JP Sears allows eight runs, the worst performance of his profession, because the A's are beaten by the Twins

OAKLAND – For JP Sears, this was a day to forget in every respect.

Sears allowed eight earned runs in 1 1/3 innings, probably the most of his profession, and made the shortest start of his profession because the A's were beaten 10-2 by the Twins on the Coliseum on Saturday.

The left-hander lacked control and feel with the primary batter, allowing two singles and striking out two batters in the primary inning. Despite allowing 4 baserunners in the primary inning of the sport, Sears allowed only one run to start out his afternoon. The second inning, nevertheless, wouldn’t be so kind.

Sears' second inning went like this: double, hit by pitch, three-run home run, single, single, two-run double, fly out, single, RBI double. When Sears got here off, the A's trailed 7-1. That deficit widened to 8-1 when long reliever Osvaldo Bido allowed a run to a baserunner he took on.

Sears has had a rocky start this season – he allowed seven earned runs on April 27 – but Saturday's performance was particularly atypical considering Sears is Oakland's workhorse.

Although Sears recorded only 4 outs, he still leads the A's by a large margin in innings pitched (84). The only other A's starter to have thrown 60 innings in any respect is Mitch Spence (63). Coming into the sport, Sears pitched no less than 4 innings in all but one among his starts this season.

With Sears recording just 4 outs, Bido helped rescue Oakland's bullpen by getting length out of the bullpen, throwing five innings with two runs and 6 strikeouts. Bido's 106 pitches were a profession high, the primary time he had broken the 100 mark in a serious league game.

While Sears had the worst start of his profession, Minnesota's Bailey Ober had arguably his best. Despite allowing two solo home runs to JJ Bleday and Tyler Soderstrom, Ober pitched the primary complete game of his profession, needing just 89 Pitches to do that.

Armando Alvarez, who had just been called as much as the team for the primary time, made his major league debut, coming on as a defensive reliever within the eighth inning. In his first profession at-bat, Alvarez was sent to the bottom after a check swing.

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