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Athletics' Lou Trivino: Earns 11th save

Trivino stuck out one batter in a perfect ninth inning Monday, picking up a save against the Angels. Trivino had no problem rolling through the Angels in the ninth inning, needing just 12 pitches to secure the 8-5 win. He's gone 14.2 straight innings without allowing an earned run dating back to May 5. The 29-year-old owns a 2.25 ERA and is now 11-for-13 in save chances this season.

Athletics' Lou Trivino: Notches 10th save

Trivino fired a perfect ninth inning while striking out two to secure the save in the win over the Royals on Sunday. Trivino retired the side to record his 10th save of the season. This was a good showing for him, as he easily finished the game and received another save opportunity over teammate Jake Diekman who pitched the eighth inning. Trivino surrendered five of his eight runs allowed this season in one appearance on May 5, but he has not allowed any runs since then. The 29-year-old carries a 2.32 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP in 31 innings.

Athletics' Lou Trivino: Gets third win

Trivino (3-2) recorded the victory in a win over the Royals on Friday, firing 1.1 scoreless innings during which he allowed two hits and recorded two strikeouts. The right-hander was rewarded for his impressive 20-pitch effort with his third victory of the season when Elvis Andrus hit a game-winning single in the ninth inning. Following a forgettable five-earned-run outing over one-third of an inning against the Blue Jays on May 5, Trivino has rattled off 12.2 scoreless innings across 12 appearances, lowering his ERA to a career-low 2.40 and garnering two wins, four saves and a hold in the process.

Athletics' Lou Trivino: Notches ninth save

Trivino saved Tuesday's 5-2 win against the Diamondbacks, allowing no runs and one hit in the ninth inning. Called on to protect a three-run lead, Trivino induced a David Peralta flyout after allowing a Pavin Smith infield single with two outs to secure his ninth save of the season. Oakland has employed a two-headed approach at the end of games this season with Trivino and Jake Diekman, though Trivino has recorded the team's last three saves and appears to be manager Bob Melvin's top choice currently.

Athletics' Lou Trivino: Secures eighth save

Trivino earned the save over the Rockies on Saturday, pitching a scoreless inning during which he gave up one hit and struck out one. Trivino was called upon in the ninth inning to protect a three-run lead. He gave up a two-out single but nothing more to notch his eighth save. Since yielding five runs in a disastrous outing May 5, Trevino has not allowed an earned run over his subsequent nine outings covering 9.1 innings.

Athletics' Lou Trivino: Blows save, takes loss Monday

Trivino (2-2) allowed two unearned runs on a hit and a walk over two-thirds of an inning in Monday's extra-inning loss to Seattle. Trivino allowed the initial runner to score the game-tying run on a Ty France single in the bottom of the 10th inning. A Matt Olson error put runners on second and third, and Tom Murphy's sacrifice fly was enough to stick Trivino with the loss. It's just the second blown save in nine chances this year for the 29-year-old. He's added a 2.81 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 24:14 K:BB and four holds in 25.2 innings.

Athletics' Lou Trivino: Breezes to seventh save

Trivino hurled a perfect ninth inning against the Angels on Friday, striking out one batter and picking up the save. The right-hander faced little resistance en route to his seventh save of the campaign, needing only nine pitches to set down all three batters he faced. Since a disastrous blowup against Toronto on May 5 during which he allowed five runs in one-third of an inning, Trivino has pitched seven times covering 7.2 frames without allowing an earned run. His 24:13 K:BB across 25 innings this season is nothing special, but Trivino has mostly been effective by converting all but one of his eight save opportunities.

Athletics' Lou Trivino: Gets second victory

Trivino (2-1) was credited with the victory in a win over the Twins on Sunday, firing 1.1 scoreless innings during which he allowed a hit and no walks. Trivino continued his recent solid stretch of pitching with an efficient 17-pitch outing that saw him lower his ERA to 3.27. The right-hander has generated four consecutive scoreless appearances and should continue seeing a fantasy-friendly mix of hold and save chances, along with the occasional decision.

Athletics' Lou Trivino: Records four-out save

Trivino picked up his sixth save of the season Saturday against the Rays after giving up one hit and one walk while fanning two across 1.1 innings. Trivino was coming off a woeful performance in his previous outing, but he bounced back here. The 29-year-old right-hander was called upon duty in the eighth with one out and struck out Mike Brosseau to end the inning, but things got a bit more complicated in the ninth -- he loaded the bases with no outs. However, he still found a way to get the job done. Trivino is now 6-for-7 in save chances and should remain as one of the Athletics' main alternatives for the closer role.

Lou Trivino takes responsibility for blown save in A's loss

Despite the fact that starter Chris Bassitt continued his domination on the mound, the Athletics suffered a 9-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday. Bassitt struck out seven in just as many innings. Things began to unravel in the top of the eighth after A’s reliever Lou Trivino...

Athletics' Lou Trivino: Lit up in loss

Trivino (1-1) was tagged with the loss and the blown save Tuesday against the Blue Jays, allowing five runs on three hits and two walks while retiring only one batter. For the second straight outing, Trivino was summoned in the eighth inning rather than the ninth. The results weren't pretty, as the right-hander allowed five baserunners and retired only one hitter. Trivino entered the contest with a 1.59 ERA, five saves and three holds, so it's unlikely that one poor outing will knock him out of a high-leverage role. However, given his usage over the past two outings, it stands to reason that the Athletics aren't committed to using Trivino exclusively as their closer.

Athletics' Lou Trivino: Earns fifth save

Trivino recorded his fifth save of the season against Baltimore on Sunday after pitching a scoreless ninth inning, though he allowed a hit and a walk. Trivino entered the ninth with a two-run lead, and while his command wasn't entirely sharp -- he tossed only nine of his 18 pitches for strikes -- he still got the job done despite having runners on first and second with just one out at one point. The 29-year-old right-hander is now 5-for-5 in save opportunities this season and should remain as Oakland's ninth-inning guy moving forward.

Athletics' Lou Trivino: Nails down third save

Trivino gave up a hit and a walk while striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning Monday to record his third save of the season in a 2-1 win over the Rays. After Jake Diekman got the last two saves for the A's, the southpaw worked the eighth inning Monday with Tampa Bay's 9-1-2 hitters due up, leaving closing duties to Trivino. Manager Bob Melvin seems comfortable using both relievers with the game on the line, so it's unlikely either one will run away with the closer role, but Trivino has certainly pitched well enough to secure his high-leverage spot. On the season, he's 3-for-3 on save chances with a 1.29 ERA and 16:6 K:BB through 14 innings.

Athletics' Lou Trivino: Falters in 10th inning Wednesday

Trivino allowed two earned runs on two hits and a walk over 1.2 innings in an extra-inning win over the Twins on Wednesday. He struck out three. Charged with preserving a 10-10 tie in the top of the 10th after getting through the ninth unscathed, Trivino allowed a go-ahead two-run home run to Byron Buxton but was ultimately bailed out by the Athletics' three-run rally in the home half of the frame. The round tripper marked the first time the right-hander had been scored upon since his second outing of the season back on April 3 against the Astros.
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Athletics' Lou Trivino: Grabs first win

Trivino (1-0) notched his first win in a victory over the Tigers on Sunday, allowing one hit and no walks over a scoreless ninth inning. He struck out one. The right-handed closer successfully preserved a 2-2 tie in the top half of the ninth and then was rewarded with his first victory when Matt Olson came home with the winning run on a fielding error. So far, so good for Trivino in his ninth-inning role, as he's converted both save chances in addition to garnering Sunday's win, all within the last six days.

2021 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Jed Lowrie, Willi Castro, Lou Trivino, and more!

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Fantasy Baseball Bullpen Report: Yimi Garcia, Emmanuel Clase emerge as saves sources; what about Lou Trivino?

Now, we're getting somewhere. The two managers most committed to the closer committee, Gabe Kapler of the Giants and Kevin Cash of the Rays, have yet to stray from Jake McGee and Diego Castillo, respectively, making them unexpectedly two of the most stable closer scenarios. Likewise, things appear pretty stable for the Cardinals, Rangers and Orioles, where Alex Reyes, Ian Kennedy and Cesar Valdez have stepped into the lead role.

Athletics' Lou Trivino: Works non-save situation

Trivino fired a scoreless ninth inning in a 9-5 win over the Diamondbacks on Monday, allowing one hit and recording a strikeout. With the Athletics having doubled up what had been a two-run lead in the top half of the frame, Trivino narrowly missed out on his first save chance of the season but still succeeded in preserving the victory. The 29-year-old has one hold and a sparkling 1.17 ERA and 0.65 WHIP across 7.2 innings covering his first six appearances. He's slated to serve as the primary closer while Trevor Rosenthal progresses through a multi-month recovery from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome.
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Why Lou Trivino could be the A’s go-to closer this year

From a one-win opening home stand to an ever-growing list of injuries, nothing has gone right for the Oakland A’s so far this season. The tumultuous start stings especially in light of the team’s expectation to compete for another American League West title. Trevor Rosenthal’s Thoractic Outlet surgery is perhaps...