The A’s secured a series win on Wednesday, taking the final game with the Milwaukee Brewers by the score of 6-1.
Despite being in the headlines for the wrong reasons again, Bartolo Colon was at his best on Wednesday. He surrendered a run in the bottom of the 1st, thanks to a Carlos Gomez RBI triple – but that was all he gave up. The score remained 1-0 until the 5th, when Seth Smith tied it up with a double play. Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo pitched well for most of the game, keeping Oakland hitters off-balance – but he might have stayed out there a bit long, as far as the Brewers are concerned.
The A’s finally broke through against Gallardo in the 7th, ultimately scoring 5 runs and breaking a 1-1 tie.
A two-run single from surging All-Star candidate Josh Donaldson put Oakland up 3-1, forcing Brewers manager Ron Roenicke to bring in lefty Michael Gonzalez. After a deep flyout from Chris Young (pinch-hitting for Seth Smith), Brandon Moss launched a three-run home run to l...