Chapman Walkoff Three-Run Homer Lifts A's Over Rays - NBC Bay Area

Chapman Walkoff Three-Run Homer Lifts A's Over Rays



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    Tommy Pham #29 of the Tampa Bay Rays slides safely into third base, covered by Matt Chapman #26 of the Oakland Athletics, for a stolen base in the ninth inning at Ring Central Coliseum on June 20, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    OAKLAND (AP) Matt Chapman hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Oakland Athletics stunned the skidding Tampa Bay Rays with a 5-4 comeback victory Thursday night.

    Frankie Montas pitched eight innings of one-run ball for the A's, who rallied for their fourth straight win and seventh in eight games after Tampa Bay took a 4-1 lead with three in the top of the ninth.

    Tommy Pham homered in the sixth for the Rays, who lost their fourth consecutive game and eighth in 10.

    Chapman's 17th homer and second game-ender came on a 1-0 slider from Diego Castillo (1-5), handed his first blown save in eight chances.

    Robbie Grossman drew a leadoff walk and Jurickson Profar walked with one out. Marcus Semien extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a run-scoring single before Chapman connected.

    Lou Trivino (3-5) got one out for the win. Jurickson Profar hit a solo homer in the fifth to put the A's ahead.

    Pham and Brandon Lowe drew consecutive walks from Oakland closer Blake Treinen to start the ninth. After a double steal, Avisail Garcia singled in the tiebreaking run and Ji-Man Choi followed with an RBI single.

    Garcia scored on Willy Adames' sacrifice bunt to make it 4-1.

    Rays starter Charlie Morton pitched 6 1/3 innings of four-hit ball. He gave up one run, struck out six and walked two.

    Montas allowed four hits, struck out nine and walked none.

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