Davis hits second home run of season, A's beat Angels 4-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Back home from an 0-2 trip to Japan, the slugging Oakland Athletics got ''comfy.''

Reigning homer run champion Khris Davis went deep for the second time this season , Marcus Semien added a solo shot and the A's beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 on Thursday for their first win after a pair of losses to Seattle last week in Japan.

''It was important to us to get that first win out of the way and it feels good that we showed up today and got the job done,'' Davis said. ''I think guys are over the jet lag. I'm glad we could bounce back. ... Just a better rhythm. We're just kind of back in tune to what's going on over here. It was kind of a circus. I like the way we responded today. A little more comfy at home.''

Before the game, Davis stood behind the cage with Make-A-Wish Foundation friend Anthony Slocumb , who was wearing a Davis jersey signed by the boy that the slugger wore Aug. 20 against Texas when he hit homer No. 37 of his 48 last year.

Mike Trout singled and walked going 1 for 3 in his first game since signing a $426.5 million, 12-year contract, and manager Brad Ausmus lost his Angels debut after taking over for Mike Scioscia.

Stephen Piscotty added an RBI double as the A's backed Mike Fiers (1-1), who lost in Japan last week in his first opening-day start.

Fiers allowed one hit - not until Tommy La Stella's one-out double in the fifth - struck out two and walked three in six innings. Three relievers completed the three-hit shutout that breezed by in 2 hours, 18 minutes.

Trout drew a trainer and Ausmus out in the eighth after he made a hard slide into second and jarred his right leg. He said first hurt the same leg sliding into second after drawing a leadoff walk in the fourth.

''Then I put a pad on it and had a little bit of compression on my calf and my calf cramped up a little bit,'' Trout said. ''That's what scared me. But it's all good. Other than that I have a strawberry, that's it.''

Albert Pujols went 0 for 3 with a strikeout as he began his 19th season. Pujols has 633 homers and is back at 39 after season-ending left knee surgery in August and a right elbow procedure in September to remove bone spurs,

Angels starter Trevor Cahill (0-1) allowed four runs and six hits over six innings against his former A's club.

Chad Pinder followed Jurickson Profar's second-inning triple with a sacrifice fly to put his team ahead.

The Angels have won five straight series from the A's, who are coming off a 97-win season and returned to the playoffs last year for the first time since 2014.

TROUT'S MILESTONE

With his seventh start in center field on opening day, Trout became the first Angels player to do so at the position. Tim Salmon holds the franchise record for most starts at any spot with 11 consecutive starts in right field from 1993-2003.

ROBINSON REMEMBERED

Late Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who attended high school in Oakland, was remembered with a tribute on the big screen before the game.

STRATTON'S NEW TEAM

New Angels fifth starter Chris Stratton stayed in the Bay Area after being traded by the Giants late Tuesday, joining his new Los Angeles teammates for a dinner Wednesday night.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: LHP Andrew Heaney will see a doctor after feeling something in his elbow during a bullpen session earlier this week. Heaney, who had Tommy John surgery in 2016, had been experiencing discomfort in the elbow and missed a week earlier this month. ''I'm a little concerned,'' Ausmus said. ... DH/RHP Shohei Ohtani hit on the field for the first time Wednesday since Tommy John surgery Oct. 1.

Athletics: LHP Sean Manaea played catch on flat ground from 90 feet Monday and Wednesday and is scheduled to do so again Friday in his throwing progression as he works back from shoulder surgery. A 12-game winner before the September operation, Manaea pitched a no-hitter against Boston last April 21. He is expected to be out until around the All-Star break. ... New INF Kendrys Morales was available off the bench after arriving in time for first pitch following his trade from Toronto a day earlier. Morales is set to start at first base Friday. To clear roster room, INF Franklin Barreto was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

UP NEXT

Angels: RHP Matt Harvey makes his Angels debut after signing an $11 million, one-year contract in December.

Athletics: New RHP Marco Estrada (0-0, 5.40 ERA) pitches in front of the home fans for the first time after giving up two homers in his initial A's start, a no-decision during last Thursday's 12-inning loss to Seattle in Japan.

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  • W: M. Fiers (1-1)L: T. Cahill (0-1)
  • HR: OAK - K. Davis (2), M. Semien (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Trout CF30100101.333.500.333.8332.0
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A. Simmons SS30000101.000.250.000.2501.0
A. Pujols DH30000012.000.250.000.2500.5
Z. Cozart 3B40000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
T. La Stella 2B30100002.333.333.6671.0002.0
J. Lucroy C20000100.000.333.000.3331.0
P. Bourjos LF30000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    R. Grossman LF41200000.429.429.429.8575.0
    M. Chapman 3B30100101.250.400.583.9832.0
    S. Piscotty RF40110012.250.357.583.9402.5
    K. Davis DH41111014.231.286.692.9785.5
    J. Profar 1B41100003.214.214.429.6434.0
    C. Pinder 2B20010000.250.231.417.6471.0
    M. Semien SS31111010.455.538.7271.2665.5
    R. Laureano CF30000010.154.154.154.308-0.5
    J. Phegley C30000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. La Stella
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bour 2 (2), A. Pujols, T. La Stella 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Piscotty
      • 3B - J. Profar
      • HR - K. Davis (2), M. Semien
      • SF - C. Pinder
      • RBI - S. Piscotty (2), K. Davis (5), C. Pinder, M. Semien (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Davis, J. Profar 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Grossman
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Chapman-Profar; Chapman-Semien-Profar)
      • E - R. Laureano
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Cahill (L, 0-1)6.06441326.001.173.5
      C. Bedrosian1.00000000.000.003.0
      L. Bard1.01000100.001.002.5
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Cahill (L, 0-1)6.0
      C. Bedrosian1.0
      L. Bard1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Fiers (W, 1-1)6.01003205.001.1125.0
      L. Trivino1.00001100.000.672.5
      J. Soria1.02000004.502.501.0
      B. Treinen1.00000000.000.003.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Fiers (W, 1-1)6.0
      L. Trivino1.0
      J. Soria1.0
      B. Treinen1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Cahill 86-60, C. Bedrosian 7-6, L. Bard 10-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Cahill 4-11, C. Bedrosian 1-2
      • Batters Faced - T. Cahill 25, C. Bedrosian 3, L. Bard 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Fiers (3)
      • HBP - M. Fiers (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 83-50, L. Trivino 12-7, J. Soria 16-11, B. Treinen 7-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 5-9, B. Treinen 1-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 21, L. Trivino 4, J. Soria 5, B. Treinen 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      K. Calhoun RF30100100.333.500.333.8332.0
      M. Trout CF30100101.333.500.333.8332.0
      J. Bour 1B40000004.000.000.000.0000.0
      A. Simmons SS30000101.000.250.000.2501.0
      A. Pujols DH30000012.000.250.000.2500.5
      Z. Cozart 3B40000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
      T. La Stella 2B30100002.333.333.6671.0002.0
      J. Lucroy C20000100.000.333.000.3331.0
      P. Bourjos LF30000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
      Total2803004314-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        R. Grossman LF41200000.429.429.429.8575.0
        M. Chapman 3B30100101.250.400.583.9832.0
        S. Piscotty RF40110012.250.357.583.9402.5
        K. Davis DH41111014.231.286.692.9785.5
        J. Profar 1B41100003.214.214.429.6434.0
        C. Pinder 2B20010000.250.231.417.6471.0
        M. Semien SS31111010.455.538.7271.2665.5
        R. Laureano CF30000010.154.154.154.308-0.5
        J. Phegley C30000000.000.000.000.0000.0
        Total3047421410-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - T. La Stella
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bour 2 (2), A. Pujols, T. La Stella 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - S. Piscotty
          • 3B - J. Profar
          • HR - K. Davis (2), M. Semien
          • SF - C. Pinder
          • RBI - S. Piscotty (2), K. Davis (5), C. Pinder, M. Semien (3)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Davis, J. Profar 3 (3)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - R. Grossman
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Chapman-Profar; Chapman-Semien-Profar)
          • E - R. Laureano
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Cahill (L, 0-1)6.06441326.001.173.5
          C. Bedrosian1.00000000.000.003.0
          L. Bard1.01000100.001.002.5
          Total8.0744142---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Cahill (L, 0-1)6.0
          C. Bedrosian1.0
          L. Bard1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Fiers (W, 1-1)6.01003205.001.1125.0
          L. Trivino1.00001100.000.672.5
          J. Soria1.02000004.502.501.0
          B. Treinen1.00000000.000.003.0
          Total9.0300430---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Fiers (W, 1-1)6.0
          L. Trivino1.0
          J. Soria1.0
          B. Treinen1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Cahill 86-60, C. Bedrosian 7-6, L. Bard 10-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Cahill 4-11, C. Bedrosian 1-2
          • Batters Faced - T. Cahill 25, C. Bedrosian 3, L. Bard 4
          PITCHING
          • WP - M. Fiers (3)
          • HBP - M. Fiers (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fiers 83-50, L. Trivino 12-7, J. Soria 16-11, B. Treinen 7-4
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fiers 5-9, B. Treinen 1-2
          • Batters Faced - M. Fiers 21, L. Trivino 4, J. Soria 5, B. Treinen 3
          • 6TH INNING
            Davis homered to left04
          • 4TH INNING
            Semien homered to center03
          • 3RD INNING
            Piscotty doubled to left center, Grossman scored, Chapman to third02
          • 2ND INNING
            Pinder hit sacrifice fly to center, Profar scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Blake Treinen relieved Joakim Soria
            • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Simmons flied out to center
            • A. Pujols: Pujols lined out to shortstop
            • Z. Cozart: Ball, Cozart grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Joakim Soria relieved Lou Trivino
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Lucroy flied out to center
            • P. Bourjos: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bourjos flied out to center
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun singled to shallow right center
            • M. Trout: Ball, Foul, Trout singled to center, Calhoun to third, Trout to second on center fielder Laureano fielding error
            • J. Bour: Bour flied out to shallow left
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • Luke Bard relieved Cam Bedrosian
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Chapman singled to right center
            • S. Piscotty: Piscotty flied out to right
            • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • J. Profar: Pickoff attempt, Profar popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Lou Trivino relieved Mike Fiers
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Simmons walked
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pujols struck out swinging
            • Z. Cozart: Cozart fouled out to first
            • T. La Stella: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, La Stella fouled out to third
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Cam Bedrosian relieved Trevor Cahill
            • R. Laureano: Laureano flied out to deep center
            • J. Phegley: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Phegley flied out to right
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Grossman grounded out to second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Calhoun walked
            • M. Trout: Foul, Trout popped out to second
            • J. Bour: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Bour grounded out to shortstop, Calhoun out at second
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • K. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Davis homered to left
            • J. Profar: Profar lined out to right
            • C. Pinder: Ball, Pinder popped out to second
            • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Semien grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Cozart struck out looking
            • T. La Stella: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, La Stella doubled to deep center
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lucroy walked
            • P. Bourjos: Bourjos grounded out to third, La Stella out at third
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Grossman flied out to center
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Chapman lined out to third
            • S. Piscotty: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Trout walked
            • J. Bour: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Bour grounded out to second, Trout to second
            • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Simmons flied out to deep left, Trout to third
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Pujols flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • C. Pinder: Ball, Pinder lined out to left
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Semien homered to center
            • R. Laureano: Laureano lined out to center
            • J. Phegley: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Phegley grounded out to third
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lucroy lined out to third
            • P. Bourjos: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bourjos struck out swinging
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Calhoun flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Phegley fouled out to first
            • R. Grossman: Strike swinging, Grossman singled to left
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Grossman stole second, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chapman walked
            • S. Piscotty: Piscotty doubled to left center, Grossman scored, Chapman to third
            • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Davis reached on fielder's choice to third, Chapman out at home
            • J. Profar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Profar flied out to left
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Simmons grounded out to third
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pujols hit by pitch
            • Z. Cozart: Ball, Cozart popped out to shortstop
            • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pujols to second on wild pitch, Ball, La Stella fouled out to left
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • J. Profar: Ball, Foul, Profar tripled to deep right center
            • C. Pinder: Pinder hit sacrifice fly to center, Profar scored
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
            • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Laureano struck out looking
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Fiers Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Calhoun flied out to deep right
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Trout flied out to deep center
            • J. Bour: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bour grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Grossman singled to center
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Chapman flied out to right
            • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Piscotty reached on fielder's choice to third, Grossman out at second
            • K. Davis: Strike looking, Davis flied out to center
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)