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Adam Rosales launched his fourth home run of the season on Sunday, helping to power the Athletics to a 5-3 victory over the White Sox in Chicago.

Rosales tagged White Sox' closer David Robertson for his solo shot leading off the ninth inning. He finished the day 1-for-4 and is now hitting .235/.26/.355 with four long balls and 23 RBI on the season.
Jun 25 - 5:58 PM

Matt Joyce belted his 10th home run of the season as the Athletics rallied to beat the White Sox on Sunday.

Joyce entered the game as a pinch runner late in the game and made the most of his lone at-bat, crushing a Chris Beck offering over the wall to extend the A's lead to 5-2 in the ninth. Joyce is now slashing .231/.335/.433 with 10 homers and 31 RBI on the year.
Jun 25 - 5:56 PM

Santiago Casilla picked up his 13th save of the season on Sunday, despite allowing a solo home run to Melky Cabrera.

Casilla allowed a pair of hits in his inning of work but was still able to escape with a two-run advantage. He has now converted 13 of his first 16 save chances on the season while compiling a 4.28 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 26/12 K/BB ratio across 27 1/3 innings.
Jun 25 - 5:53 PM

Sonny Gray was terrific in Sunday's victory over the White Sox, allowing just two runs (one earned) on four hits over his seven frames.

Gray racked up seven strikeouts on the afternoon while walking only one. He gave up a solo homer to Adam Engel in the third inning, then kept the White Sox off the board except for an unearned run that scampered home on a passed ball in the fourth. Now 3-3 on the season, Gray will carry a 4.45 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 65/22 K/BB ratio into Saturday's matchup against the Braves.
Jun 25 - 5:51 PM

Jed Lowrie could get his ailing right knee checked out by a doctor in Houston on Monday.

Lowrie tweaked his knee while trying to avoid an inside pitch on Friday and has now sat out two straight games. It doesn't at this point seem like more than a day-to-day ailment, but it sounds like more will be known Monday. Franklin Barreto is at second base again Sunday.
Jun 25 - 12:56 PM

Matt Chapman (knee) is expected to be released from the hospital Sunday.

Chapman is battling an infection in his left knee and the A's are expected to have a better idea later Sunday when he'll be ready for activation. He could return when first eligible on Thursday.
Jun 25 - 12:54 PM

Matt Olson erupted for two homers Saturday in the Athletics’ win over the White Sox.

What a day for Olson, who had never homered in his career before Saturday. He belted a two-run shot off James Shields in the first inning before crushing another two-run bomb off Jake Petricka in the seventh. With Olson, Franklin Barreto and Jaycob Brugman all going deep on Saturday, this was only the second time in major league history that three players on the same team hit their first career homers in the same game. Olson has hit .200 with seven RBI in 20 big league at-bats this season.
Jun 24 - 7:18 PM

Bruce Maxwell paced the Athletics with three hits Saturday in their 10-2 win over the White Sox.

All of his hits were singles. It was another big afternoon for Maxwell, who has gone 7-for-12 since his call-up earlier this week. The A’s have begun their youth movement and it looks like Maxwell is going to be a big part of it. With Stephen Vogt gone, Maxwell has emerged as Oakland’s No. 1 catcher.
Jun 24 - 7:17 PM

Franklin Barreto drilled his first career homer Saturday in Oakland’s 10-2 win over the White Sox.

Barreto put Oakland ahead 6-0 with a two-run shot off James Shields in the third inning. He also singled to center field in the fifth and scored on a bases-loaded walk later in the frame. Barreto did commit an error at second base but it was still an impressive debut for the 21-year-old.
Jun 24 - 7:16 PM

Daniel Gossett recorded his first big league win Saturday against the White Sox, allowing just five hits and two runs (zero earned) over six impressive innings.

He logged five strikeouts while yielding just one free pass. Gossett was sharp from the get-go, retiring the first eight hitters he faced before an error by Franklin Barreto ended his streak. The A’s got off to an early 6-0 lead, which obviously took some of the pressure off. Gossett will look to build on Saturday’s success in his next outing Friday versus Atlanta.
Jun 24 - 7:14 PM

Athletics placed INF Chad Pinder on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Pinder sustained the injury during Friday's victory over the White Sox. Franklin Barreto has been recalled in a corresponding move and will take over as the club's primary shortstop, at least on an interim basis.
Jun 24 - 11:28 AM

Athletics recalled SS Franklin Barreto from Triple-A Nashville.

The club's top prospect, the 21-year-old Barreto was hitting .281/.326/.428 with eight homers, 32 RBI and four stolen bases at Triple-A. He'll function as the team's primary shortstop until Marcus Semien is ready to return from the disabled list.
Jun 24 - 11:26 AM

Khris Davis went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, a walk, and a stolen base in Friday’s 3-0 victory over the White Sox.

Davis took Mike Pelfrey deep in the first inning to give Jharel Cotton an early lead. It was more than enough support on this night. Davis is now up to 19 homers and 48 RBI to go along with a .245/.325/.506 batting line.
Jun 23 - 11:55 PM

Santiago Casilla danced around trouble against the White Sox on Friday to convert his 12th save of the season.

Casilla allowed back-to-back singles to begin the bottom of the ninth, but the White Sox couldn’t get anything else going. The 36-year-old recently missed a couple of save chances after he was hit in the non-throwing shoulder by a foul ball, but fortunately it wasn’t anything serious. He’s 12-for-15 in save chances this season with a 4.10 ERA and 26/12 K/BB ratio in 26 1/3 innings.
Jun 23 - 11:55 PM

Matt Joyce socked a solo homer against the White Sox on Friday.

It was his only hit in five at-bats on the night. Joyce was a major disappointment through the first two months of the season, but he’s hitting .306 (19-for-62) with four homers and 10 RBI through 19 games this month.
Jun 23 - 11:54 PM


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