starting pitcher was down 4-0 by the end of the second inning and he could never see his way out of the hole Sunday at Tampa Bay. Milone suffered his first loss of the season after starting 3-0 for the A’s. Milone gave up three runs in the first and surrendered a solo homer to Yunel Escobar in the second. The next runs he allowed came in the seventh, but the A’s couldn’t get going against the Tampa pitching staff. Milone allowed six runs — fdfielder Alhassan Yusuf is staying calm about the transfer interest swirling around him.The Nigerian youngster is a target for Ajax, Anderlecht, Watford, but in particular Wolves.”I’ve had a fantastic season. That I would gain such confidence and plaour earned — on eight hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings in the defeat. He struck out six and threw 96 pitches. Milone (3-1) has a 4.26 ERA.Sheyi Ojo is set to sign a new five-year contract with Liverpool.The Guardian says the Reds will immediately loan Ojo out after he commits his long-term future.The 21-year-old endured a tough loan spell with Stade de Reims this season.Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is a keen admirer of Ojo and the Scottish giants are one of many clubs interested in signing the Reds academy graduate.The 26-year-old has not been dominant by any means in the early going, though he’s keeping Oakland in games. He’s allowed at least two runs in each of his outings and hasn’t yet gone deeper than seven innings. Still, he’s struck out 21 over 25 1/3 frames and has a solid WHIP at 1.26. Milone will next are stacked in the keeping department, with the likes of Aaron Ramsdale, Artur Boruc and Mark Travers.The latter was dropped for their most recent game, but Howe praised the player for his reaction to the news.Howe told the Daily Echo: “Mark’s a greastart for Oakland on Friday against Baltimore.