The 4th inning featured mostly strikeouts, a slide into first

Looking for more runs? Look away from the fourth inning. It's still tied 1-1.

Josh Donaldson walked, Seth Smith shattered a bat popping out (a waste of lumber, it seems), George Kottaras fanned on another strike out and Cliff Pennington grounded out to end the inning, all while sliding head-first into the bag. If you needed proof the A's aren't preaching on-base percentage anymore, there it is.

Tommy Milone coasted through the bottom half. He struck out Andy Dirks, then Stephen Drew made a nifty play, ranging, spinning and throwing out Avisail Garcia. Gerald Laird went fishing for a third strike to wrap up the fourth.

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