The A's hosted the Tigers on Memorial Day and provided all sorts of fireworks for the fans with a 10-0 route at O.co Coliseum.
Oakland lit up Detroit with five home runs, including a grand slam by Derek Norris in the eighth inning.
It all got started in the bottom of the second inning, when Brandon Moss blasted one out to center that was nearly caught, but ended up bouncing off of Austin Jackson's glove. Later in the inning, Kyle Blanks, who was traded to the team from San Diego, took one deep to left to give the A's a 2-0 lead.
Detroit pitcher Drew Smyly (2-3, 3.86 ERA) gave up another home run in the third, this time to Josh Donaldson to make it 3-0.
Next up was Yoenis Cespedes, who added his name to the home run list, as he took one out to left field, to give the A's the 4-0 lead. In the fourth inning, Coco Crisp would get a sac fly RBI, followed by an RBI single from Josh Donaldson to put Oakland up 6-0 and end Smyly's night.
Meanwhile, Tommy Milone (3-3, 3.50 ERA) made it through 6 2/3 innings, with accurate pitching and a good mix of fastballs and off-speed stuff that kept the Tigers off balance. Dan Otero and Sean Doolittle would come out of the pen to finish off the shutout.
The A's will play the Tigers again tomorrow night, with Sonny Gray getting the call against Max Scherzer.
- The A's are now 25-19 on Memorial Day since moving to Oakland.
- Today's attendance was 35, 067.
- Kyle Bank's home run was his first since June 16, 2013.
- Derek Norris' grand slam was the first of his career.