A's turn 9th-inning throwing error into 3-2 win over Chisox

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Chad Pinder liked his chances of getting to second base when a grounder by Ramon Laureano in the ninth inning took White Sox shortstop Jose Rondon deep in the hole.

Once Rondon's throw sailed wide for an error, Pinder popped up and kept running.

Pinder scored all the way from first base on Rondon's throwing error trying to start a double play, and Oakland beat Chicago 3-2 on Sunday.

''Anytime there's a backhand like that in the hole, there's a chance you can get in at second base,'' Pinder said. ''As I'm sliding I kind of saw the second baseman lunge a little bit and saw the ball roll over. Anytime that happens, you're thinking extra bases, not just one.''

Pinder singled as a pinch-hitter off Jace Fry (1-4) to begin the ninth. Laureano, who homered in the eighth to tie it at 2, followed with a sharp grounder to the left side of the infield.

Rondon made a backhanded stop, hurried and threw on the run. But the ball sailed past second baseman Yolmer Sanchez and rolled into the large foul territory near Chicago's bullpen, and Pinder scored standing up.

''I didn't have the best angle to throw the ball and it goes away,'' Rondon said through a translator. ''This is a huge ballpark with a wide foul territory. When you make a bad throw (the runner) is going to have a pretty good chance to run around the bases.''

After acquiring pitcher Homer Bailey from Kansas City earlier in the day, the A's completed a three-game sweep. They have won 10 of 12 to put themselves in solid playoff contention.

''A little unorthodox,'' manager Bob Melvin said. ''Some momentum swings with the play at the plate. We've seen a couple of those here recently that didn't go our way. You just plow forward and expect to win.''

Mark Canha had two hits and Matt Chapman added an RBI for Oakland.

The A's missed a chance to take the lead in the eighth after getting runners on the corners with no outs. Khris Davis fouled out to right fielder Ryan Cordell, who caught the ball in the White Sox bullpen, then threw to home to get a sliding Chapman at the plate. The play was reviewed and the call stood.

Liam Hendriks (4-0) retired three batters to win.

Eloy Jimenez homered for the White Sox. Sanchez had two hits and Rondon had an RBI double. Chicago was outscored 21-5 in the three games.

Jimenez entered the day tied for the lead in home runs among rookies in the AL, then padded that total with his 17th in the seventh against starter Brett Anderson.

Oakland tied it on Laureano's fourth home run in five games, a solo drive to right-center off reliever Evan Marshall, who had just entered the game.

White Sox starter Reynaldo Lopez allowed an unearned run, had seven strikeouts in six innings and left with a 2-1 lead. It's the first time in 11 starts that the right-hander has not allowed a home run.

HURTS, DON'T IT?

Anderson's day got off to a rough start when he appeared to get hurt after giving up Rondon's RBI single in the second. Turns out Anderson stubbed his toe on a batting donut while backing up home plate. ''Just one of those fluke plays,'' Anderson said ''One of those plays that only happen to me.'' The A's left-hander stayed in the game and allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings.

DEAL

Bailey will join Oakland's rotation and is expected to start against Seattle on Wednesday. The A's got him for minor league infielder Kevin Merrell.

The 33-year-old Bailey is 7-6 with a 4.80 ERA, and he's been real good in his last seven starts.

SUNNY BLUES

Laureano has made several brilliant defensive plays this season, but the A's center fielder slipped up when he lost Sanchez's high fly ball in the sun and allowed it to fall for a double. The ball nearly hit Laureano, who had sunglasses that were on the bill of his cap.

TRAINERS ROOM

Athletics: Jharel Cotton threw 37 pitches and allowed two runs while retiring five batters in a rehab start with Triple-A Las Vegas. The right-hander is attempting to come back from Tommy John surgery last year. Cotton's comeback was derailed by hamstring surgery in June. . Left-hander Sean Manaea had a second straight rough outing for Single-A Stockton. Manaea allowed five earned runs in 2 1/3 innings on Saturday to go with four strikeouts and two walks.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Lucas Giolito (11-3, 3.15 ERA), fresh off throwing a scoreless inning at the All-Star game, pitches against Kansas City on Monday. Giolito is 6-0 lifetime against the Royals.

Athletics: RHP Daniel Mengden (4-1, 4.73) is unbeaten in three starts since returning from the minors on June 26 for his second stint with the big league club. Mengden faces the Seattle Mariners for the third time this season Tuesday at the Coliseum.

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  • W: L. Hendriks (4-0)L: J. Fry (1-4)
  • HR: CHW - E. Jimenez (17), OAK - R. Laureano (18)
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J. Jay LF41100000.298.346.362.7083.0
J. Rondon SS30110000.203.271.297.5682.0
Y. Sanchez 2B30200001.250.317.313.6302.0
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    M. Semien SS40000011.272.348.451.799-0.5
    M. Chapman 3B30110101.274.360.540.9003.0
    M. Olson 1B40100002.254.333.557.8901.0
    K. Davis DH40000013.235.306.425.730-0.5
    M. Canha RF40200021.254.391.538.9281.0
    R. Grossman LF20000101.262.358.398.7561.0
    a- C. Pinder PH11100000.245.289.413.7022.0
    R. Laureano CF41111012.266.317.481.7987.5
    C. Herrmann C30000022.300.333.500.833-1.0
    F. Barreto 2B31100020.138.167.379.5461.0
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    • a-singled for Grossman in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Jay (3), Y. Sanchez (9)
    • HR - E. Jimenez (17)
    • SH - L. Garcia (4)
    • RBI - E. Jimenez (39), J. Rondon (9)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Rondon (6)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Sanchez, R. Cordell
    BATTING
    • HR - R. Laureano (18)
    • RBI - M. Chapman (54), R. Laureano (51)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Olson, K. Davis, M. Canha, R. Grossman, C. Herrmann 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - Y. Sanchez (4)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - R. Laureano (11)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - R. Cordell (2)
    • DP - (Cordell-McCann)
    • E - Y. Moncada (9), J. Rondon (4)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Semien-Barreto-Olson; Chapman-Olson)
    • E - F. Barreto (4)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Lopez6.03102705.971.5419.5
    E. Marshall (BS, 2)1.01110113.001.211.5
    K. Herrera1.02000107.591.811.5
    J. Fry (L, 1-4)0.01100004.751.55-6.0
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Lopez6.0
    E. Marshall (BS, 2)1.0
    K. Herrera1.0
    J. Fry (L, 1-4)0.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Anderson6.27221313.791.2912.5
    Y. Petit0.10000102.440.830.5
    J. Soria1.00000104.781.113.5
    L. Hendriks (W, 4-0)1.00000101.211.0010.5
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Anderson6.2
    Y. Petit0.1
    J. Soria1.0
    L. Hendriks (W, 4-0)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 93-62, E. Marshall 24-16, K. Herrera 18-14, J. Fry 5-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 6-6, J. Fry 1-0
    • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 24, E. Marshall 4, K. Herrera 4, J. Fry 2
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 105-64, Y. Petit 5-3, J. Soria 10-7, L. Hendriks 11-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 10-5
    • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 26, Y. Petit, J. Soria 3, L. Hendriks 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    Y. Moncada 3B30000111.306.362.533.8950.5
    J. Abreu 1B40000014.272.309.507.816-0.5
    J. McCann C40000022.311.367.492.858-1.0
    E. Jimenez DH41111000.244.308.487.7956.0
    J. Jay LF41100000.298.346.362.7083.0
    J. Rondon SS30110000.203.271.297.5682.0
    Y. Sanchez 2B30200001.250.317.313.6302.0
    R. Cordell RF30100012.236.288.369.6580.5
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    E. Marshall P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      M. Semien SS40000011.272.348.451.799-0.5
      M. Chapman 3B30110101.274.360.540.9003.0
      M. Olson 1B40100002.254.333.557.8901.0
      K. Davis DH40000013.235.306.425.730-0.5
      M. Canha RF40200021.254.391.538.9281.0
      R. Grossman LF20000101.262.358.398.7561.0
      a- C. Pinder PH11100000.245.289.413.7022.0
      R. Laureano CF41111012.266.317.481.7987.5
      C. Herrmann C30000022.300.333.500.833-1.0
      F. Barreto 2B31100020.138.167.379.5461.0
      B. Anderson P0000-000.667.667.667.000-
      Y. Petit P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      J. Soria P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      • a-singled for Grossman in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Jay (3), Y. Sanchez (9)
      • HR - E. Jimenez (17)
      • SH - L. Garcia (4)
      • RBI - E. Jimenez (39), J. Rondon (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Rondon (6)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Sanchez, R. Cordell
      BATTING
      • HR - R. Laureano (18)
      • RBI - M. Chapman (54), R. Laureano (51)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Olson, K. Davis, M. Canha, R. Grossman, C. Herrmann 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - Y. Sanchez (4)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Laureano (11)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - R. Cordell (2)
      • DP - (Cordell-McCann)
      • E - Y. Moncada (9), J. Rondon (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Semien-Barreto-Olson; Chapman-Olson)
      • E - F. Barreto (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Lopez6.03102705.971.5419.5
      E. Marshall (BS, 2)1.01110113.001.211.5
      K. Herrera1.02000107.591.811.5
      J. Fry (L, 1-4)0.01100004.751.55-6.0
      Total8.0731291---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Lopez6.0
      E. Marshall (BS, 2)1.0
      K. Herrera1.0
      J. Fry (L, 1-4)0.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Anderson6.27221313.791.2912.5
      Y. Petit0.10000102.440.830.5
      J. Soria1.00000104.781.113.5
      L. Hendriks (W, 4-0)1.00000101.211.0010.5
      Total9.0722161---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Anderson6.2
      Y. Petit0.1
      J. Soria1.0
      L. Hendriks (W, 4-0)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 93-62, E. Marshall 24-16, K. Herrera 18-14, J. Fry 5-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 6-6, J. Fry 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 24, E. Marshall 4, K. Herrera 4, J. Fry 2
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Anderson 105-64, Y. Petit 5-3, J. Soria 10-7, L. Hendriks 11-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Anderson 10-5
      • Batters Faced - B. Anderson 26, Y. Petit, J. Soria 3, L. Hendriks 3
      • 9TH INNING
        Laureano reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Pinder scored on shortstop Rondon throwing error23
      • 7TH INNING
        Laureano homered to center22
        Jimenez homered to center21
      • 3RD INNING
        Chapman grounded out to shortstop, Barreto scored, Semien to third11
      • 2ND INNING
        Rondon singled to left, Jay scored, Rondon to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Liam Hendriks relieved Joakim Soria
        • J. McCann: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • E. Jimenez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jimenez fouled out to first
        • J. Jay: Ball, Foul, Ball, Jay flied out to left
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jace Fry relieved Kelvin Herrera
        • Chad Pinder hit for Robbie Grossman
        • C. Pinder: Foul, Ball, Pinder singled to right
        • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Laureano reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Pinder scored on shortstop Rondon throwing error
      • 8TH INNING
        • Joakim Soria relieved Yusmeiro Petit
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • Y. Moncada: Moncada lined out to center
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Abreu popped out to first
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Kelvin Herrera relieved Evan Marshall
        • M. Chapman: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Chapman singled to shallow right
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Olson singled to shallow center, Chapman to third
        • K. Davis: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Davis fouled into double play right to catcher, Chapman out at home
        • M. Canha: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Canha struck out looking
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Ball, Jimenez homered to center
        • J. Jay: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Jay grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Rondon: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Rondon flied out to right
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Sanchez doubled to center
        • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Brett Anderson
        • R. Cordell: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Cordell struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Evan Marshall relieved Reynaldo Lopez
        • R. Laureano: Ball, Foul, Foul, Laureano homered to center
        • C. Herrmann: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Herrmann flied out to center
        • F. Barreto: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Barreto struck out swinging
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Semien flied out to center
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Garcia reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Moncada reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Garcia to second on 2nd baseman Barreto fielding error
        • J. Abreu: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • J. McCann: Foul, Ball, Foul, McCann grounded into double play third to first, Garcia out at third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Olson grounded out to second
        • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Davis fouled out to catcher
        • M. Canha: Canha singled to shallow center
        • R. Grossman: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Grossman popped out to third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • J. Rondon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Rondon lined out to second
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sanchez singled to center
        • R. Cordell: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Cordell lined out to center
        • L. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Sanchez caught stealing second, pitcher to first to second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • F. Barreto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Barreto struck out swinging
        • M. Semien: Strike swinging, Semien flied out to deep left
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Chapman grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Jimenez grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jay grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Davis lined out to right
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Canha singled to shallow center
        • R. Grossman: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Grossman walked, Canha to second
        • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Laureano reached on fielder's choice to second, Canha to third, Grossman out at second
        • C. Herrmann: Ball, Ball, Laureano stole second, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrmann struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • R. Cordell: Strike looking, Ball, Cordell reached on bunt single to pitcher
        • L. Garcia: Garcia hit sacrifice bunt to third, Cordell to second
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moncada walked
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Abreu grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Moncada out at second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • C. Herrmann: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrmann struck out swinging
        • F. Barreto: Strike looking, Barreto singled to center
        • M. Semien: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Semien safe at first on 3rd baseman Moncada fielding error, Barreto to third, Semien to second
        • M. Chapman: Foul, Strike looking, Chapman grounded out to shortstop, Barreto scored, Semien to third
        • M. Olson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Olson flied out to left
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 2ND INNING
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, McCann flied out to right
        • E. Jimenez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Jimenez grounded out to third
        • J. Jay: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Jay doubled to shallow left
        • J. Rondon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Rondon singled to left, Jay scored, Rondon to second
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez flied out to right
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Canha struck out swinging
        • R. Grossman: Ball, Grossman grounded out to first
        • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Laureano struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • B. Anderson Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Abreu grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chapman walked
        • M. Olson: Olson flied out to deep center
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)