Oakland broke the game open in the eighth, when they homered twice in a four-run inning. Fowler hit his fifth home run leading off the inning against Dan Otero, and Olson hit a two-run shot off Josh Tomlin, his 18th.
Athletics: 3B Matt Chapman (right thumb contusion) will take BP on Sunday and could be activated for Tuesday’s series opener against San Diego without going on a rehab assignment. Even if we don’t feel like potentially he’s up to speed offensively, he can save some runs out there defensively, Melvin said.
RHP Mike Clevinger (6-3, 3.03 ERA) is 0-1 with a 7.04 ERA in two outings (one start) against Oakland. He’s 2-1 with a 2.07 ERA over his last four starts. RHP Frankie Montas (4-1, 3.68) is 1-1 with a 7.20 ERA over his last three starts.Choo extends on-base streak as Rangers rip White Sox 11-3
Recalled from Triple-A Norfolk before the game, Ramirez threw five innings of three-hit ball in his second big league game.
Baltimore’s Mark Trumbo extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a sixth-inning single. It matches a career high, set with Seattle in 2015. … Davis has two HRs in his last two games and three in seven games since returning from an 8-game hiatus designed to break a season-long skid.
Mariners: 3B Kyle Seager did not start after hurting his toe during a swing Wednesday night, but entered as a pinch hitter in the ninth and stayed in the game.
Orioles: 3B Tim Beckham was given a day off. He had played in three straight games since coming off the DL following core surgery. He feels good. We just want to keep him that way, Showalter said. … CF Adam Jones was also rested. I’ve been looking for a day (off) for him, and today’s the day, Showalter said.
Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (7-5, 4.04 ERA) starts against Kansas City on Friday night in the opener of a nine-game homestand.
The newest edition of keeping up with the Currys involves, charity, rapping Broadway songs and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Stephen and Ayesha Curry took to Instagram with the Hamilton creator to raise money for multiple non-profits to aid immigration organizations. The catch? They had to sing The Schuyler Sisters from the blockbuster musical.
All joking aside, for those who donate $10 to the organization will be entered to join the Currys and Miranda at the Los Angeles opening of the musical.
Even better? Stephen nominated Dwayne The Rock Johnson to create a Hamilton video, while Ayesha nominated actress Olivia Munn.
Keep your eyes out for those masterpieces.
It’s tough to see Iguodala leaving the Warriors, but he reportedly plans to test the free-agent waters this summer. He has shown he’s still one of the best wing defenders in the NBA and one of the few humans ever who can make life (somewhat) difficult for LeBron James.
Iguodala’s game translates well to almost any team. Perimeter defense never goes out of style, and he doesn’t need the ball on offense in order to be effective. It helps to have shooters around him, as he remains inconsistent from the outside.
The former NBA Finals MVP is a proven veteran that would be a welcomed addition to a number of squads, but his situation with Golden State is so perfect it would still be a surprise if he chooses not to re-sign.
Draymond Green might not be back in Cleveland this season, not if his Warriors go back home for Monday’s Game 5 and finish off these NBA Finals.
But Green was at the center of the storm here for Cleveland’s remarkable, 137-116 Game 4 win at Quicken Loans Arena, and it would almost be a shame if he didn’t get to take the floor again here. At a handful of instances on Friday night, the locals here showered Green with chants of Dray-mond sucks! especially when he received a technical foul in the first quarter.
What the results showed was the more physical style of play from the Bulls was difficult for the Warriors to match. Going in, the question was which team would have to adjust, and it looks like that fell on the Warriors. While Golden State was more athletic and versatile, Chicago was effective with their defensive intensity and size advantage down low.
Statistically, Chicago generally had the advantage in rebounds, points in the paint and bench points thanks to Toni Kukoc and, ironically, Steve Kerr. The Warriors were better from 3-point range as expected, but it wasn’t enough to compensate for the efficiency and second-chance points from the Bulls
Bryan Wiedey posts sports gaming news and analysis daily at Pastapadre.com, is co-founder of the sports gaming site HitThePass.com, hosts the Press Row Podcast and can be reached on Twitter @Pastapadre.