Jesse Hahn pitched a four-hitter for his first career complete game, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 on Monday for their first three-game winning streak this season.
Hahn (2-4) struck out five and walked one in his stellar 112-pitch performance. The right-hander pitched around three errors, but allowed only one runner to get to scoring position. He had never gone further than seven innings.Max Muncy and Sam Fuld hit RBI doubles in the decisive four-run sixth inning.
Yoenis Cespedes went hitless in his first trip back to Oakland since being traded to the Boston Red Sox last July 31. He joined the Tigers in another trade Dec. 11.
The A's ran their major league-worst total to 49 errors, with Muncy making two miscues at third and shortstop Marcus Semien picking up his 17th this season.
Oakland squandered Josh Reddick's one-out triple in the fourth but did enough in the sixth for Hahn.
The four runs allowed by Shane Greene (4-3) in the sixth were one more than he had given up in the previous 42 2/3 innings. He struck out four in 5 2/3 innings in his first career start against the A's.
The Tigers kicked off a seven-game road trip against the AL West with only their eighth loss in 30 games away from Comerica Park.
Slugger Miguel Cabrera had a day off for the first meeting of the season for the recent playoff foes. Detroit eliminated the A's in five games in the AL division series in 2012 and '13.
Cespedes, the two-time reigning Home Run Derby champion, stepped into the batter's box to a warm ovation — many fans standing — leading off the second inning.
A sprinkling of Cespedes' old Oakland No. 52 jerseys were featured in the Memorial Day crowd of 25,380 at the Coliseum.
Semien got his error when Nick Castellanos' grounder went under his glove in the fifth. Oakland is hoping the addition of former Rangers manager Ron Washington on Friday as a coach to work with the infielders will help improve the defense.
Dixon Machado made a couple of nice defensive stops and an error in his major league debut playing shortstop and batting ninth for the Tigers a day after being promoted from Triple-A.
IN THE BOOTH
A's radio broadcaster Ken Korach returned to the booth for his season debut after a left knee injury sidelined him until now. He had the knee replaced in 2012. He said he won't be back full-time.
Tigers: SS Jose Iglesias missed his second straight game with a bruised left knee.
Athletics: INF/OF Ben Zobrist returned from the 15-day disabled after undergoing left knee surgery April 28. OF Craig Gentry was optioned to Triple-A Nashville. … LHP reliever Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is set to come off the disabled list Tuesday.
Tigers: LHP David Price is 2-2 with 3.69 ERA lifetime against the A's, and is 0-0 with a 4.12 ERA over his last three starts. … RHP Buck Farmer will replace injured Kyle Lobstein in the rotation Thursday at the Angels, making his season debut.
Athletics: RHP Jesse Chavez (2-3, 3.09 ERA) looks for his first win in four starts after losing his last two decisions. He is 0-3 with a 9.90 ERA in nine career appearances and two starts vs. the Tigers.