A’s fall to the Angels 3-1 despite Andrus’ three-hit night



A's fall to the Angels 3-1 despite Andrus' three-hit night

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — David Fletcher hit a leadoff homer, José Suarez didn’t allow an earned run in his second consecutive start and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-1 Tuesday night.

Elvis Andrus had three hits and Sean Murphy reached base three times along with driving in a run for the Athletics, who have dropped three straight following a four-game winning streak.

Fletcher — who missed 69 games due to a left hip strain — drove a fastball from Cole Irvin (6-8) over the left-field wall in the first inning. It was the Angels’ fourth leadoff homer this season and the sixth leadoff shot of Fletcher’s career.

Fletcher has hits in all four games since coming off the injured list, going 5 for 14 with three RBIs.

Suarez (3-4) was the planned last-minute starter after Noah Syndergaard was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies before the game. Suarez went five innings and gave up an unearned run on five hits. He struck out five.

Jose Quijada retired the side in the ninth for his second save.

The Angels added a run in the second due to a pair of Athletics errors. Jo Adell had an infield single with one out and advanced to second on a throwing error by Oakland third baseman Jonah Bride. Adell then scored when Andrus made a wild throw from shortstop into the Athletics’ first-base dugout on a routine grounder by Phil Gosselin.

Gosselin gave Los Angeles a 3-0 lead in the fourth on an RBI single.

Oakland got its lone run in the fifth. Bride drew a leadoff walk, advanced to second on a passed ball and scored on Murphy’s hit into the left-center gap.

Irvin allowed three runs (two earned) and six hits in six innings with four strikeouts.

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