A’s rally to beat Tigers in ninth, win eighth straight

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Detroit Tigers’ Willi Castro, left, slides home to score behind Oakland Athletics catcher Sean Murphy during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, April 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson scored from second base on a fielding error by Detroit third baseman Jeimer Candelario with two outs in the ninth inning, rallying the Oakland Athletics past the Tigers 3-2 on Sunday for their eighth straight win.

Sean Murphy hit a tying home run in the eighth as the A’s swept the four-game series. Olson hit a one-out double off Gregory Soto when Tigers center fielder Victor Reyes lost a high fly ball in the sun.

After Matt Chapman struck out looking, Murphy walked before pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland hit a sharp grounder that rolled under Candelario’s glove into left field.

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