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Lowrie hits 3-run homer; A's rout White Sox 16-6


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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jed Lowrie hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in a nine-run first inning off Jose Quintana and Sam Fuld added a two-run triple, starting the Oakland Athletics to a 16-6 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.

Quintana faced nine batters and didn't get any outs, allowing nine runs, seven hits and two walks.

Oakland starter Jesse Chavez improved to 4-0, giving up two runs and six hits in 4 2-3 innings. A's manager Bob Melvin indicated before the game that Chavez and Tommy Milone will be part of the team's starting rotation.

''Watching those guys run around the bases was awesome,'' said Chavez, who didn't see himself as a potential starter as he entered training camp. ''I just came in prepared to battle for a job. That's all. It gives me more confidence that they have confidence that I can do it. I'm going to try and ride that wave of their confidence in me.''

Coco Crisp went 3 for 3, raising his average to .357. Nick Punto (2 for 4) is hitting .389 and Jake Elmore (2 for 4) is at .333.

Jordan Danks hit a two-run homer and a solo shot for Chicago.

''He's been swinging it great.'' manager Robin Ventura said of Danks. ''He's probably been the most improved as far as understanding his swing and knowing what he wants to do when he gets up there.''

Conor Gillaspie and Tyler Flowers hit solo homers.

Chicago reliever Ronald Belisario gave up three runs in one inning, raising his ERA to 10.13.

STARTING TIME

Quintana, a consistent starter for the Sox the past two years, said he has no arm problems and that he's not worried. White Sox pitchers threw 59 pitches in the first inning.

''I'll be fine when the season starts,'' he said.

Asked his level of concern, Ventura said ''you think about it, definitely, because it's a couple of times now.''

`His cutter wasn't as sharp as it's been in the past,'' Ventura said. ''That could be from getting on top and not having as much slide across the plate.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Oakland's Daric Barton, who missed a week with a hamstring injury, went 2 for 5. Since returning from the injury, he's gone 3-for-9 with three walks in three games.

A's pitcher Ryan Cook, who is coming back from a shoulder problem, is scheduled to pitch in a simulated game at Oakland's minor league complex on Thursday.

 
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Players of the Game
Oakland

M. Taylor
AB 5
R 2
H 2
HR 0
RBI 3
Chicago

J. Danks
AB 2
R 2
H 2
HR 2
RBI 3
 

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Oakland Athletics
Coco Crisp , CF3231100.357.538.500
Nick Punto , 3B4120013.389.450.444
Jed Lowrie , SS3213102.314.359.629
Derek Norris , C2210202.407.467.741
  Chris Gimenez , C2010010.174.269.217
Alberto Callaspo , 2B1201301.294.368.324
Michael Taylor , RF5223026.313.389.646
Daric Barton , 1B5121002.389.577.556
  Ryan Ortiz , C-DH1010000.500.500.500
Jake Elmore , 2B4122011.333.429.389
  Hiroyuki Nakajima , SS-3B2121000.667.667.667
Sam Fuld , LF4112012.279.340.512
Dusty Coleman , SS2000021.000.250.000
Conner Crumbliss , CF2011010.200.200.400
Tyler Ladendorf , 2B2000001.000.000.000
Nate Freiman , 1B2000010.206.317.324
Jake Goebbert , LF2000023.067.176.133
Alden Carrithers , RF1110000.333.286.333
Totals4716201571224  
BATTING
2B - C Crisp (4); D Norris (3); M Taylor (5); D Barton (3); C Crumbliss (1)
3B - M Taylor (1); S Fuld (3)
HR - J Lowrie (2)
RBI - C Crisp (5); J Lowrie 3 (12); A Callaspo (3); M Taylor 3 (9); D Barton (3); J Elmore 2 (4); H Nakajima (1); S Fuld 2 (4); C Crumbliss (1)
Oakland Athletics
Jesse Chavez (W,4-0) 4.26222221.04
Dan Otero 2.11110113.60
Evan Scribner 1.00000103.12
Nolan Sanburn 1.033301116.20
Chicago White Sox
Adam Eaton , LF2000101.323.432.484
  Jordan Danks , CF2223000.361.410.750
Alejandro De Aza , CF3020000.375.394.438
  Blake Tekotte , CF-LF2000000.176.222.353
Avisail Garcia , RF3010011.268.286.415
  Josh Richmond , RF1000010.333.3331.000
Adam Dunn , DH3000013.194.242.226
Conor Gillaspie , 3B3111000.273.314.606
Paul Konerko , 1B2000100.259.310.296
  Matt Davidson , 3B-DH1110000.258.303.484
Alexei Ramirez , SS3000001.293.293.366
Tyler Flowers , C2111000.250.300.500
Marcus Semien , SS3010010.370.452.481
Josh Phegley , C2110000.261.261.565
Andy Wilkins , 1B1000000.467.600.667
Alex Liddi , 3B1000000.250.250.625
Leury Garcia , SS1000011.227.320.227
Micah Johnson , 2B1001001.350.409.350
Totals366106258  
BATTING
2B - A De Aza (2); J Phegley (4)
HR - J Danks 2 (4); C Gillaspie (3); T Flowers (2)
RBI - J Danks 3 (9); C Gillaspie (5); T Flowers (4); M Johnson (3)
Chicago White Sox
Jose Quintana (L,0-2) 0.079920130.00
Deunte Heath 2.02003304.76
Ronald Belisario 1.033311010.13
Scott Downs 1.02211009.00
Maikel Cleto 2.00000200.00
Cody Winiarski 2.03110403.86
Zach Putnam 1.03110202.25