Series: Game 2 of 3

Oakland leads 2-0 (as of 8/6)

Game 1: Tuesday, August 5
Game 2: Wednesday, August 6
Game 3: Thursday, August 7

Athletics 9

(66-47, 26-29 away)

Tigers 3

(29-82, 13-39 home)

    7:05 PM ET, August 6, 2003

    Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan 

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    OAK 120100203 9 14 1
    DET 002000100 3 7 0

    W: T. Hudson (10-4)

    L: W. Ledezma (3-6)

    Chavez homers twice in win vs. reeling Tigers

    DETROIT (AP) -- Eric Chavez homered twice, doubled and drove in five runs as the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3 Wednesday night.

    Tim Hudson pitched the Athletics to their 10th win in 13 games. Detroit has lost eight of nine and dropped to 29-82, clinching its 10th straight losing season.

    Hudson (10-4) gave up three runs and seven hits in eight innings. He struck out six and did not walk a batter.

    Hudson helped himself with five assists and two putouts. He improved to 8-2 lifetime against Detroit.

    Wil Ledezma (3-6) lost his fourth start in a row, giving up four runs on seven hits in five-plus innings.

    Oakland took a 1-0 lead in the first on Chavez's homer, then added two more runs in the second.

    With two outs, Scott Hatteberg lined a double and scored on Adam Piatt's double. Eric Byrnes, who entered the game in a 3-for-35 slump, made it 3-0 with a line single.

    Bobby Higginson's eighth homer of the year made it 3-2 in the third. Piatt moved the margin back to two runs with a 423-foot homer in the fourth.

    Oakland loaded the bases in the fifth, but Ledezma struck out Ramon Hernandez to end the inning.

    Chavez's second homer, his 22nd, made it 6-2 in the seventh. Eric Munson hit a solo home run in the bottom half.

    Oakland pulled away with three runs off Chris Mears in the ninth. Chavez hit a two-run double and Erubiel Durazo had an RBI single.

    Game notes

    Piatt's homer was the 14th to clear the center-field fence since Comerica Park opened in 2000 and the first since Alfonso Soriano did it on June 1. ... The Tigers placed C A.J. Hinch (groin) on the disabled list before the game and recalled C Brandon Inge from Triple-A Toledo. ... The Tigers are 4-22 when Ledezma pitches this season. ... The game featured five homers, the most at Comerica Park since there were five in New York's 10-9, 17-inning victory on June 1.

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