Matt Olson hits walk-off as A’s top Brewers
Davis breaks long HR drought as A’s score extra-innings win
OAKLAND — Two walk offs in two games. Tuesday night’s, perhaps, a bit more exciting than Sunday’s walk-off walk. Matt Olson hit a first-pitch home run off Josh Hader in the 10th inning, giving the A’s a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Khris Davis hit his first home run since June 18, giving the A’s the A’s a 2-1 lead heading into the ninth inning. But Eric Thames took Liam Hendriks deep in the ninth to tie things up.
Chris Bassitt bounced back from an iffy start against the Houston Astros, dealing six shutout innings with six strikeouts — including two strikeouts against reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich.
Matt Olson hit an RBI double in the third inning, plating Jurickson Profar for the A’s first run.
Against his old team, Davis got his second extra base hit of the month on a double in the sixth inning.
Jake Diekman made his A’s debut, pitching a scoreless inning with one walk. Marcus Semien helped him out by snagging Keston Hiura’s sharp ground ball for a tough out.
The Brewers tied the game in the eighth, with Orlando Arcia’s reaching on a single against Yusmeiro Petit. Yelich extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a single off Ryan Buchter, and Yasmani Grandal plated Arcia with a first-pitch single off Hendriks.