The arms: In the seventh, LHP Neal Cotts cut off an Oakland rally by keeping two inherited runners from scoring. He retired Coco Crisp on a first-pitch pop-up, and Kyle Blanks took a third strike. ... RHP Colby Lewis remained the only major-leaguer with at least 10 starts but no quality start. ... In the second, Lewis got Yoenis Cespedes to pop up on an 88-mph fastball with two outs and the bases loaded. ... On pitch No. 73, Lewis got his first swing-and-miss of the game for a strikeout of John Jaso.

The bats: In the second, manager Ron Washington had 1B Donnie Murphy sacrifice to put two runners in scoring position for C Robinson Chirinos. He tied the game with a two-run single and has driven in nine runs in his last 24 at-bats. ... In the fourth, 2B Rougned Odor and CF Daniel Robertson each singled on a 0-2 pitch from LHP Drew Pomeranz. ... Odor had two hits against Pomeranz and has four hits in his last seven at-bats against left-handers. Before this, Odor was hitless for 14 at-bats against left-handers.

The gloves: In the sixth, 1B Donnie Murphy picked a low throw from 3B Adrian Beltre out of the dirt to get the inning-ending out with a runner in scoring position. ... In the first, CF Daniel Robertson gave up two bases on ill-advised plays. His needless dive turned a single into a double by leadoff hitter Coco Crisp, and John Jason advanced to second on Robertson’s off-line throw to the plate. ...In the third, LF Michael Choice had the unusual double of an error and an assist on the same play. Jed Lowrie’s single bounced past Choice, but he recovered to throw him out at third.