By RICK EYMER/Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Billy Butler delivered a pinch hit, two-run single in the sixth and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: From Mackinac to Motor Bella, Major Events Return
A’s starter Rich Hill, who left the game with an apparent left shoulder injury, went 6 1/3 innings to win his fifth straight start. Hill (8-3) gave up two runs on five hits, walking three and striking out nine.
Victor Martinez, who had three hits, and James McCann drove in runs for the Tigers, who lost for the second straight day, their first losing streak in two weeks.
Mike Pelfrey (0-5) remained winless despite not allowing an earned run. An Ian Kinsler fielding error produced a run and prolonged the inning for Butler.READ MORE: Rolling Stone Magazine Named ‘Respect’ #1 Song Of All Time
Pelfrey was charged with the three unearned runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out three.
MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment Soon?
(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)