Mengden goes 8 crisp innings in A's 8-1 win over White Sox

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) After more than two years of trying, Oakland pitcher Daniel Mengden finally got his first career win at the Coliseum.

The Athletics also have a first this season - back-to-back victories.

Mengden carried a shutout into the ninth inning in his best start of the season and the A's beat the Chicago White Sox 8-1 before another sparse crowd at the Coliseum on Monday night.

''I was just trying to stay warm against the cold and just stay with the routine and pound the zone,'' Mengden said. ''The first time through we attacked a lot with the fastball. Second time through we said we were going to go backwards and throw them off a little bit and it ended up working really well.''

Matt Olson homered, Jed Lowrie drove in three runs and Stephen Piscotty had two hits and an RBI for the A's.

Chicago committed four errors in its first game since it won in Minnesota on Thursday. The final three games of that series were postponed by snow.

''Today was not one of our better days, obviously,'' said White Sox manager Rick Renteria, whose club has dropped seven of eight. ''We had a lot of things going on that were not common to our club. It requires a ton of focus to play a major league baseball game and we didn't do that today.''

Mengden (2-2) had allowed three earned runs or more in each of his first three starts but was dominant against Chicago. The right-hander struck out six, walked one and retired 18 of 20 before leaving after giving up Jose Abreu's leadoff home run in the ninth. That was just Chicago's sixth hit.

Mengden was 0-10 in 13 career starts at the Coliseum and had lost both of his outings at home this season before handcuffing the White Sox.

''A lot similar to what we saw at the end of last year,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said. ''Using all his pitches, pitching up, pitching down, was really good, and it shouldn't be a surprise to us now because we saw it a couple times last year.''

Olson homered on starter Reynaldo Lopez's first pitch of the fourth. That ended a career-high tying 0-for-12 slump for the A's first baseman.

Lowrie had an RBI groundout in the seventh and a two-run single in the eighth.

The A's also made a pair of defensive gems.

Center fielder Mark Canha made a diving catch on Abreu's sinking liner to end the third. An inning earlier, the A's turned a 5-3-6 double play.

The game was played before an announced crowd of 7,479, the second smallest of the season at the Coliseum. It was the fourth time this year the A's have attracted fewer than 10,000, although it didn't help that the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors were playing Game 2 of their Western Conference playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs at the same time next door at Oracle Arena.

Tuesday's game should attract a much larger crowd because tickets are free. Vouchers were previously given out online, and no walkups are available.

Lopez (0-2) yielded four hits and two runs over six innings.

END OF THE LINE

Mengden was mostly pleased with his night and said the pitch to Abreu that ended his night wasn't as bad as it looked.

''We wanted to go heater in and it was kind of middle in and middle up,'' Mengden said. ''A good hitter like him is going to hit a pitch like that.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: C Welington Castillo was back behind the plate after sitting out two games with right knee soreness. ... Kevan Smith began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte.

Athletics: OF Chad Pinder was reinstated from the disabled list. ... 2B Franklin Barreto was optioned to Triple-A Nashville.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (0-2, 8.68 ERA) starts Tuesday night seeking his first win in seven career starts against Oakland.

Athletics: RHP Trevor Cahill (0-0, 0.00 ERA) is expected to be called up from Triple-A Nashville to make his season debut. Cahill spent his first three major league seasons in Oakland from 2009-11.

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  • W: D. Mengden (2-2)L: R. Lopez (0-2)
  • HR: CHW - J. Abreu (4), OAK - M. Olson (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
Y. Moncada 2B30100021.192.300.308.6082.0
A. Garcia RF40000003.232.254.339.5940.0
J. Abreu 1B41111012.250.328.519.8475.5
M. Davidson DH30000120.195.365.585.9510.0
N. Delmonico LF30000002.257.381.371.7520.0
L. Garcia LF10000000.263.364.316.6790.0
W. Castillo C30100010.226.273.484.7570.5
a- O. Narvaez PH10000010.176.300.294.594-0.5
Y. Sanchez 3B30100001.293.340.488.8281.0
T. Anderson SS30000001.250.308.458.7660.0
A. Engel CF30200010.188.308.219.5261.5
  • a-struck out for Castillo in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Joyce LF32100112.229.387.417.8044.5
M. Semien SS41100112.260.321.370.6912.5
J. Lowrie 2B40130113.343.403.557.9604.5
K. Davis DH40110104.258.333.545.8794.0
M. Olson 1B41111033.242.319.387.7064.5
M. Chapman 3B31000120.317.394.6191.0131.0
M. Canha CF30100110.267.313.467.7791.5
S. Piscotty RF41210011.276.328.362.6904.5
J. Lucroy C32000114.239.327.304.6312.5
    BATTING
    • HR - J. Abreu (4)
    • SH - Y. Moncada
    • RBI - J. Abreu (7)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Joyce (3), K. Davis (4), S. Piscotty (2)
    • HR - M. Olson (3)
    • SH - M. Joyce
    • RBI - J. Lowrie 3 (17), K. Davis (13), M. Olson (6), S. Piscotty (8)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Lowrie 2 (8), K. Davis (10)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - Y. Moncada
    FIELDING
    • E - J. Abreu (2), T. Anderson (3), A. Engel (2), L. Garcia
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Lopez (L, 0-2)6.042241011.421.0011.0
    L. Avilan0.01311004.151.85-3.0
    D. Farquhar1.00000102.570.433.5
    C. Volstad0.123310020.253.75-6.0
    A. Bummer0.21001001.931.93-2.0
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Lopez (L, 0-2)6.0
    L. Avilan0.0
    D. Farquhar1.0
    C. Volstad0.1
    A. Bummer0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Mengden (W, 2-2)8.06111614.501.1729.0
    Y. Petit1.00000203.001.084.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Mengden (W, 2-2)8.0
    Y. Petit1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - A. Bummer (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 106-62, L. Avilan 16-9, D. Farquhar 6-5, C. Volstad 18-11, A. Bummer 22-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 3-5, L. Avilan 2-0, D. Farquhar 1-0, C. Volstad 1-0, A. Bummer 1-1
    • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 26, L. Avilan 4, D. Farquhar 2, C. Volstad 4, A. Bummer 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Mengden 106-70, Y. Petit 13-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Mengden 10-7, Y. Petit 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Mengden 30, Y. Petit 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    Y. Moncada 2B30100021.192.300.308.6082.0
    A. Garcia RF40000003.232.254.339.5940.0
    J. Abreu 1B41111012.250.328.519.8475.5
    M. Davidson DH30000120.195.365.585.9510.0
    N. Delmonico LF30000002.257.381.371.7520.0
    L. Garcia LF10000000.263.364.316.6790.0
    W. Castillo C30100010.226.273.484.7570.5
    a- O. Narvaez PH10000010.176.300.294.594-0.5
    Y. Sanchez 3B30100001.293.340.488.8281.0
    T. Anderson SS30000001.250.308.458.7660.0
    A. Engel CF30200010.188.308.219.5261.5
    Total3116111810-----
    • a-struck out for Castillo in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Joyce LF32100112.229.387.417.8044.5
    M. Semien SS41100112.260.321.370.6912.5
    J. Lowrie 2B40130113.343.403.557.9604.5
    K. Davis DH40110104.258.333.545.8794.0
    M. Olson 1B41111033.242.319.387.7064.5
    M. Chapman 3B31000120.317.394.6191.0131.0
    M. Canha CF30100110.267.313.467.7791.5
    S. Piscotty RF41210011.276.328.362.6904.5
    J. Lucroy C32000114.239.327.304.6312.5
    Total32886171119-----
      BATTING
      • HR - J. Abreu (4)
      • SH - Y. Moncada
      • RBI - J. Abreu (7)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Joyce (3), K. Davis (4), S. Piscotty (2)
      • HR - M. Olson (3)
      • SH - M. Joyce
      • RBI - J. Lowrie 3 (17), K. Davis (13), M. Olson (6), S. Piscotty (8)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Lowrie 2 (8), K. Davis (10)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - Y. Moncada
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Abreu (2), T. Anderson (3), A. Engel (2), L. Garcia
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Lopez (L, 0-2)6.042241011.421.0011.0
      L. Avilan0.01311004.151.85-3.0
      D. Farquhar1.00000102.570.433.5
      C. Volstad0.123310020.253.75-6.0
      A. Bummer0.21001001.931.93-2.0
      Total8.08867111---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Lopez (L, 0-2)6.0
      L. Avilan0.0
      D. Farquhar1.0
      C. Volstad0.1
      A. Bummer0.2
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Mengden (W, 2-2)8.06111614.501.1729.0
      Y. Petit1.00000203.001.084.0
      Total9.0611181---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Mengden (W, 2-2)8.0
      Y. Petit1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Bummer (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 106-62, L. Avilan 16-9, D. Farquhar 6-5, C. Volstad 18-11, A. Bummer 22-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 3-5, L. Avilan 2-0, D. Farquhar 1-0, C. Volstad 1-0, A. Bummer 1-1
      • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 26, L. Avilan 4, D. Farquhar 2, C. Volstad 4, A. Bummer 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Mengden 106-70, Y. Petit 13-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Mengden 10-7, Y. Petit 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Mengden 30, Y. Petit 3
      • 9TH INNING
        Abreu homered to center18
      • 8TH INNING
        Lowrie singled to center, Piscotty and Lucroy scored, Semien to second08
        Piscotty singled to shallow center, Chapman scored, Canha to third06
      • 7TH INNING
        Davis grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Semien scored, Lowrie out at second05
        Lowrie safe at first on left fielder Garcia fielding error, Lucroy and Joyce scored, Semien to third04
      • 5TH INNING
        Davis doubled to deep center, Joyce scored02
      • 4TH INNING
        Olson homered to right01
      • 9TH INNING
        • D. Mengden Pitching:
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Abreu homered to center
        • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Daniel Mengden
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Garcia grounded out to first
        • Omar Narvaez hit for Welington Castillo
        • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Narvaez struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • D. Mengden Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Anderson grounded out to third
        • A. Engel: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Engel singled to left
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
        • A. Garcia: Garcia flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Chris Volstad relieved Danny Farquhar
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Chapman walked
        • M. Canha: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Canha singled to shallow center, Chapman to third, Canha to second on center fielder Engel fielding error
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Piscotty singled to shallow center, Chapman scored, Canha to third
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Canha out at home, Piscotty to second
        • Aaron Bummer relieved Chris Volstad
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Joyce flied out to shallow left
        • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Semien walked, Piscotty to third, Lucroy to second
        • J. Lowrie: Foul, Lowrie singled to center, Piscotty and Lucroy scored, Semien to second
        • K. Davis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Semien to third, Lowrie to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Foul, Davis grounded out to third
        • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 7TH INNING
        • D. Mengden Pitching:
        • N. Delmonico: Ball, Delmonico lined out to right
        • W. Castillo: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Castillo grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez flied out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Leury Garcia in left
        • Luis Avilan relieved Reynaldo Lopez
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lucroy walked
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Joyce hit sacrifice bunt to second, Lucroy to second on 1st baseman Abreu fielding error
        • M. Semien: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Semien singled to right, Lucroy to third, Joyce to second
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Ball, Foul, Lowrie safe at first on left fielder Garcia fielding error, Lucroy and Joyce scored, Semien to third
        • Danny Farquhar relieved Luis Avilan
        • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Davis grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Semien scored, Lowrie out at second
        • M. Olson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. Mengden Pitching:
        • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Garcia flied out to center
        • J. Abreu: Abreu grounded out to third
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Davidson flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
        • M. Canha: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Canha struck out swinging
        • S. Piscotty: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Mengden Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Anderson grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Engel: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Joyce walked
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Semien struck out looking
        • J. Lowrie: Lowrie grounded out to second, Joyce to second
        • K. Davis: Davis doubled to deep center, Joyce scored
        • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Mengden Pitching:
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
        • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Ball, Delmonico grounded out to second
        • W. Castillo: Castillo reached on an infield single to third
        • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Sanchez grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Castillo out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • M. Olson: Olson homered to right
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Canha walked
        • S. Piscotty: Foul, Foul, Ball, Piscotty lined out to third
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Lucroy struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Mengden Pitching:
        • A. Engel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Engel reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Moncada hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Engel to second
        • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Garcia grounded out to shortstop, Engel to third
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Abreu lined out to center
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • M. Joyce: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Joyce struck out swinging
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Semien grounded out to second
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lowrie walked
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Davis flied out to shallow right
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Mengden Pitching:
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Castillo struck out looking
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sanchez singled to left
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Anderson grounded out to third, Sanchez to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chapman popped out to first
        • M. Canha: Canha flied out to right
        • S. Piscotty: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Piscotty doubled to left center
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lucroy grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Mengden Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Moncada singled to right
        • A. Garcia: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Moncada stole second, Garcia grounded out to second, Moncada to third
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davidson walked
        • N. Delmonico: Delmonico popped out to catcher
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Joyce doubled to deep right center
        • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Foul, Semien popped out to shortstop
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lowrie struck out swinging
        • K. Davis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Davis walked
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)