OAKLAND, Calif. — — Elvis Andrus related for a 3-run homer in opposition to the workforce that minimize him final month and the Chicago White Sox bought 20 hits, beating the Oakland Athletics 10-2 Saturday for his or her fourth straight win.
AJ Pollock and Andrew Vaughn every had 4 hits, serving to Lance Lynn (6-5) and the surging White Sox win for the ninth time in 11 video games.
A’s starter Adrián Martínez (4-4) was tagged for 14 hits in simply 3 2/3 innings. The Athletics misplaced their fifth in a row.
Andrus signed with Chicago after the A’s launched him in mid-August and returned to hang-out his former workforce. He is 6 for 15 with two dwelling runs via the primary three video games of the collection.
Andrus is 22 for 60 with 5 homers over his final 14 video games.
“We have another recreation (this collection) and I simply hope he continues doing what he is doing,” White Sox interim supervisor Miguel Cairo mentioned.
“He’s a man that I’m glad now we have. He has good at-bats, he will get us going within the leadoff spot. It’s been superior to have him,” he mentioned.
Lynn allowed two unearned runs and three hits in six innings. The 35-yr-previous struck out 5, walked one and improved to 4-0 with a 1.19 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his final 5 begins.
“I’ve confronted him loads and I simply love how he competes, he is a savage on the market,” Pollock mentioned.
“It’s enjoyable to look at the man compete. He’s enjoyable, he is fiery,” he mentioned.
Martínez gave up seven runs. He fell to the bottom after being struck in his left (non-pitching) shoulder by a line drive off Gavin Sheets’ bat within the second, bought the out to finish the inning and stayed within the recreation.
“I feel he gave us all he had,” A’s supervisor Mark Kotsay mentioned.
“I did not see the exit velocity on that line drive, however for him to get hit in that shoulder, keep within the recreation, that exhibits his character, that exhibits his competitiveness, and I admire that, I feel all of us do. But total stuff-smart, simply not his finest day with commanding the fastball and pitching off that together with his changeup.”
Andrus’ three-run homer within the second highlighted a 4-run inning. Vaughn’s two-out, two-run double capped a 3-run fourth that made it 7-0.
The White Sox have mixed for 38 runs of their final 4 video games.
“I feel it is only a increase in confidence,” Vaughn mentioned. “Hitting is contagious and I feel we’re all feeding off that, utilizing each recreation and simply rolling with it.”
RACE TO THE BOTTOM
The A’s (50-90) hit the 90-loss plateau for the ninth time in Oakland historical past with their ninth in 10 video games. They’ll must win 13 of their final 22 to keep away from the workforce’s second 100-loss season in Oakland.
Andrus is amongst 5 White Sox gamers who returned to their previous stomping grounds for this collection. Pitchers Jake Diekman, Kendall Graveman and Liam Hendricks additionally beforehand performed for the Athletics. White Sox supervisor Tony La Russa managed the A’s from 1986 to 1995.
A’s 2B Tony Kemp was 0 for 3, snapping a profession-finest 11-recreation hitting streak.
Both beginning pitchers appeared to endure accidents early on, however each stayed within the recreation. Lynn appeared to harm his leg within the first inning sprinting to cowl first on Vimael Machín’s grounder. Martínez was hit the following inning.
White Sox RHP Johnny Cueto (7-7, 2.87 ERA) is 2-0 with a 2.06 ERA in 5 profession begins in opposition to Oakland. A’s LHP Cole Irvin (7-11, 3.78 ERA) is 1-2 with a 7.45 ERA over his final 5 begins after going 5-3 with a 1.88 ERA in his earlier seven.