Rain leaves A’s wanting; they depart Detroit with 5-3 lead

Game suspended in seventh inning after Stephen Piscotty's two-run double breaks tie

  • DETROIT, MI – MAY 19: Matt Olson #28 of the Oakland Athletics greets Chad Pinder #18 and Matt Chapman #26 after they scored against the Detroit Tigers on a double by Stephen Piscotty during the seventh inning at Comerica Park on May 19, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

  • DETROIT, MI – MAY 19: Liam Hendriks #16 of the Oakland Athletics watches the grounds crew walk away after coving the field at Comerica Park during the seventh inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers on May 19, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

  • Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Mike Fiers throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

  • DETROIT, MI – MAY 19: Niko Goodrum #28 of the Detroit Tigers beats the throw to third baseman Matt Chapman #26 of the Oakland Athletics for a triple during the third inning as third base umpire Mike Winters and coach Dave Clark #25 of the Detroit Tigers watch the play at Comerica Park on May 19, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

  • DETROIT, MI – MAY 19: Nicholas Castellanos #9 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at Comerica Park on May 19, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

  • DETROIT, MI – MAY 19: Chad Pinder #18 of the Oakland Athletics singles with catcher Grayson Greiner #17 of the Detroit Tigers behind the plate during the seventh inning at Comerica Park on May 19, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Pinder scored in the inning on a double by Stephen Piscotty. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

  • DETROIT, MI – MAY 19: Matt Chapman #26 of the Oakland Athletics scores against the Detroit Tigers on a single by Stephen Piscotty of the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at Comerica Park on May 19, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

  • Oakland Athletics left fielder Robbie Grossman plays with a ball in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

  • Oakland Athletics’ Stephen Piscotty swings to connect for a two-run double to right field during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

  • Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson (28) and second baseman Jurickson Profar (23) during their pregame ritual in a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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DETROIT — Rain suspended the series finale between the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers on Sunday at Comerica Park.

Umpires called a stop to the game with no outs in the bottom of the seventh and the A’s leading 5-3. The game will resume prior to a Sept. 6 matchup between the two clubs in Oakland.

Minutes before the rains came, the A’s had broken a 3-3 tie on a two-run double by Stephen Piscotty.

Mike Fiers, pitching against the team that traded him last season, got off to a rocky start, but allowed just two hits over his last five innings.

Tigers leadoff hitter Niko Goodrum tripled off Fiers in the first inning and came home on a sacrifice fly by Dawel Lugo for a 1-0 lead. Fiers then walked Nicholas Castellanos and gave up a single to Miguel Cabrera; Castellanos scored from third on a passed ball assessed to A’s catcher Josh Phegley.

Oakland took a 3-2 in the third behind an RBI triple from Marcus Semien that scored Ramon Laureano, a sacrifice fly by Chad Pinder and an RBI single from Piscotty that scored Matt Chapman. Castellanos tied things up for Detroit in the bottom half, hitting a first-pitch fastball from Fiers for a home run.

Detroit pulled starting pitcher Gregory Soto after the fourth and got scoreless relief appearances from Buck Farmer and Daniel Stumpf before Zac Reininger gave up the two-run double to Piscotty in the seventh.

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