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Tigers starter Blaine Hardy holds A’s hitless through 6

August 4, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Detroit Tigers left-hander Blaine Hardy has not allowed a hit to the Oakland Athletics through six innings of the clubs’ series opener Friday night.

Hardy has issued a pair of walks to Matt Olson — the first on a 13-pitch plate appearance in the second. Before the walk, Olson’s drive to right went to a crew chief review and was confirmed as sailing just right of the pole.

Hardy was at 94 pitches after six.

A’s lefty counterpart Brett Anderson retired his first 16 batters in order before Jose Iglesias doubled with one out in the sixth.

Ramon Laureano made his major league debut for the A’s playing center field and batting eighth.

He ran into the wall in center to make a nice catch on No. 2 hitter Nicholas Castellanos’ deep fly in the first. Laureano ran forward the next time he made a play, going down to his right knee to catch Jeimer Candelario’s liner to end the second.


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