Birthday boy Lowrie homers as A's beat White Sox 10-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Back in an Athletics uniform for the first time since 2011, Trevor Cahill admitted to some nerves when he took the mound for his season debut.

A five-run first inning a few minutes later was all the right-hander needed to calm down.

Cahill pitched seven scoreless innings in his season debut, Jed Lowrie marked his 34th birthday with a go-ahead home run in a five-run first inning and the the A's beat the Chicago White Sox 10-2 Tuesday night on the 50th anniversary of the A's first game at the Coliseum.

''I was just kind of mixing everything in there,'' Cahill said. ''The curveball was kind of erratic early, and then later I was able to throw it for a strike. We started mixing in a little slider-cutter there at the end. We just kind of used a little bit of everything.''

Stephen Piscotty and Jonathan Lucroy drove in three runs apiece, and Mark Canha added three hits and two RBIs. Oakland extended its winning streak to three with its first series win this season.

The game was played exactly 50 years after the A's debut at the Coliseum following their move from Kansas City, and it attracted a crowd of 46,028. Admission and parking were free, and players from both teams wore 1968 replica uniforms. The atmosphere was markedly different from a night earlier, when the announced attendance was 7,479 and the actual crowd appeared to be half that.

''It looked like the place was packed,'' Oakland manager Bob Mevin said. ''That was the objective, and I really wanted to put on a good show for them and our guys did right away. It was great to score some runs early on and get the crowd into it. When they get into it they have a lot of fun.''

Few people enjoyed the night as much as Cahill.

Cahill (1-0) signed in mid-March, made a pair of starts in the minor leagues and was brought up Tuesday for his first big league start since Aug. 9. He gave up five hits, struck out eight and walked two.

Now 30, the right-hander was a second-round draft pick of the A's in 2006 and spent his first three big league seasons in Oakland. He split time with Kansas City and San Diego last year and ended the season as a Royals reliever.

''The first one's always a little bit more nerve-racking, but I think the offense kind of helped me out, kind of get me to relax and go out there and fill up the zone,'' Cahill said. ''I was just kind of mixing everything in there.''

Yoan Moncada homered for Chicago, which has lost seven of eight.

''We're in that middle place right now where we're trying to dig ourselves out,'' White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. ''I think the guys may be trying to do too much.''

Lowrie hit a two-out solo homer off Miguel Gonzalez (0-3), Lowrie's first home run in Oakland this season. He is batting .351 and leads the AL with 26 hits and 18 RBIs.

STARTING OFF

Gonzalez gave up eight runs and eight hits in three innings, raising his ERA to 12.41.

DECENT DEBUT

Reliever Lou Trivino made his major league debut for the A's and ran into trouble immediately after giving up two hits and a walk to the first four batters in the ninth. The right-hander bounced back and struck out Omar Navraez swinging before getting Moncada to go down looking to end the game.

''Unless you've done that before your first big league game's an out of body experience,'' Melvin said. ''His stuff's going to play.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: OF Ryan Cordell, acquired from Milwaukee last season for RHP Anthony Swarzak, fractured his right clavicle during a minor league game and will miss at least eight weeks.

Athletics: RHP Yusmeiro Petit was placed on the family medical emergency list. OF Trayce Thompson was designated for assignment, and RHP Lou Trivino was recalled from Triple-A Nashville.

UP NEXT

RHP Carson Fulmer (0-1, 4.66 ERA) is to take the mound for the White Sox in his first start at the Coliseum in the finale of this three-game series Wednesday. RHP Andrew Triggs (1-0, 2.87) goes for the A's.

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  • W: T. Cahill (1-0)L: M. Gonzalez (0-3)
  • HR: CHW - Y. Moncada (2), OAK - J. Lowrie (5)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
Y. Moncada 2B41221124.214.323.393.71611.0
A. Garcia RF40100022.233.254.333.5870.0
A. Engel CF00000000.188.308.219.5260.0
J. Abreu 1B40100013.250.323.500.8230.5
M. Davidson DH40100012.200.357.556.9130.5
N. Delmonico LF40100011.256.370.359.7290.5
Y. Sanchez 3B40000032.267.314.444.758-1.5
T. Anderson SS20000201.240.321.440.7614.0
L. Garcia CF-RF40100021.261.346.304.6510.0
O. Narvaez C41100023.190.292.286.5771.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Joyce LF30100211.235.403.431.8342.5
    M. Semien SS40010014.247.302.351.6530.5
    J. Lowrie 2B41211002.351.407.5951.0027.0
    C. Pinder 2B10000010.286.412.571.983-0.5
    K. Davis DH41100121.257.338.543.8803.0
    M. Olson 1B51100033.239.311.373.6840.5
    M. Chapman 3B12000300.313.413.6091.0235.0
    M. Canha CF43320001.368.400.579.9799.0
    S. Piscotty RF31230001.295.338.410.7488.0
    J. Lucroy C41330001.280.357.340.6977.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Moncada (4)
      • HR - Y. Moncada (2)
      • RBI - Y. Moncada 2 (5)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Joyce (4), K. Davis (5), M. Canha, S. Piscotty 2 (4)
      • HR - J. Lowrie (5)
      • SF - M. Semien (2), S. Piscotty (2)
      • RBI - M. Semien (10), J. Lowrie (18), M. Canha 2 (5), S. Piscotty 3 (11), J. Lucroy 3 (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Lowrie (9), M. Canha 2 (5), S. Piscotty 2 (6)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - Y. Moncada (2), T. Anderson (7)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - M. Joyce
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Gonzalez (L, 0-3)3.088821112.412.43-13.5
      H. Santiago2.01001103.861.504.5
      J. Soria1.02001305.401.801.5
      B. Rondon1.02222005.401.20-3.0
      N. Jones1.00000301.690.944.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Gonzalez (L, 0-3)3.0
      H. Santiago2.0
      J. Soria1.0
      B. Rondon1.0
      N. Jones1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Cahill (W, 1-0)7.05002800.001.0028.0
      R. Dull1.012204118.001.002.0
      L. Trivino1.02001200.003.001.0
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Cahill (W, 1-0)7.0
      R. Dull1.0
      L. Trivino1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzalez 76-48, H. Santiago 33-17, J. Soria 22-13, B. Rondon 26-12, N. Jones 13-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzalez 2-5, H. Santiago 1-4, B. Rondon 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Gonzalez 18, H. Santiago 8, J. Soria 6, B. Rondon 6, N. Jones 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Cahill, R. Dull
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Cahill 92-56, R. Dull 31-19, L. Trivino 25-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Cahill 8-3, L. Trivino 1-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Cahill 26, R. Dull 5, L. Trivino 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      CHW4-10
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      Y. Moncada 2B41221124.214.323.393.71611.0
      A. Garcia RF40100022.233.254.333.5870.0
      A. Engel CF00000000.188.308.219.5260.0
      J. Abreu 1B40100013.250.323.500.8230.5
      M. Davidson DH40100012.200.357.556.9130.5
      N. Delmonico LF40100011.256.370.359.7290.5
      Y. Sanchez 3B40000032.267.314.444.758-1.5
      T. Anderson SS20000201.240.321.440.7614.0
      L. Garcia CF-RF40100021.261.346.304.6510.0
      O. Narvaez C41100023.190.292.286.5771.0
      Total34282131419-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Joyce LF30100211.235.403.431.8342.5
        M. Semien SS40010014.247.302.351.6530.5
        J. Lowrie 2B41211002.351.407.5951.0027.0
        C. Pinder 2B10000010.286.412.571.983-0.5
        K. Davis DH41100121.257.338.543.8803.0
        M. Olson 1B51100033.239.311.373.6840.5
        M. Chapman 3B12000300.313.413.6091.0235.0
        M. Canha CF43320001.368.400.579.9799.0
        S. Piscotty RF31230001.295.338.410.7488.0
        J. Lucroy C41330001.280.357.340.6977.0
        Total3310131016814-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - Y. Moncada (4)
          • HR - Y. Moncada (2)
          • RBI - Y. Moncada 2 (5)
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Joyce (4), K. Davis (5), M. Canha, S. Piscotty 2 (4)
          • HR - J. Lowrie (5)
          • SF - M. Semien (2), S. Piscotty (2)
          • RBI - M. Semien (10), J. Lowrie (18), M. Canha 2 (5), S. Piscotty 3 (11), J. Lucroy 3 (4)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Lowrie (9), M. Canha 2 (5), S. Piscotty 2 (6)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - Y. Moncada (2), T. Anderson (7)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - M. Joyce
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Gonzalez (L, 0-3)3.088821112.412.43-13.5
          H. Santiago2.01001103.861.504.5
          J. Soria1.02001305.401.801.5
          B. Rondon1.02222005.401.20-3.0
          N. Jones1.00000301.690.944.5
          Total8.0131010681---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Gonzalez (L, 0-3)3.0
          H. Santiago2.0
          J. Soria1.0
          B. Rondon1.0
          N. Jones1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Cahill (W, 1-0)7.05002800.001.0028.0
          R. Dull1.012204118.001.002.0
          L. Trivino1.02001200.003.001.0
          Total9.08223141---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Cahill (W, 1-0)7.0
          R. Dull1.0
          L. Trivino1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Gonzalez 76-48, H. Santiago 33-17, J. Soria 22-13, B. Rondon 26-12, N. Jones 13-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Gonzalez 2-5, H. Santiago 1-4, B. Rondon 1-1
          • Batters Faced - M. Gonzalez 18, H. Santiago 8, J. Soria 6, B. Rondon 6, N. Jones 3
          PITCHING
          • WP - T. Cahill, R. Dull
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Cahill 92-56, R. Dull 31-19, L. Trivino 25-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Cahill 8-3, L. Trivino 1-0
          • Batters Faced - T. Cahill 26, R. Dull 5, L. Trivino 6
          • 8TH INNING
            Moncada homered to right, Narvaez scored210
          • 7TH INNING
            Lucroy singled to center, Canha scored010
            Piscotty hit sacrifice fly to right, Chapman scored, Canha to third09
          • 4TH INNING
            Semien hit sacrifice fly to right, Lucroy scored, Joyce to third08
            Lucroy singled to center, Canha and Piscotty scored07
          • 1ST INNING
            Piscotty doubled to deep center, Chapman and Canha scored05
            Canha singled to shallow left, Davis and Olson scored, Chapman to third03
            Lowrie homered to right01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Lou Trivino relieved Ryan Dull
            • N. Delmonico: Ball, Ball, Delmonico singled to left center
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Delmonico out at second
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Anderson walked, Sanchez to second
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Garcia singled to right, Sanchez to third, Anderson to second
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Narvaez struck out swinging
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Ryan Dull relieved Trevor Cahill
            • Chad Pinder at second
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Narvaez struck out, reached on wild pitch
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Moncada homered to right, Narvaez scored
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Nate Jones relieved Bruce Rondon
            • Adam Engel in right
            • C. Pinder: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pinder struck out looking
            • K. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Davis struck out on foul tip
            • M. Olson: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Anderson grounded out to second
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Garcia grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Bruce Rondon relieved Joakim Soria
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chapman walked
            • M. Canha: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Canha doubled to left, Chapman to third
            • S. Piscotty: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Piscotty hit sacrifice fly to right, Chapman scored, Canha to third
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Lucroy singled to center, Canha scored
            • M. Joyce: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Joyce walked, Lucroy to second
            • M. Semien: Ball, Semien grounded into double play shortstop to first, Joyce out at second
            • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Abreu singled to left center
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Davidson grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Abreu out at second
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Delmonico struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Joakim Soria relieved Hector Santiago
            • J. Lucroy: Lucroy singled to center
            • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Joyce struck out swinging
            • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
            • J. Lowrie: Ball, Lowrie singled to left center, Lucroy to second
            • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Davis walked, Lucroy to third, Lowrie to second
            • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Olson struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Narvaez singled to center
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • A. Garcia: Foul, Garcia flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • H. Santiago Pitching:
            • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Olson struck out looking
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chapman walked
            • M. Canha: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Canha flied out to deep right
            • S. Piscotty: Ball, Ball, Piscotty fouled out to left
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • M. Davidson: Davidson singled to deep right
            • N. Delmonico: Ball, Delmonico flied out to deep left
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging, Davidson to second on wild pitch
            • T. Anderson: Anderson grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Gonzalez Pitching:
            • M. Canha: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Canha singled to shallow center
            • S. Piscotty: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Piscotty doubled to deep left, Canha to third
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Lucroy singled to center, Canha and Piscotty scored
            • Hector Santiago relieved Miguel Gonzalez
            • M. Joyce: Ball, Strike looking, Joyce doubled to left center, Lucroy to third
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Semien hit sacrifice fly to right, Lucroy scored, Joyce to third
            • J. Lowrie: Foul, Ball, Lowrie flied out to right
            • K. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Davis grounded out to second
            • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • O. Narvaez: Narvaez grounded out to second
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Moncada doubled to deep right
            • A. Garcia: Ball, Garcia singled to left, Moncada to third
            • J. Abreu: Abreu grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Garcia out at second
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Gonzalez Pitching:
            • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
            • M. Olson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Olson popped out to third
            • M. Chapman: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Chapman lined out to shortstop
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • N. Delmonico: Strike looking, Delmonico flied out to deep left
            • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Anderson walked
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Anderson stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Gonzalez Pitching:
            • M. Joyce: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Joyce walked
            • M. Semien: Semien lined out to right
            • J. Lowrie: Ball, Foul, Lowrie popped out to second
            • K. Davis: Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Joyce caught stealing, catcher to second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Moncada walked
            • A. Garcia: Foul, Strike swinging, Moncada stole second, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Abreu grounded out to shortstop, Moncada to third
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Davidson grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Gonzalez Pitching:
            • M. Joyce: Ball, Joyce flied out to right
            • M. Semien: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Semien grounded out to second
            • J. Lowrie: Ball, Foul, Lowrie homered to right
            • K. Davis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis doubled to deep center
            • M. Olson: Ball, Strike swinging, Olson reached on an infield single to shortstop, Davis to third
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Chapman walked, Olson to second
            • M. Canha: Canha singled to shallow left, Davis and Olson scored, Chapman to third
            • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Piscotty doubled to deep center, Chapman and Canha scored
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Lucroy grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (5 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)