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Gordon homers and gets four hits to lead Marlins past A’s 12-3

OAKLAND, Calif. – – Nick Gordon had four hits, including his first home run in three weeks, and the Miami Marlins defeated the Athletics 12-3 to end Oakland’s six-game winning streak on Sunday.

Josh Bell had a pair of RBI singles and Jonah Bride drove in two runs as the Marlins won for the third time in 12 games and avoided a series sweep.

Miami had 14 hits and had eight players with at least one RBI, a far cry from a day earlier when the Marlins’ bats were largely muted in a 20-4 loss to the A’s.

Brent Rooker, who homered twice in one inning during Saturday’s blowout victory, had two singles and scored twice for Oakland.

The match attracted 12,212 spectators, the largest crowd at the Colosseum since opening day.

Gordon went 1-for-21 funk for his two-run homer off starter Joe Boyle. That capped a four-run inning that started when Boyle walked the bases loaded on 14 pitches.

Boyle (2-5) suffered a lower back injury and was removed after the first.

Gordon also singled in the third, doubled and scored in the sixth, and singled and scored in the ninth.

Burch Smith (2-0) threw a scoreless inning in relief of starter Sixto Sánchez, who threw four innings. Sánchez allowed three hits and two runs before being pulled by manager Skip Schumaker.

After Gordon’s home run got the Marlins going, Miami kept going.

Bell singled for a run in the second inning to make it 5-0, then Bride and Christian Bethancourt hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the sixth.

The A’s scored twice in the fourth on Darell Hernaiz’s RBI single and a throwing error by Bell at first base.


Marlins: Bell fell to the ground after being hit in the right foot by a pitch from A’s reliever Michael Kelly in the seventh inning. An athletic trainer came out and checked on Bell, who was helped to his feet and remained in the game.

Athletics: OF Esteury Ruiz was held out of the lineup due to a wrist injury he suffered during a diving catch on Saturday. Oakland manager Mark Kotsay said Ruiz will undergo an MRI on Monday.


Marlins: RHP Roddery Muñoz (1-0, 2.45 ERA) faces the Dodgers on Monday. Muñoz has 14 strikeouts, tied for second most in franchise history by a pitcher in his first two starts in a season.

Athletics: LHP Alex Wood (1-2, 6.32 ERA) pitches against the Texas Rangers on Monday in the opener of a four-game series. Wood is winless in six career starts at the Coliseum.



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