McMahon hits a 2-run homer in the 12th inning to lift the Colorado Rockies over the Oakland Athletics 4-3

OAKLAND, Calif. — – Ryan McMahon hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning and the Colorado Rockies held on to beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Wednesday night.

Elías Díaz had three hits, including a two-run homer, while Brendan Rogers and Hunter Goodman each added a pair of hits to help Colorado snap a four-game losing streak. Before the streak, the Rockies had won seven straight games, their longest streak in nearly five years.

“After that winning streak, all the guys here feel a little different,” McMahon said. “I think they know we’re in every game, and then having some success leads to better results.”

Jake Cave started the 12th inning at second base and advanced to third on Ezequiel Tovar’s groundout. McMahon then hit his ninth home run of the season on a 2-for-2 slider off Kyle Muller (0-1).

That capped what had been a frustrating offensive night for Colorado. The Rockies had multiple opportunities to break the game open, but stranded seven runners in scoring position before McMahon’s game-winning hit.

“I just found a way to win,” McMahon said after hitting a home run in his third straight game. “If you find ways to win, you can lean on that memory. Like, ‘Hey, we’ve done this before.’ It always gives you hope, and it’s a lot better to have it than not have it.”

The A’s scored an unearned run in the bottom of the 12th and had two runners on base before Matt Koch got Max Schuemann to fly out for his first save of the season.

Nick Mears (1-3) retired four batters for the win.

JJ Bleday homered for the A’s, who have lost 11 of 13.

The game drew 3,617 spectators, the fifth-lowest number at the Oakland Coliseum this season.

A day after rallying from three runs down to beat the Rockies 5-4, the A’s nearly pulled off another comeback when Zack Gelof hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning to force extras.

The Rockies got the possible go-ahead run to third in the 10th, then struck out three times in the 11th before advancing in the 12th.

Oakland reliever Lucas Erceg made a stellar defensive play in the top of the 10th to keep the game tied when he took advantage of a bare-handed comeback by Brenton Doyle and threw to first for the final out of the inning.

Díaz was one triple shy of hitting for the cycle. The Rockies catcher got Colorado going when he hit a hanging slider off A’s starter Mitch Spence in the first inning, his first home run since May 8.

Diaz also singled in the third and doubled in the fifth before striking out and grounding into a double play in his final two at-bats. It was his 16th multi-hit game of the season, tying Tovar for the team lead.

Rockies starter Austin Gomber struck out six and allowed one run on five hits in eight innings. In four starts in May, Gomber allowed two runs in 26 2/3 innings for a 0.67 ERA.

“He was brilliant, changing speeds and hitting an off-the-charts ratio,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “Eight efficient innings. You don’t see much in today’s game.”


Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland, on the disabled list with a left elbow strain, threw a 15-pitch bullpen session and will pitch again Thursday.


Rockies RHP Ryan Feltner (1-5, 5.69 ERA) faces the A’s on Thursday for the first time in his career. Oakland counters with RHP Joey Estes (1-1, 9.35), who is also making his first start against Colorado.



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