Davies shines again, Brewers hold on for 5-4 win over A's
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Zach Davies took a no-hitter into the seventh before allowing a two-out home run to Oakland's Billy Butler, and the Milwaukee Brewers withstood a shaky ninth inning to hold on for a 5-4 win over the Athletics on Tuesday night.
Davies (4-3) allowed two hits and three walks over seven innings while striking out five. Butler turned on an 0-1 fastball from Davies to end the shutout.
The A's mounted their best rally in the ninth against closer Jeremy Jeffress after getting runners on second and third while trailing by three. One run scored on a groundout before another came home on a throwing error by shortstop Jonathan Villar.
With runners on the corners, Jeffress got Marcus Semien swinging on a pitch out of the zone before ending the game by getting Chris Coghlan to fly out to the warning track in left.
Davies outdueled Oakland rookie Sean Manaea (2-4), who turned in seven solid innings but allowed two home runs to Chris Carter.