ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Mike Fiers pitched six effective innings, Matt Olson and Khris Davis hit consecutive homers, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Fiers (6-3) allowed two runs and three hits, and is 4-0 in seven starts beginning with his no-hitter against Cincinnati on May 7.
Liam Hendriks, Lou Trivino and Blake Treinen, who gave up Willy Adames’ RBI single in the ninth en route to his 15th save, combined to strike out six and complete the four-hitter.
Tommy Pham homered for the Rays, who are 16 games over .500 despite an 18-15 record at home.
After Matt Chapman reached on shortstop Adames’ throwing error in the sixth, Olson hit a two-run homer and Davis then went deep two pitches later off Emilio Pagan (1-1) as Oakland took a 4-2 lead.
Pagan, acquired by Tampa Bay from the Athletics in a three-team trade in December, had allowed just one run over 19 innings in his previous 18 appearances.
Pham put the Rays up 1-0 on a first-inning homer. He had been 1 for 17 in five games since returning June 6 from lower right leg injury.
Adames walked with two outs in the fourth, went to third on Kevin Kiermaier’s single and scored to make it 2-0 on a double steal.
Oakland got to 2-1 on Chad Pinder’s RBI single in the fifth.
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Athletics: SS Marcus Semien played in his 150th consecutive game, dating to last June 28. “He’s as durable a player as I’ve ever had, so at this point in time I don’t see a day off for him,” manager Bob Melvin said. Semien extended his hitting streak to nine games after leading off the game with a double.
Rays: DH Austin Meadows finished his at-bat in the eighth after fouling a ball off his lower right leg. He walked slowly back to the dugout after striking out. ... INF Joey Wendle (fractured right wrist) could be back Thursday.
Oakland RHP Tanner Anderson, who allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in his first major league start Monday, will get another start. “He was impressive,” Melvin said.
IN THE FOLD
The Rays signed SS Greg Jones, who was taken 22nd overall in this year’s draft. He hit .341 and stole 42 stolen bases for UNC Wilmington.
Melvin presented long-time director of team travel Mickey Morabito with a birthday cake that featured a plane with stairs stuck in the wing. Morabito arranged for a new plane Sunday when the original team charter was damaged during a storm while Oakland was playing at Texas.
Oakland LHP Brett Anderson (6-4) will face an unannounced Rays opener in Wednesday’s series finale.