The Oakland Athletics devoted three errors in the first two innings, stranded 10 runners by the first six and didn’t have an extra-base hit all night on the Big A.

The A’s nonetheless manufactured ample ugly runs and acquired ample gorgeous pitching to keep pace in the AL wild-card race.


Jhonathan Diaz didn’t get out of the second inning after turning into the twelfth pitcher and fourth starter to make his primary league debut this season for the Angels, who’ve used a franchise-record 63 players in 2021. The Venezuelan left-hander solely made three appearances at Triple-A, going 0-3 for Salt Lake, sooner than getting this unlikely promotion.

Diaz, who walked 4 A’s and hit a batter, was chased after giving up Harrison’s RBI single and Matt Olson’s sacrifice fly in the second.

“As soon as I threw the first pitch, the nerves went away,” Diaz talked about by a translator. “I reached my life goal, and now it’s time to maintain. I feel like this year has gone really well for me. I’ve advanced a lot of levels this year.”


Diaz is up because of the Angels decided to push once more the scheduled start of two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani, who had arm soreness. Ohtani threw a 30-pitch bullpen Friday, and the Angels launched in the course of the recreation he will start Sunday in opposition to the A’s.


Athletics: SS Elvis Andrus wasn’t in the start lineup after getting hit by a pitch on his left foot Sunday. … RHP Chris Bassitt will throw to hitters Tuesday in Anaheim. He is getting back from a facial fracture after getting hit by a line drive Aug. 17.

Angels: RHP Dylan Bundy (correct shoulder strain) is just not vulnerable to pitch as soon as extra this season, supervisor Joe Maddon talked about. Bundy had an horrible, injury-plagued 12 months that may worth him many lots of of 1000’s heading into free firm. He posted a 6.06 ERA and 1.36 WHIP after 3.29 and 1.04 marks closing season.


José Suarez (7-7, 3.59 ERA) goes for his third consecutive victory in his first outing at Angel Stadium since throwing the Halos’ solely full recreation of the season on Sept. 4. James Kaprielian (7-5, 4.02 ERA) pitches for Oakland.