OAKLAND -- Oakland's Jack Hannahan blooped a game-winning single to shallow left in the 10th inning to score Mark Ellis from first, and the Detroit Tigers blew a chance to gain ground in the AL Central race Sunday with an 8-7 loss to the Athletics.
Suzuki's HR highlights comeback
Huston Street (3-2) pitched a perfect 10th with two strikeouts for the win in the A's fourth extra-inning contest in their last six games.
The Tigers seemed poised to pull within 4½ games of the first-place Indians after the Chicago White Sox won 8-0 in Cleveland to avoid a weekend sweep, but Kurt Suzuki hit a tying, two-run homer in the ninth for the A's off Todd Jones.
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"It's great coming off a guy like Todd Jones, who's one of the best in the game and has been doing it a long time," Suzuki said.
Yorman Bazardo (0-1) plunked Ellis in the lower back to start the 10th, then Hannahan followed with his single that landed fair just beyond the infield dirt behind third and into foul territory.
Shannon Stewart followed Suzuki's sixth homer with a single and Nick Swisher walked before both advanced on a wild pitch. Jones intentionally walked Jack Cust to load the bases, then Mike Piazza grounded into a double play that started with shortstop Ramon Santiago throwing to catcher Ivan Rodriguez to get out Stewart at home.