A’s edge Dodgers 5-4 in 10

Oakland Athletics pitcher Pat Venditte works against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Oakland Athletics pitcher Pat Venditte works against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh inning Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND — Billy Butler hit an RBI double in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics outlasted Clayton Kershaw and held on to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 on Tuesday night.

Mark Canha opened the 10th with a double off Yimi Garcia, his fourth hit of the game. Butler then lined the next pitch to right, and the throw from Scott Van Slyke sailed well wide of home plate, allowing Canha to score easily and end the A’s season-high seven-game losing streak.

Kershaw was not as crisp as he has been the past two months but still gave up one run over seven innings. He walked two, struck out seven and left with a 4-1 lead before the Dodgers’ bullpen let it slip away.

Canha had a two-run double when Oakland scored three runs in the eighth off reliever Pedro Baez. Marcus Semien added a tying RBI single.

A.J. Ellis hit a three-run home run for Los Angeles, which had its three-game winning streak snapped.

The interleague matchup attracted a rare sellout crowd to the Oakland Coliseum, a large majority clad in Dodger blue. Several fights broke out and at least three people were ejected.

Kershaw, who had allowed only one run in two previous career starts against the A’s, made a sparkling defensive play after Josh Reddick’s RBI groundout in the second.

Eric Sogard hit a sharp bouncing ball up the middle but Kershaw spun and made a backward bare-handed, no-look catch then threw Sogard out.

The three-time NL Cy Young winner lost his composure in the third.

Upset over not getting a called third strike, Kershaw bobbled Danny Valenica’s grounder on the next pitch, allowing Valenica to reach on an infield single. Kershaw angrily slammed the ball into the turf and caught it on the bounce, took a few steps then fired it into the Dodgers’ dugout.

Oakland starter Felix Doubront — making his first start since being acquired from Toronto on July 31 after the Blue Jays had designated him for assignment — pitched well despite six walks. Doubront allowed one hit over six innings, gave up an unearned run in the fifth and had a season-high eight strikeouts.


Dodgers: Yasiel Puig was pulled from the game with tightness in his right hamstring after reaching on an infield single in the eighth. . Mat Latos was scheduled to start Wednesday but will pitch out of the bullpen during the eight-game road trip instead. With two off days coming up, manager Don Mattingly made the switch in order to keep Kershaw and Zack Greinke on turn in the rotation. . Ron Roenicke made his first appearance as the team’s new third base coach.

Athletics: OF Coco Crisp, who has spent two stints on the disabled list this season with neck and elbow injuries, was rested. . 3B Brett Lawrie (strained lat) was also held out of the starting lineup.


Dodgers: LHP Alex Wood (8-7) has pitched into the seventh inning in two of his three starts since being acquired from the Atlanta Braves at the trade deadline. On the flip side, Wood has a 5.09 ERA over that same stretch.

Athletics: RHP Jesse Chavez (6-12) starts for Oakland and is tied for the American League lead in losses.Billy ButlerClayton KershawLos Angeles DodgersMark CanhaMLBOakland A'sYimi Garcia

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