OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Yonder Alonso hit a two-out, tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, Marcus Semien followed with a two-run triple and the Oakland Athletics held on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Semien and Jed Lowrie had three hits each while Stephen Vogt and Danny Valencia added two hits apiece for the A’s, who won for just the second time in five interleague games this season.
Vogt tripled leading off the seventh against reliever Will Smith (1-2) and Valencia reached on an error by shortstop Jonathan Villar. After Vogt was thrown out at the plate on a grounder and Billy Butler struck out looking, Alonso singled off Michael Blazek to drive in Valencia.
Semien, who had three hits and three RBIs, then tripled to left-center on a 1-2 pitch to put the A’s up 5-2.
Sean Doolittle (2-2) retired three batters for the win. Ryan Madson pitched the ninth for his 13th save.
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