Gray goes 7 innings, Athletics rally to beat White Sox 5-3

CHICAGO (AP) The way they have struggled on the road, the Oakland Athletics sure were glad to sweep a three-game series - even if they did it against a rebuilding team.

Sonny Gray pitched four-hit ball over seven innings , Adam Rosales and Matt Joyce hit back-to-back homers in the ninth, and the Athletics rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 on Sunday.

''It's no secret we struggle on the road,'' Gray said. ''Guys in the clubhouse are aware. We're smarter than a lot of people think sometimes. We know what's going on.''

The Athletics improved to 12-25 away from home after outscoring Chicago 18-5 in a three-game sweep. But the schedule takes another tough turn when the Athletics open a three-game series Tuesday at AL West leader Houston - the same team that just swept four in Oakland.

Gray (3-3) picked up his first win since May 24. Chicago native Rosales and Joyce broke it open with their drives against David Robertson and Chris Beck to start the ninth, and Oakland completed the three-game sweep after getting dominated by Derek Holland.

The White Sox were rolling along with a 2-0 lead after Adam Engel hit his first career homer and Jose Abreu doubled and scored.

But things started to turn in the seventh.

Yonder Alonso chased Holland with a leadoff single, and the bullpen couldn't hold the lead.

''Those guys have picked me up before,'' Holland said.

Not this time, though.

Alonso scored on a two-out double by pinch hitter Jed Lowrie against Dan Jennings.

Oakland grabbed a 3-2 lead in the eighth on RBI singles by Khris Davis and Alonso against Tommy Kahnle (0-2) and Robertson.

''We were basically stagnant for a good portion of the game today and not even getting good at bats, let alone opportunities,'' manager Bob Melvin said. ''And then all of a sudden the good at-bats came, kept fighting back, got ourselves in a position, and it seems like from the sixth inning on the at-bats were completely different than the first half of the game.''

Gray struck out seven and walked one after going 0-2 in his previous five starts.

Santiago Casilla gave up a leadoff homer to Melky Cabrera in the ninth but earned his 13th save in 16 chances.

Holland held Oakland to one run and four hits and exited to loud cheers with a 2-0 lead. Manager Rick Renteria stayed in this one after back-to-back ejections, but the White Sox lost for the sixth time in seven games. They also fell a season-high 10 games below .500 at 32-42.

''Our bullpen has done a great job,'' Renteria said. ''It really had.''

BREWERS CLAIM VOGT

The Milwaukee Brewers claimed catcher Stephen Vogt off waivers from Oakland on Sunday. The Athletics designated the two-time All-Star for assignment on Thursday.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: SS Marcus Semien, on the DL since April 16 (right wrist fracture and surgery) homered and had three hits Saturday in his second rehab game with High-A Stockton. ''We want to make sure we don't overwork the wrist,'' Melvin said. ... Melvin said 3B Matt Chapman, on the 10-day DL with bacterial skin infection on his left knee, was being released from the hospital on Sunday. ... Lowrie was out of the lineup for the second straight game because of a minor knee injury. He said he's not sure if he'll see a doctor.

White Sox: LHP Carlos Rodon has rejoined the Chicago White Sox and is ready to make his first start of the season after being sidelined because of bursitis in his left biceps. Manager Rick Renteria says a return date is not set, though Rodon will start on the current homestand. He threw 4 1/3 innings for Triple-A Charlotte on Friday. ... Beck left with a bruised left hamstring after getting hit by Davis' comebacker and is day to day.

UP NEXT

Athletics: Oakland sends LHP Sean Manaea (6-4, 4.05 ERA) to the mound against Houston on Tuesday, while RHP Mike Fiers (5-2, 3.81) goes for the Astros.

White Sox: Chicago opens a four-game series against the Yankees, with RHP David Holmberg (1-1, 2.84) starting for the White Sox and LHP Jordan Montgomery (5-4, 3.74) pitching for the Yankees.

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OAK34-42
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CHW32-42
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  • W: S. Gray (3-3)L: T. Kahnle (0-2)S: S. Casilla (13)
  • HR: OAK - A. Rosales (4), M. Joyce (10), CHW - M. Cabrera (8), A. Engel (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Davis LF-CF40100112.216.270.327.5961.5
F. Barreto 2B51200021.400.400.7001.1002.0
R. Healy 3B51200004.273.303.509.8113.0
K. Davis DH40210113.251.329.502.8313.5
Y. Alonso 1B51210016.292.386.588.9743.5
J. Phegley C20000001.210.239.362.6000.0
a- B. Maxwell PH-C20000003.333.405.364.7690.0
M. Olson RF30000131.174.387.478.865-0.5
A. Rosales SS41111002.235.268.355.6236.0
J. Brugman CF20000010.236.338.291.629-0.5
b- J. Lowrie PH10110000.283.355.476.8313.0
M. Joyce PR-LF11111000.231.335.433.7676.0
  • a-grounded out for Phegley in the 7th
  • b-doubled for Brugman in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Hanson 2B30200010.250.284.345.6292.5
a- K. Smith PH-C10000010.255.264.353.617-0.5
M. Cabrera LF41111012.278.327.398.7255.5
J. Abreu 1B41100011.291.343.497.8392.5
A. Garcia RF40000002.331.372.532.9040.0
T. Frazier DH30100110.211.317.417.7341.5
M. Davidson 3B40000012.260.302.553.855-0.5
T. Anderson SS30000010.250.276.366.642-0.5
O. Narvaez C20000000.239.338.265.6040.0
b- Y. Sanchez PH-2B10000010.278.329.405.734-0.5
A. Engel CF31111010.308.341.436.7775.5
  • a-struck out for Hanson in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Narvaez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Lowrie (24)
  • HR - A. Rosales (4), M. Joyce (10)
  • RBI - K. Davis (49), Y. Alonso (38), A. Rosales (23), J. Lowrie (26), M. Joyce (31)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Lowrie (10)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Hanson, J. Abreu (17)
  • HR - M. Cabrera (8), A. Engel
  • RBI - M. Cabrera (42), A. Engel (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Engel (2)
FIELDING
  • PB - J. Phegley 2 (7)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Davidson (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Gray (W, 3-3)7.04211714.451.3528.5
S. Doolittle (H, 7)1.00000201.980.514.0
S. Casilla (S, 13)1.02110014.281.327.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Gray (W, 3-3)7.0
S. Doolittle (H, 7)1.0
S. Casilla (S, 13)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Holland6.04112604.261.4917.0
J. Petricka (H, 1)0.10000005.591.550.0
D. Jennings (H, 5)0.11001004.401.37-2.0
T. Kahnle (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.12210101.470.82-7.5
D. Robertson1.02110113.290.950.5
C. Beck0.23110013.141.19-4.0
G. Infante0.10000104.791.650.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Holland6.0
J. Petricka (H, 1)0.1
D. Jennings (H, 5)0.1
T. Kahnle (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.1
D. Robertson1.0
C. Beck0.2
G. Infante0.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gray 101-64, S. Doolittle 9-8, S. Casilla 19-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 11-2, S. Casilla 1-2
  • Batters Faced - S. Gray 25, S. Doolittle 3, S. Casilla 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 112-68, J. Petricka 5-3, D. Jennings 14-7, T. Kahnle 15-11, D. Robertson 12-8, C. Beck 18-13, G. Infante 8-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 2-9, J. Petricka 1-0, D. Jennings 1-0, T. Kahnle 1-0, D. Robertson 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Holland 23, J. Petricka, D. Jennings 3, T. Kahnle 4, D. Robertson 4, C. Beck 5, G. Infante
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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OAK34-42
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CHW32-42
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Davis LF-CF40100112.216.270.327.5961.5
F. Barreto 2B51200021.400.400.7001.1002.0
R. Healy 3B51200004.273.303.509.8113.0
K. Davis DH40210113.251.329.502.8313.5
Y. Alonso 1B51210016.292.386.588.9743.5
J. Phegley C20000001.210.239.362.6000.0
a- B. Maxwell PH-C20000003.333.405.364.7690.0
M. Olson RF30000131.174.387.478.865-0.5
A. Rosales SS41111002.235.268.355.6236.0
J. Brugman CF20000010.236.338.291.629-0.5
b- J. Lowrie PH10110000.283.355.476.8313.0
M. Joyce PR-LF11111000.231.335.433.7676.0
Total38512523923-----
HITTERSAB
R. Davis LF-CF4
F. Barreto 2B5
R. Healy 3B5
K. Davis DH4
Y. Alonso 1B5
J. Phegley C2
a- B. Maxwell PH-C2
M. Olson RF3
A. Rosales SS4
J. Brugman CF2
b- J. Lowrie PH1
M. Joyce PR-LF1
Total38
  • a-grounded out for Phegley in the 7th
  • b-doubled for Brugman in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Hanson 2B30200010.250.284.345.6292.5
a- K. Smith PH-C10000010.255.264.353.617-0.5
M. Cabrera LF41111012.278.327.398.7255.5
J. Abreu 1B41100011.291.343.497.8392.5
A. Garcia RF40000002.331.372.532.9040.0
T. Frazier DH30100110.211.317.417.7341.5
M. Davidson 3B40000012.260.302.553.855-0.5
T. Anderson SS30000010.250.276.366.642-0.5
O. Narvaez C20000000.239.338.265.6040.0
b- Y. Sanchez PH-2B10000010.278.329.405.734-0.5
A. Engel CF31111010.308.341.436.7775.5
Total323622197-----
HITTERSAB
A. Hanson 2B3
a- K. Smith PH-C1
M. Cabrera LF4
J. Abreu 1B4
A. Garcia RF4
T. Frazier DH3
M. Davidson 3B4
T. Anderson SS3
O. Narvaez C2
b- Y. Sanchez PH-2B1
A. Engel CF3
Total32
  • a-struck out for Hanson in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Narvaez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Lowrie (24)
  • HR - A. Rosales (4), M. Joyce (10)
  • RBI - K. Davis (49), Y. Alonso (38), A. Rosales (23), J. Lowrie (26), M. Joyce (31)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Lowrie (10)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Hanson, J. Abreu (17)
  • HR - M. Cabrera (8), A. Engel
  • RBI - M. Cabrera (42), A. Engel (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Engel (2)
FIELDING
  • PB - J. Phegley 2 (7)
FIELDING
  • E - M. Davidson (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Gray (W, 3-3)7.04211714.451.3528.5
S. Doolittle (H, 7)1.00000201.980.514.0
S. Casilla (S, 13)1.02110014.281.327.0
Total9.0632192---
PITCHERSIP
S. Gray (W, 3-3)7.0
S. Doolittle (H, 7)1.0
S. Casilla (S, 13)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Holland6.04112604.261.4917.0
J. Petricka (H, 1)0.10000005.591.550.0
D. Jennings (H, 5)0.11001004.401.37-2.0
T. Kahnle (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.12210101.470.82-7.5
D. Robertson1.02110113.290.950.5
C. Beck0.23110013.141.19-4.0
G. Infante0.10000104.791.650.5
Total9.01254392---
PITCHERSIP
D. Holland6.0
J. Petricka (H, 1)0.1
D. Jennings (H, 5)0.1
T. Kahnle (L, 0-2) (BS, 1)0.1
D. Robertson1.0
C. Beck0.2
G. Infante0.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gray 101-64, S. Doolittle 9-8, S. Casilla 19-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 11-2, S. Casilla 1-2
  • Batters Faced - S. Gray 25, S. Doolittle 3, S. Casilla 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 112-68, J. Petricka 5-3, D. Jennings 14-7, T. Kahnle 15-11, D. Robertson 12-8, C. Beck 18-13, G. Infante 8-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 2-9, J. Petricka 1-0, D. Jennings 1-0, T. Kahnle 1-0, D. Robertson 1-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Holland 23, J. Petricka, D. Jennings 3, T. Kahnle 4, D. Robertson 4, C. Beck 5, G. Infante
  • 9TH INNING
    Cabrera homered to right53
    Joyce homered to right52
    Rosales homered to left center42
  • 8TH INNING
    Alonso singled to deep left, Healy scored, Davis to second32
    Davis singled to left, Barreto scored, Healy to second22
  • 7TH INNING
    Lowrie doubled to deep right, Alonso scored, Rosales to third12
  • 4TH INNING
    Abreu scored on passed ball02
  • 3RD INNING
    Engel homered to left01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kevan Smith catching
    • Yolmer Sanchez at second
    • A. Rosales: Ball, Strike swinging, Rosales homered to left center
    • Chris Beck relieved David Robertson
    • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Joyce homered to right
    • R. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Davis popped out to second
    • F. Barreto: Strike looking, Barreto flied out to deep center
    • R. Healy: Strike looking, Foul, Healy singled to center
    • K. Davis: Ball, Foul, Davis reached on an infield single to pitcher, Healy to second
    • Gregory Infante relieved Chris Beck
    • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Santiago Casilla relieved Sean Doolittle
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike looking, Cabrera homered to right
    • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Abreu grounded out to third
    • A. Garcia: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Garcia flied out to left
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Frazier singled to center
    • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Davidson popped out to second
    • End of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • T. Kahnle Pitching:
    • F. Barreto: Barreto singled to left
    • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Healy safe at first on Davidson fielding error, Barreto to second
    • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Davis singled to left, Barreto scored, Healy to second
    • David Robertson relieved Tommy Kahnle
    • Y. Alonso: Alonso singled to deep left, Healy scored, Davis to second
    • B. Maxwell: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Maxwell grounded into double play shortstop to first, Davis to third, Alonso out at second
    • M. Olson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Sean Doolittle relieved Sonny Gray
    • Yolmer Sanchez hit for Omar Narvaez
    • Y. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Sanchez struck out on foul tip
    • A. Engel: Ball, Engel flied out to center
    • Kevan Smith hit for Alen Hanson
    • K. Smith: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Alonso singled to right
    • Jake Petricka relieved Derek Holland
    • Bruce Maxwell hit for Josh Phegley
    • B. Maxwell: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Maxwell grounded out to pitcher, Alonso to second
    • Dan Jennings relieved Jake Petricka
    • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Olson walked
    • A. Rosales: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Rosales reached on fielder's choice to second, Alonso to third, Olson out at second
    • Jed Lowrie hit for Jaycob Brugman
    • J. Lowrie: Ball, Foul, Lowrie doubled to deep right, Alonso scored, Rosales to third
    • Tommy Kahnle relieved Dan Jennings
    • Matt Joyce ran for Jed Lowrie
    • R. Davis: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • M. Davidson: Davidson grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Anderson grounded out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • R. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Davis singled to center
    • F. Barreto: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Barreto struck out looking
    • R. Healy: Ball, Ball, Healy lined out to shortstop
    • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • A. Hanson: Hanson reached on an infield single to second
    • M. Cabrera: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Cabrera flied out to left
    • J. Abreu: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hanson to second on passed ball
    • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Garcia grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • M. Olson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
    • A. Rosales: Strike looking, Foul, Rosales fouled out to first
    • J. Brugman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Brugman struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • O. Narvaez: Ball, Narvaez grounded out to second
    • A. Engel: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • R. Healy: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Healy reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • K. Davis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Davis walked, Healy to second
    • Y. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Alonso lined into double play first, Davis out at first
    • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Phegley lined out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
    • J. Abreu: Ball, Abreu doubled to deep right
    • A. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Garcia flied out to deep right, Abreu to third
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Abreu scored on passed ball
    • M. Davidson: Davidson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Frazier out at second
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • J. Brugman: Brugman grounded out to pitcher
    • R. Davis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Davis fouled out to first
    • F. Barreto: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Barreto struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Anderson grounded out to second
    • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Narvaez grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Engel: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Engel homered to left
    • A. Hanson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hanson struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Phegley lined out to pitcher
    • M. Olson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
    • A. Rosales: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rosales grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Garcia grounded out to third
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Frazier grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Davidson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • R. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davis walked
    • F. Barreto: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Barreto singled to right, Davis to second
    • R. Healy: Strike looking, Ball, Healy fouled out to catcher
    • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Davis flied out to deep right, Davis to third
    • Y. Alonso: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Alonso popped out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • A. Hanson: Ball, Foul, Hanson doubled to right
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to second, Hanson to third
    • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Hanson out at home, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Abreu grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)