Lowrie's two-run double in 7th lifts A's past Rangers 3-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics got more than they expected in Andrew Triggs' first start since suffering a season-ending hip injury last June. The bullpen was pretty good, too.

Triggs pitched five effective innings, Jed Lowrie hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh, and the A's beat Texas 3-1 on Monday night, spoiling the Rangers debut of Bartolo Colon.

''At some point in time it's going to be tough to keep covering four innings of a game,'' Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. ''I'm glad we have an eight-man bullpen because there are a couple guys not available every day, as there will be tomorrow.''

Triggs allowed four hits - including Joey Gallo's RBI single in the fifth - struck out seven and walked two.

Ryan Buchter followed Triggs with 1 2/3 innings, and Chris Hatcher (2-0) retired two batters for the win. Blake Treinen got five outs for his first save despite allowing the first two batters to reach in the ninth.

''Our team is built to finish games and we've got a lot of good arms in the bullpen that can go multiple innings,'' Treinen said. ''It's a nice luxury to have. You win a game 3-1 against an offense that you see all the time, you tip your cap to Triggs, the bullpen doing the work and the offense coming in with some big hits in the seventh.''

Matt Chapman homered for the second time in two days, and Matt Olson and Jonathan Lucroy had two hits apiece for Oakland. The A's had lost three straight since beating the Angels on opening day.

The Rangers have dropped six consecutive road openers and nine consecutive games at the Coliseum.

''If our guys continue to take the approaches that they're taking, get on base, continue to swing the bat and find the barrel, some of those hard-hit balls are going to find the grass and we'll get rolling,'' Texas manager Jeff Banister said.

Called up from the minors before the game, Colon allowed seven hits in six innings. The A's only run off the portly right-hander came on Chapman's homer leading off the third.

At 44 years, 313 days old, Colon became the oldest player in the majors this season, slipping past Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki, who is four months younger. Last season Suzuki said he wanted to play until he's 50.

Colon might not stick around that long, but he pitched well enough in his first start of the season.

''Mentally and physically I think have a lot to give,'' Colon said. ''I felt great throwing strikes. That's what I do.''

The A's went ahead to stay in the seventh. Lucroy hit a one-out double off Kevin Jepsen (0-1). Marcus Semien, who struck out twice against Colon, walked with two down and Lowrie greeted Jake Diekman with a towering double off the wall in right field.

Chapman homered off Colon on an 0-2 pitch. Chapman also connected against Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani on Sunday.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: OF Delino DeShields underwent surgery on his left hand. The timetable for his return remains four to six weeks. ... RHP Tim Lincecum, on the disabled list since March 29 due to blisters on his right middle finger, threw a bullpen before the game.

DEFENSIVE GEM

Rangers center fielder Drew Robinson threw a two-hopper to the plate to get a sliding Lucroy trying to score from second. Catcher Robinson Chirinos caught the ball just in front of home plate.

ROSTER SHUFFLE

Texas RHP Nick Gardewine was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock to make room for Colon. RHP Ricardo Rodriguez was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. 1B Tommy Joseph cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Double-A Frisco.

UP NEXT

Texas LHP Cole Hamels (0-1, 4.76 ERA) makes his second start of the season Tuesday night after taking a loss in the Rangers' season opener. The A's counter with RHP Kendall Graveman (0-0, 9.00 ERA) who allowed five runs in five innings against Los Angeles on opening day.

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TEX1-4
000010000170
00100020X391
  • W: C. Hatcher (2-0)L: K. Jepsen (0-1)S: B. Treinen (1)
  • HR: OAK - M. Chapman (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Choo RF40200113.400.471.467.9372.5
J. Gallo 1B40110104.250.286.450.7363.0
E. Andrus SS50100006.444.524.7221.2461.0
A. Beltre 3B40000024.222.263.333.596-1.0
N. Mazara DH40100022.222.300.389.6890.0
R. Chirinos C40000031.000.000.000.000-1.5
R. Odor 2B40000012.063.158.063.220-0.5
R. Rua LF30100001.083.083.083.1673.0
a- J. Profar PH00000100.000.400.000.4001.0
D. Robinson CF31100121.222.364.556.9194.0
  • a-walked for Rua in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Semien SS31100120.300.391.350.7412.0
J. Lowrie 2B40120002.238.273.286.5584.0
M. Olson 1B30200100.235.381.412.7933.0
K. Davis LF40100013.278.381.556.9370.5
J. Smolinski LF00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Joyce DH30000102.235.381.294.6751.0
S. Piscotty RF40000034.211.286.211.496-1.5
M. Chapman 3B41211010.333.429.7221.1516.5
J. Lucroy C31200000.267.313.333.6464.0
B. Powell CF30000003.118.118.294.4120.0
    BATTING
    • RBI - J. Gallo (3)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Lowrie, J. Lucroy
    • HR - M. Chapman (2)
    • RBI - J. Lowrie 2 (2), M. Chapman (5)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Lowrie 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - R. Rua, D. Robinson
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - D. Robinson
    FIELDING
    • E - S. Piscotty
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Colon6.07111411.501.3314.0
    K. Jepsen (L, 0-1)0.21221105.400.90-8.5
    J. Diekman0.110011013.506.00-1.5
    M. Bush1.00000103.001.673.5
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Colon6.0
    K. Jepsen (L, 0-1)0.2
    J. Diekman0.1
    M. Bush1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    A. Triggs5.04112701.801.2011.5
    R. Buchter1.21001300.001.362.5
    C. Hatcher (W, 2-0)0.21000007.713.006.0
    B. Treinen (S, 1)1.21001100.001.368.5
    PITCHERSIP
    A. Triggs5.0
    R. Buchter1.2
    C. Hatcher (W, 2-0)0.2
    B. Treinen (S, 1)1.2
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Colon 89-62, K. Jepsen 13-6, J. Diekman 18-10, M. Bush 9-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Colon 6-6, K. Jepsen 1-0, M. Bush 1-1
    • Batters Faced - B. Colon 24, K. Jepsen 4, J. Diekman 3, M. Bush 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - R. Buchter, B. Treinen
    • Pitches-Strikes - A. Triggs 88-52, R. Buchter 36-21, C. Hatcher 12-5, B. Treinen 29-17
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Triggs 3-6, C. Hatcher 2-0, B. Treinen 2-2
    • Batters Faced - A. Triggs 22, R. Buchter 7, C. Hatcher 3, B. Treinen 7
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    TEX1-4
    000010000170
    00100020X391
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo RF40200113.400.471.467.9372.5
    J. Gallo 1B40110104.250.286.450.7363.0
    E. Andrus SS50100006.444.524.7221.2461.0
    A. Beltre 3B40000024.222.263.333.596-1.0
    N. Mazara DH40100022.222.300.389.6890.0
    R. Chirinos C40000031.000.000.000.000-1.5
    R. Odor 2B40000012.063.158.063.220-0.5
    R. Rua LF30100001.083.083.083.1673.0
    a- J. Profar PH00000100.000.400.000.4001.0
    D. Robinson CF31100121.222.364.556.9194.0
    Total35171041124-----
    HITTERSAB
    S. Choo RF4
    J. Gallo 1B4
    E. Andrus SS5
    A. Beltre 3B4
    N. Mazara DH4
    R. Chirinos C4
    R. Odor 2B4
    R. Rua LF3
    a- J. Profar PH0
    D. Robinson CF3
    Total35
    • a-walked for Rua in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Semien SS31100120.300.391.350.7412.0
    J. Lowrie 2B40120002.238.273.286.5584.0
    M. Olson 1B30200100.235.381.412.7933.0
    K. Davis LF40100013.278.381.556.9370.5
    J. Smolinski LF00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    M. Joyce DH30000102.235.381.294.6751.0
    S. Piscotty RF40000034.211.286.211.496-1.5
    M. Chapman 3B41211010.333.429.7221.1516.5
    J. Lucroy C31200000.267.313.333.6464.0
    B. Powell CF30000003.118.118.294.4120.0
    Total3139313714-----
      BATTING
      • RBI - J. Gallo (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Lowrie, J. Lucroy
      • HR - M. Chapman (2)
      • RBI - J. Lowrie 2 (2), M. Chapman (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Lowrie 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Rua, D. Robinson
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - D. Robinson
      FIELDING
      • E - S. Piscotty
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Colon6.07111411.501.3314.0
      K. Jepsen (L, 0-1)0.21221105.400.90-8.5
      J. Diekman0.110011013.506.00-1.5
      M. Bush1.00000103.001.673.5
      Total8.0933371---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Colon6.0
      K. Jepsen (L, 0-1)0.2
      J. Diekman0.1
      M. Bush1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Triggs5.04112701.801.2011.5
      R. Buchter1.21001300.001.362.5
      C. Hatcher (W, 2-0)0.21000007.713.006.0
      B. Treinen (S, 1)1.21001100.001.368.5
      Total9.07114110---
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Triggs5.0
      R. Buchter1.2
      C. Hatcher (W, 2-0)0.2
      B. Treinen (S, 1)1.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Colon 89-62, K. Jepsen 13-6, J. Diekman 18-10, M. Bush 9-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Colon 6-6, K. Jepsen 1-0, M. Bush 1-1
      • Batters Faced - B. Colon 24, K. Jepsen 4, J. Diekman 3, M. Bush 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - R. Buchter, B. Treinen
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Triggs 88-52, R. Buchter 36-21, C. Hatcher 12-5, B. Treinen 29-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Triggs 3-6, C. Hatcher 2-0, B. Treinen 2-2
      • Batters Faced - A. Triggs 22, R. Buchter 7, C. Hatcher 3, B. Treinen 7
      • 7TH INNING
        Lowrie doubled to deep right, Lucroy and Semien scored13
      • 5TH INNING
        Gallo singled to right, Robinson scored11
      • 3RD INNING
        Chapman homered to right center01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Jake Smolinski in left
        • Jurickson Profar hit for Ryan Rua
        • J. Profar: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Profar walked
        • D. Robinson: Robinson singled to center, Profar to second
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Choo grounded out to second, Profar to third, Robinson to second
        • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gallo popped out to third
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Andrus grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • C. Hatcher Pitching:
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Beltre grounded out to second
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Foul, Mazara singled to right
        • Blake Treinen relieved Chris Hatcher
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Mazara to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Odor lined out to first
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Matt Bush relieved Jake Diekman
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Joyce lined out to third
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • M. Chapman: Chapman grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • R. Buchter Pitching:
        • R. Rua: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Rua popped out to second
        • D. Robinson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Robinson struck out swinging
        • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Choo singled to right
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Choo to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gallo walked
        • Chris Hatcher relieved Ryan Buchter
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Andrus grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Kevin Jepsen relieved Bartolo Colon
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Lucroy doubled to deep center
        • B. Powell: Powell grounded out to first, Lucroy to third
        • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Semien walked
        • Jake Diekman relieved Kevin Jepsen
        • J. Lowrie: Foul, Ball, Lowrie doubled to deep right, Lucroy and Semien scored
        • M. Olson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Olson walked
        • K. Davis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Ryan Buchter relieved Andrew Triggs
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Mazara struck out looking
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Odor popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • M. Olson: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Olson reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • K. Davis: Davis singled to center, Olson to second
        • M. Joyce: Foul, Ball, Foul, Joyce reached on fielder's choice to first, Olson to third, Davis out at second
        • S. Piscotty: Piscotty grounded into double play third to second to first, Joyce out at second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • A. Triggs Pitching:
        • D. Robinson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Robinson walked
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging, Robinson stole second
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gallo singled to right, Robinson scored
        • E. Andrus: Andrus grounded out to third, Gallo to second
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Beltre struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chapman reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Lucroy singled to left, Chapman to second
        • B. Powell: Strike looking, Powell reached on fielder's choice to first, Chapman out at third, Lucroy to second
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Semien singled to center, Lucroy out at home, Powell to second
        • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lowrie flied out to deep center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • A. Triggs Pitching:
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Mazara grounded out to third
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Chirinos safe at first on right fielder Piscotty fielding error, Chirinos to third
        • R. Odor: Odor popped out to second
        • R. Rua: Ball, Ball, Rua lined out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Foul, Ball, Lowrie grounded out to pitcher
        • M. Olson: Olson singled to left
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Davis popped out to first
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Joyce walked, Olson to second
        • S. Piscotty: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • A. Triggs Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Choo walked
        • J. Gallo: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Gallo flied out to deep center, Choo to second
        • E. Andrus: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Andrus flied out to deep center, Choo to third
        • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Beltre grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Chapman homered to right center
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Lucroy flied out to deep right
        • B. Powell: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Powell flied out to left
        • M. Semien: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • A. Triggs Pitching:
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • R. Odor: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • R. Rua: Strike looking, Rua singled to right
        • D. Robinson: Strike looking, Ball, Rua stole second, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Robinson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Joyce: Ball, Strike swinging, Joyce flied out to deep center
        • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Piscotty struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • A. Triggs Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Choo singled to center
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Gallo lined out to left
        • E. Andrus: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Andrus singled to shallow right, Choo to second
        • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beltre struck out swinging
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Semien struck out looking
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Lowrie grounded out to first
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Olson flied out to deep right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)