Davis homers again to lead A's past Angels 2-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Athletics manager Bob Melvin feels a lot better about his starting rotation than he did four days ago.

Oakland right-hander Frankie Montas feels pretty good, too, if for no other reason than knowing he won't have to pitch against Khris Davis anytime soon.

Davis homered for the fourth time in six games, Montas became the latest A's starter to stymie the Angels, and Oakland beat Los Angeles 2-1 on Sunday.

Marcus Semien and Matt Chapman had two hits apiece for the A's, who took three of four from the Angels after getting swept by Seattle in a two-game series in Tokyo to start the season.

''That's what winning teams do, they win the close games,'' Semien said. ''We didn't have a great offensive day but it felt like we had a great team day. Frankie was throwing really hard and our bullpen did what they do. That's a good thing for us.''

Montas (1-0) pitched into the seventh inning, allowed three hits and struck out six in a splendid outing for the young right-hander. He gave up a leadoff double and hit Mike Trout with a pitch to begin the game, then retired 16 straight batters before Kole Calhoun connected for a two-out homer in the sixth.

That followed strong outings by fellow A's starters Mike Fiers, Marco Estrada and Brett Anderson, each of whom pitched six scoreless innings against the Angels.

''We didn't have enough spring to really think that this could potentially happen,'' Melvin said. ''I don't think you ever envision early in the season four guys going out there and giving you the results like that. Frankie was the one guy that we thought was coming along.''

Calhoun's homer was the first by the Angels this season and the only run they scored off an Oakland starter in 24 innings during the series. Los Angeles was held to two runs or fewer in three of the four games.

''I certainly credit their pitching,'' Angels manager Brad Ausmus said. ''We just aren't hitting on all cylinders right now as an offense. We just aren't clicking.''

Davis remained the hottest A's hitter with his third home run in four days, a towering shot off starter Tyler Skaggs (0-1) leading off the fourth. The slugger led the majors with 48 home runs in 2018.

Montas, who bounced back and forth between the minors and majors last season, hasn't had to face Davis. For that he is thankful.

''Every pitcher that steps on the mound and has to face Khris Davis, their heart is pumping hard,'' Montas said. ''Either he's going to hit a home run or he's going to get you good. It's tough. I feel sorry for them. Thank God we're on the same team.''

Semien doubled in the fifth and scored on Chapman's two-out single.

Lou Trivino retired three batters after Montas allowed a leadoff double in the seventh. Joakim Soria pitched the eighth and Blake Treinen worked the ninth for his second save.

Skaggs took a scoreless streak of 17 1/3 innings at the Coliseum into the game before Davis' home run. The Angels left-hander allowed two runs and five hits in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out two, giving him 400 for his career.

STINGY `PEN

The Angels' bullpen has not allowed a run this season, a streak of 12 2/3 innings.

EVEN STINGIER CLOSER

Treinen has not permitted a run in four appearances this season, extending his scoreless streak to 23 innings dating to 2018. Treinen has a streak of 24 shutout innings at the Coliseum.

TROUT LOVES FACING OAKLAND

The Angels' seven-time All-Star has feasted on A's pitching over the years and got off to another good start in this series, going 4 for 12 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs. Trout didn't homer in the series but has hit at least one against Oakland in each of the last seven seasons.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: Albert Pujols did not start but grounded out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth. ... RHP Jesus Castillo cleared waivers and was sent outright to Double-A Mobile. Castillo was designated for assignment last week to make room for OF Brian Goodwin.

Athletics: RHP Chris Bassitt (bruised right leg) threw 40 pitches in a side session before the game. Melvin said Bassitt might face hitters in the next step of his rehab program.

UP NEXT

Angels: RHP Chris Stratton, acquired in a trade with San Francisco, makes his Angels debut Monday in Seattle. Stratton went 10-10 with a 5.09 ERA last season.

Athletics: RHP Aaron Brooks faces the Red Sox in the opener of a four-game series Monday at the Coliseum. Brooks has pitched against Boston once, as a reliever in 2015.

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  • W: F. Montas (1-0)L: T. Skaggs (0-1)S: B. Treinen (2)
  • HR: LAA - K. Calhoun (1), OAK - K. Davis (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Calhoun RF41211000.313.353.625.9788.0
M. Trout DH20000110.333.471.500.9713.5
J. Bour 1B40100013.071.235.143.3781.5
A. Simmons SS40000013.200.250.200.450-0.5
Z. Cozart 3B30000011.071.133.143.276-0.5
T. La Stella 2B30000011.100.100.200.300-0.5
K. Smith C30000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
B. Goodwin LF-CF30000020.286.286.286.571-1.0
P. Bourjos CF20000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- A. Pujols PH10000000.182.308.182.4900.0
D. Fletcher LF00000000.200.200.200.4000.0
  • a-grounded out for Bourjos in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Semien SS41200011.409.480.5911.0713.5
M. Chapman 3B30210100.364.481.5911.0724.0
S. Piscotty RF40000025.208.269.375.644-1.0
K. Davis DH31111110.250.308.7501.0586.5
M. Canha 1B30000110.167.444.6671.1110.5
C. Pinder LF40000013.176.167.294.461-0.5
J. Profar 2B40000003.120.154.240.3940.0
R. Laureano CF30100000.150.150.150.3001.0
N. Hundley C20100001.222.222.222.4441.0
a- K. Morales PH10000001.143.333.143.4760.0
J. Phegley C00000000.100.100.100.2000.0
  • a-popped out for Hundley in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Calhoun (2), J. Bour
  • HR - K. Calhoun
  • RBI - K. Calhoun (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Calhoun
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Simmons 2 (2), T. La Stella
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Semien
  • HR - K. Davis (4)
  • RBI - M. Chapman (4), K. Davis (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Chapman
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Semien, S. Piscotty 4 (4), J. Profar 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Trout
FIELDING
  • DP - (Simmons-La Stella-Bour)
  • E - Z. Cozart, A. Simmons
FIELDING
  • DP - (Profar-Semien-Canha)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Skaggs (L, 0-1)4.25221213.861.290.0
T. Buttrey1.11000200.001.293.0
H. Robles1.00000100.000.503.5
L. Garcia1.01002100.001.500.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Skaggs (L, 0-1)4.2
T. Buttrey1.1
H. Robles1.0
L. Garcia1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
F. Montas (W, 1-0)6.03110611.500.5027.0
L. Trivino (H, 2)1.00000100.000.403.5
J. Soria (H, 1)1.000001015.003.003.5
B. Treinen (S, 2)1.00001000.000.359.0
PITCHERSIP
F. Montas (W, 1-0)6.0
L. Trivino (H, 2)1.0
J. Soria (H, 1)1.0
B. Treinen (S, 2)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - L. Garcia
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 86-50, T. Buttrey 19-13, H. Robles 22-15, L. Garcia 19-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 3-8, T. Buttrey 1-1, H. Robles 1-2, L. Garcia 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 19, T. Buttrey 5, H. Robles 4, L. Garcia 6
PITCHING
  • HBP - F. Montas
  • Pitches-Strikes - F. Montas 77-51, L. Trivino 10-7, J. Soria 11-8, B. Treinen 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Montas 9-2, L. Trivino 1-1, J. Soria 2-0, B. Treinen 1-2
  • Batters Faced - F. Montas 21, L. Trivino 3, J. Soria 3, B. Treinen 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Calhoun RF41211000.313.353.625.9788.0
M. Trout DH20000110.333.471.500.9713.5
J. Bour 1B40100013.071.235.143.3781.5
A. Simmons SS40000013.200.250.200.450-0.5
Z. Cozart 3B30000011.071.133.143.276-0.5
T. La Stella 2B30000011.100.100.200.300-0.5
K. Smith C30000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
B. Goodwin LF-CF30000020.286.286.286.571-1.0
P. Bourjos CF20000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- A. Pujols PH10000000.182.308.182.4900.0
D. Fletcher LF00000000.200.200.200.4000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Bourjos in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Semien SS41200011.409.480.5911.0713.5
M. Chapman 3B30210100.364.481.5911.0724.0
S. Piscotty RF40000025.208.269.375.644-1.0
K. Davis DH31111110.250.308.7501.0586.5
M. Canha 1B30000110.167.444.6671.1110.5
C. Pinder LF40000013.176.167.294.461-0.5
J. Profar 2B40000003.120.154.240.3940.0
R. Laureano CF30100000.150.150.150.3001.0
N. Hundley C20100001.222.222.222.4441.0
a- K. Morales PH10000001.143.333.143.4760.0
J. Phegley C00000000.100.100.100.2000.0
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  • a-popped out for Hundley in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Calhoun (2), J. Bour
  • HR - K. Calhoun
  • RBI - K. Calhoun (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - K. Calhoun
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Simmons 2 (2), T. La Stella
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Semien
  • HR - K. Davis (4)
  • RBI - M. Chapman (4), K. Davis (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Chapman
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Semien, S. Piscotty 4 (4), J. Profar 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Trout
FIELDING
  • DP - (Simmons-La Stella-Bour)
  • E - Z. Cozart, A. Simmons
FIELDING
  • DP - (Profar-Semien-Canha)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Skaggs (L, 0-1)4.25221213.861.290.0
T. Buttrey1.11000200.001.293.0
H. Robles1.00000100.000.503.5
L. Garcia1.01002100.001.500.5
Total8.0722361---
PITCHERSIP
T. Skaggs (L, 0-1)4.2
T. Buttrey1.1
H. Robles1.0
L. Garcia1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
F. Montas (W, 1-0)6.03110611.500.5027.0
L. Trivino (H, 2)1.00000100.000.403.5
J. Soria (H, 1)1.000001015.003.003.5
B. Treinen (S, 2)1.00001000.000.359.0
Total9.0311181---
PITCHERSIP
F. Montas (W, 1-0)6.0
L. Trivino (H, 2)1.0
J. Soria (H, 1)1.0
B. Treinen (S, 2)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - L. Garcia
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 86-50, T. Buttrey 19-13, H. Robles 22-15, L. Garcia 19-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 3-8, T. Buttrey 1-1, H. Robles 1-2, L. Garcia 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 19, T. Buttrey 5, H. Robles 4, L. Garcia 6
PITCHING
  • HBP - F. Montas
  • Pitches-Strikes - F. Montas 77-51, L. Trivino 10-7, J. Soria 11-8, B. Treinen 15-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Montas 9-2, L. Trivino 1-1, J. Soria 2-0, B. Treinen 1-2
  • Batters Faced - F. Montas 21, L. Trivino 3, J. Soria 3, B. Treinen 4
  • 6TH INNING
    Calhoun homered to right center12
  • 5TH INNING
    Chapman singled to left center, Semien scored02
  • 4TH INNING
    Davis homered to left center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Blake Treinen relieved Joakim Soria
    • K. Calhoun: Calhoun grounded out to first
    • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trout walked
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Bour fouled out to catcher
    • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Trout stole second, Ball, Simmons flied out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Joakim Soria relieved Lou Trivino
    • Josh Phegley catching
    • K. Smith: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Smith grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Goodwin: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
    • Albert Pujols hit for Peter Bourjos
    • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Pujols grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luis Garcia relieved Hansel Robles
    • David Fletcher in left field
    • M. Chapman: Ball, Chapman reached on an infield single to second
    • S. Piscotty: Piscotty reached on fielder's choice to second, Piscotty to second, Chapman out at second on shortstop Simmons throwing error
    • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Davis intentionally walked
    • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Canha walked, Piscotty to third, Davis to second
    • C. Pinder: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pinder struck out swinging
    • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Profar grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 7TH INNING
    • F. Montas Pitching:
    • J. Bour: Strike swinging, Bour doubled to deep right
    • Lou Trivino relieved Frankie Montas
    • A. Simmons: Ball, Ball, Foul, Simmons grounded out to shortstop
    • Z. Cozart: Ball, Strike looking, Cozart fouled out to catcher
    • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, La Stella struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Hansel Robles relieved Ty Buttrey
    • J. Profar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Profar lined out to center
    • R. Laureano: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Laureano safe at first on 3rd baseman Cozart throwing error
    • Kendrys Morales hit for Nick Hundley
    • K. Morales: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Morales popped out to third
    • M. Semien: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • F. Montas Pitching:
    • B. Goodwin: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Goodwin popped out to second
    • P. Bourjos: Ball, Foul, Bourjos grounded out to second
    • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun homered to right center
    • M. Trout: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Buttrey Pitching:
    • K. Davis: Davis flied out to right
    • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Canha struck out swinging
    • C. Pinder: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pinder grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • F. Montas Pitching:
    • Z. Cozart: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Cozart grounded out to third
    • T. La Stella: La Stella grounded out to second
    • K. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Smith grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Skaggs Pitching:
    • R. Laureano: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Laureano singled to center
    • N. Hundley: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hundley grounded out to second, Laureano out at second
    • M. Semien: Ball, Strike looking, Semien doubled to deep left
    • Ty Buttrey relieved Tyler Skaggs
    • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Chapman singled to left center, Semien scored
    • S. Piscotty: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • F. Montas Pitching:
    • M. Trout: Strike looking, Trout grounded out to third
    • J. Bour: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bour struck out looking
    • A. Simmons: Simmons grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Skaggs Pitching:
    • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Davis homered to left center
    • M. Canha: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Canha flied out to center
    • C. Pinder: Foul, Pinder lined out to right
    • J. Profar: Strike swinging, Ball, Profar grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • F. Montas Pitching:
    • B. Goodwin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
    • P. Bourjos: Bourjos flied out to right
    • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Skaggs Pitching:
    • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Profar lined out to left
    • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Laureano grounded out to third
    • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hundley singled to left
    • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Semien singled to center, Hundley to second
    • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chapman walked, Hundley to third, Semien to second
    • S. Piscotty: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Piscotty flied out to right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • F. Montas Pitching:
    • Z. Cozart: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cozart struck out swinging
    • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), La Stella grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Skaggs Pitching:
    • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • M. Canha: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Canha popped out to first
    • C. Pinder: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pinder lined out to center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • F. Montas Pitching:
    • K. Calhoun: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Calhoun doubled to deep left
    • M. Trout: Foul, Ball, Trout hit by pitch
    • J. Bour: Ball, Strike swinging, Bour grounded out to shortstop, Calhoun to third, Trout out at second
    • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Simmons struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Skaggs Pitching:
    • M. Semien: Ball, Semien fouled out to right
    • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Chapman flied out to shallow right
    • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)