Chapman, Piscotty lead A's offense in 11-5 win over Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas didn't have much success trying to pump his fastball past Texas' hitters early and spent most of the game working through traffic.

Montas calmed down enough to work out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the fourth, just before Oakland broke out for its biggest inning of the season.

Matt Chapman homered and walked three times, Marcus Semien had a two-run double as part of a six-run fourth inning and the A's beat the Rangers 11-5 on Tuesday night.

''They were knocking on the door there and to slam them shut was big,'' said Stephen Piscotty, who matched his career high with four hits and scored three times. ''Then the offense was able to take over.''

Montas (4-1) struck out six and pitched into the sixth inning in an uneven start to win his third straight and team-leading fourth overall. The A's right-hander allowed three runs on nine hits and overcame his own error to work out of the situation in the fourth after allowing a walk and infield single to begin the inning.

Montas also got out of jams in the first and second, stranding runners in scoring position each time.

''In a lot of ways I think this was the best game of the year for him,'' manager Bob Melvin said. ''When he's rolling it's easy for him. But in the past when he's had some trouble, he's had a little trouble shutting it down. To get out of the fourth like that and pitching around traffic the whole time, this would probably be as good for him as any game that he's had.''

Montas said he was rushing his pitches early.

''The way the game started, I was way too quick,'' Montas said. ''I usually don't work like that. I started a little bit too hard and got myself in trouble. After that second inning I got back to myself.''

Slugger Khris Davis broke out of a mini slump with an RBI single and Ramon Laureano drove in two runs for the A's. Every Oakland starter had at least one hit on a warm night when both teams hit the ball hard most of the game.

Danny Santana homered and had three hits for Texas. The Rangers have lost two straight after winning six of seven.

''That fourth inning was tough,'' Texas manager Chris Woodward said. ''We had a chance to blow the game open and their guy made a couple of good pitches and got out of it.''

Chapman hit his seventh home run of the season off Lance Lynn (2-2) in the first but paused after connecting on the 3-2 pitch, waiting to see if the ball would stay fair as it sailed past the high yellow foul pole. Third base umpire Will Little signaled home run, and after a brief crew chief review, the call stood.

Oakland broke the game open with seven hits in the fourth, including two-run doubles by Semien and Josh Phegley. Laureano and Davis also knocked in runs as the A's sent 11 to the plate.

Lynn allowed eight runs to match his career high in 3 1/3 innings.

''I was terrible out there,'' Lynn said. ''Everything they put into play was a hit whether it was hit hard or not.''

CHOO'S STREAK ENDS

Shin-Soo Choo had reached base safely in 10 consecutive games when batting leadoff for the Rangers until going 0 for 5 with three strikeouts.

PISCOTTY'S STREAK CONTINUES

Piscotty has a franchise record 16-game hitting streak against the Rangers and has 14 RBIs in that stretch. ''That was surprising, I had no idea,'' Piscotty said.

BIG LEAGUE DEBUT

Rangers pitcher Wei-Chieh Huang allowed two runs and retired seven batters in his major league debut after being recalled from Double-A Frisco before the game.

TRAINERS ROOM

Rangers: LHP Drew Smyly was placed on the 10-day injured list because of nerve tightness in his pitching arm. Manager Chris Woodward said he expects Smyly to miss one or two starts.

Athletics: Marco Estrada underwent a radiofrequency ablation procedure in hopes of alleviating pain in the right-hander's lower back. Estrada went on the injured list April 17 with a lumbar strain. RHP Lou Trivino continues to be unavailable because of a sore thumb he injured playing catch.

UP NEXT

RHP Aaron Brooks (2-2, 5.32) pitches for the A's in the season finale after allowing 13 runs over 16 innings in his three previous starts. Kyle Dowdy will make his first major league start for the Rangers.

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123456789RHE
TEX12-10
1100010025141
OAK13-13
11062001X11141
  • W: F. Montas (4-1)L: L. Lynn (2-2)
  • HR: TEX - D. Santana (2), OAK - M. Chapman (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Choo LF50000034.307.416.533.949-1.5
D. Santana 2B51321010.333.351.611.9628.5
E. Andrus SS51100002.345.394.540.9344.0
N. Mazara RF50210011.203.295.362.6573.5
J. Gallo CF41300111.300.412.7291.1405.5
H. Pence DH51200024.297.325.486.8113.0
A. Cabrera 3B40210003.254.316.535.8523.0
L. Forsythe 1B30010015.204.313.315.6270.5
I. Kiner-Falefa C31100103.250.372.306.6784.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    R. Grossman LF51100030.227.301.318.6200.5
    M. Semien SS41120101.306.378.480.8586.0
    M. Chapman 3B21111301.318.417.6241.0419.0
    K. Davis DH50110024.242.294.568.8631.0
    S. Piscotty RF53400002.286.349.480.8289.0
    K. Morales 1B30110202.186.300.254.5544.0
    C. Pinder 2B52210014.314.338.514.8524.5
    R. Laureano CF42220014.230.287.356.6449.5
    J. Phegley C51120006.263.288.491.7795.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Mazara (3), J. Gallo (4), H. Pence, I. Kiner-Falefa (2)
      • HR - D. Santana (2)
      • SF - L. Forsythe
      • RBI - D. Santana 2 (7), N. Mazara (13), A. Cabrera (17), L. Forsythe (6)
      • 2-Out RBI - N. Mazara (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Choo 3 (3), N. Mazara, J. Gallo, H. Pence 2 (2), L. Forsythe, I. Kiner-Falefa 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Semien (8), R. Laureano (2), J. Phegley (4)
      • 3B - S. Piscotty
      • HR - M. Chapman (7)
      • RBI - M. Semien 2 (13), M. Chapman (17), K. Davis (22), K. Morales (4), C. Pinder (10), R. Laureano 2 (10), J. Phegley 2 (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Chapman (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Davis 4 (4), K. Morales 2 (2), J. Phegley 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - E. Andrus (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Laureano (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Cabrera-Santana-Forsythe)
      • E - D. Santana (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Semien-Pinder-Morales; Chapman-Phegley-Morales)
      • E - F. Montas (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Lynn (L, 2-2)3.19882316.511.55-13.5
      W. Huang2.13212103.862.140.5
      J. Springs2.12112304.091.642.5
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Lynn (L, 2-2)3.1
      W. Huang2.1
      J. Springs2.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Montas (W, 4-1)5.29332603.101.1411.0
      Y. Petit1.10000101.320.663.5
      R. Dull2.052202113.502.750.0
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Montas (W, 4-1)5.2
      Y. Petit1.1
      R. Dull2.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - L. Lynn (2), W. Huang
      • HBP - L. Lynn (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 79-52, W. Huang 48-30, J. Springs 38-22
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 4-3, W. Huang 2-5, J. Springs 1-2
      • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 22, W. Huang 13, J. Springs 10
      PITCHING
      • WP - F. Montas
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Montas 107-68, Y. Petit 18-12, R. Dull 34-23
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Montas 8-2, Y. Petit 2-1, R. Dull 3-1
      • Batters Faced - F. Montas 27, Y. Petit 4, R. Dull 11
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
      123456789RHE
      TEX12-10
      1100010025141
      OAK13-13
      11062001X11141
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      S. Choo LF50000034.307.416.533.949-1.5
      D. Santana 2B51321010.333.351.611.9628.5
      E. Andrus SS51100002.345.394.540.9344.0
      N. Mazara RF50210011.203.295.362.6573.5
      J. Gallo CF41300111.300.412.7291.1405.5
      H. Pence DH51200024.297.325.486.8113.0
      A. Cabrera 3B40210003.254.316.535.8523.0
      L. Forsythe 1B30010015.204.313.315.6270.5
      I. Kiner-Falefa C31100103.250.372.306.6784.0
      Total39514512923-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        R. Grossman LF51100030.227.301.318.6200.5
        M. Semien SS41120101.306.378.480.8586.0
        M. Chapman 3B21111301.318.417.6241.0419.0
        K. Davis DH50110024.242.294.568.8631.0
        S. Piscotty RF53400002.286.349.480.8289.0
        K. Morales 1B30110202.186.300.254.5544.0
        C. Pinder 2B52210014.314.338.514.8524.5
        R. Laureano CF42220014.230.287.356.6449.5
        J. Phegley C51120006.263.288.491.7795.0
        Total3811141016724-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - N. Mazara (3), J. Gallo (4), H. Pence, I. Kiner-Falefa (2)
          • HR - D. Santana (2)
          • SF - L. Forsythe
          • RBI - D. Santana 2 (7), N. Mazara (13), A. Cabrera (17), L. Forsythe (6)
          • 2-Out RBI - N. Mazara (7)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Choo 3 (3), N. Mazara, J. Gallo, H. Pence 2 (2), L. Forsythe, I. Kiner-Falefa 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Semien (8), R. Laureano (2), J. Phegley (4)
          • 3B - S. Piscotty
          • HR - M. Chapman (7)
          • RBI - M. Semien 2 (13), M. Chapman (17), K. Davis (22), K. Morales (4), C. Pinder (10), R. Laureano 2 (10), J. Phegley 2 (11)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Chapman (4)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Davis 4 (4), K. Morales 2 (2), J. Phegley 3 (3)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - E. Andrus (5)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - R. Laureano (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Cabrera-Santana-Forsythe)
          • E - D. Santana (3)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Semien-Pinder-Morales; Chapman-Phegley-Morales)
          • E - F. Montas (2)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          L. Lynn (L, 2-2)3.19882316.511.55-13.5
          W. Huang2.13212103.862.140.5
          J. Springs2.12112304.091.642.5
          Total8.0141110671---
          PITCHERSIP
          L. Lynn (L, 2-2)3.1
          W. Huang2.1
          J. Springs2.1
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          F. Montas (W, 4-1)5.29332603.101.1411.0
          Y. Petit1.10000101.320.663.5
          R. Dull2.052202113.502.750.0
          Total9.01455291---
          PITCHERSIP
          F. Montas (W, 4-1)5.2
          Y. Petit1.1
          R. Dull2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - L. Lynn (2), W. Huang
          • HBP - L. Lynn (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 79-52, W. Huang 48-30, J. Springs 38-22
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 4-3, W. Huang 2-5, J. Springs 1-2
          • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 22, W. Huang 13, J. Springs 10
          PITCHING
          • WP - F. Montas
          • Pitches-Strikes - F. Montas 107-68, Y. Petit 18-12, R. Dull 34-23
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Montas 8-2, Y. Petit 2-1, R. Dull 3-1
          • Batters Faced - F. Montas 27, Y. Petit 4, R. Dull 11
          • 9TH INNING
            Santana homered to right, Kiner-Falefa scored511
          • 8TH INNING
            Pinder singled to left, Piscotty scored, Morales to second311
          • 6TH INNING
            Forsythe hit sacrifice fly to right, Gallo scored310
          • 5TH INNING
            Grossman safe at first on 2nd baseman Santana throwing error, Laureano scored210
            Laureano doubled to deep right center, Pinder scored29
          • 4TH INNING
            Davis singled to left, Semien scored, Chapman to second28
            Semien doubled to left center, Phegley and Grossman scored27
            Phegley doubled to deep left, Pinder and Laureano scored25
            Laureano singled to shallow center, Piscotty scored, Pinder to second23
          • 2ND INNING
            Morales grounded out to second, Piscotty scored22
            Cabrera singled to left center, Pence scored21
          • 1ST INNING
            Chapman homered to left11
            Mazara doubled to left center, Andrus scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • R. Dull Pitching:
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Foul, Ball, Foul, Kiner-Falefa doubled to deep center
            • S. Choo: Choo grounded out to shortstop, Kiner-Falefa to third
            • D. Santana: Santana homered to right, Kiner-Falefa scored
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Andrus grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Mazara singled to right
            • J. Gallo: Gallo doubled to deep right center, Mazara to third
            • H. Pence: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Pence struck out looking
            • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Ryan Dull relieved Yusmeiro Petit
            • J. Gallo: Foul, Ball, Ball, Gallo singled to right
            • H. Pence: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pence reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Gallo out at second
            • A. Cabrera: Cabrera popped out to third
            • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Forsythe struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Springs Pitching:
            • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Foul, Piscotty singled to right
            • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Morales walked, Piscotty to second
            • C. Pinder: Pinder singled to left, Piscotty scored, Morales to second
            • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Laureano struck out looking
            • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Phegley grounded into double play third to second to first, Pinder out at second
            • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Y. Petit Pitching:
            • D. Santana: Strike looking, Santana flied out to left
            • E. Andrus: Andrus grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Mazara grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Springs Pitching:
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grossman struck out swinging
            • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Semien walked
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Chapman fouled out to first
            • K. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo singled to center
            • H. Pence: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
            • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera singled to right, Gallo to third
            • L. Forsythe: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Forsythe hit sacrifice fly to right, Gallo scored
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Kiner-Falefa walked, Cabrera to second
            • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Frankie Montas
            • S. Choo: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Choo struck out looking
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • W. Huang Pitching:
            • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Piscotty singled to center
            • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Morales walked, Piscotty to second
            • C. Pinder: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pinder struck out looking
            • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Foul, Laureano reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Piscotty to third, Morales out at second
            • Jeffrey Springs relieved Wei-Chieh Huang
            • J. Phegley: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Phegley fouled out to third
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
            • D. Santana: Ball, Santana singled to right
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Strike looking, Andrus lined out to right
            • N. Mazara: Strike swinging, Mazara grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • W. Huang Pitching:
            • C. Pinder: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pinder reached on an infield single to third
            • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Laureano doubled to deep right center, Pinder scored
            • J. Phegley: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Phegley flied out to deep left
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Grossman safe at first on 2nd baseman Santana throwing error, Laureano scored
            • M. Semien: Semien popped out to second
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Grossman to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Chapman walked
            • K. Davis: Davis lined out to right
            • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 4TH INNING
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gallo walked
            • H. Pence: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pence reached on an infield single to shortstop, Gallo to second
            • A. Cabrera: Cabrera safe at first on Montas fielding error, Gallo to third, Pence to second
            • L. Forsythe: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Forsythe grounded into double play third to catcher to first, Gallo out at home, Pence to third, Cabrera to second
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Kiner-Falefa grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Piscotty singled to right center
            • K. Morales: Morales singled to left, Piscotty to second
            • C. Pinder: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pinder reached on fielder's choice to first, Piscotty to third, Morales out at second
            • R. Laureano: Ball, Laureano singled to shallow center, Piscotty scored, Pinder to second
            • J. Phegley: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Phegley doubled to deep left, Pinder and Laureano scored
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Grossman singled to right, Phegley to third
            • M. Semien: Semien doubled to left center, Phegley and Grossman scored
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien to third on wild pitch, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Chapman walked
            • K. Davis: Davis singled to left, Semien scored, Chapman to second
            • Wei-Chieh Huang relieved Lance Lynn
            • S. Piscotty: Piscotty flied out to deep center
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Morales flied out to left
            • End of the 4th (6 Runs, 7 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • D. Santana: Ball, Ball, Foul, Santana singled to center
            • E. Andrus: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Andrus grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Santana out at second
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • R. Grossman: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Grossman struck out looking
            • M. Semien: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Semien grounded out to third
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Chapman walked
            • K. Davis: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • H. Pence: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pence doubled to left center
            • A. Cabrera: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Cabrera singled to left center, Pence scored
            • L. Forsythe: Ball, Cabrera to second on wild pitch, Ball, Forsythe grounded out to second, Cabrera to third
            • I. Kiner-Falefa: Foul, Kiner-Falefa grounded out to shortstop
            • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Choo struck out looking
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Piscotty tripled to deep right
            • K. Morales: Morales grounded out to second, Piscotty scored
            • C. Pinder: Pinder grounded out to second
            • R. Laureano: Ball, Laureano hit by pitch
            • J. Phegley: Foul, Strike looking, Laureano stole second, Ball, Ball, Phegley flied out to left
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Choo grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Santana: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus singled to center
            • N. Mazara: Strike swinging, Andrus stole second, Ball, Mazara doubled to left center, Andrus scored
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Grossman struck out on foul tip
            • M. Semien: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Semien fouled out to first
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Chapman homered to left
            • K. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Davis flied out to right
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)