Moll struck out Bryce Harper and intentionally walked JT Realmuto, Stott’s infield single plated Turner and got Phillies even at 1-1

Run Kaprelian was charged, allowing five hits in his 83-pitch effort. He hit a six without letting go.

Stott took two runs and Harper Philliesnone of his nine hits was an extra base hit

Pérez collected a single, double and home run, driving in a pair of runs, and Esteri Ruiz had two hits and her 36th stolen base of the season for the A’s, who lost their fourth straight.

– Field Level Media