Pinder hits early jack as A's light up McCullers

HOUSTON — Following Tuesday night’s bizarre loss in Houston, the A’s bounced back in a big way Wednesday, jumping out to a 6-0 lead in support of starter Chris Bassitt.

Chad Pinder‘s three-run homer in the fourth highlighted the assault against Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr., whose wild ways proved costly.


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HOUSTON — Following Tuesday night’s bizarre loss in Houston, the A’s bounced back in a big way Wednesday, jumping out to a 6-0 lead in support of starter Chris Bassitt.

Chad Pinder‘s three-run homer in the fourth highlighted the assault against Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr., whose wild ways proved costly.


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McCullers Jr. issued consecutive walks to Marcus Semien and Jed Lowrie in the opening frame, setting up a two-run double off the bat of Khris Davis, who extended his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games. Matt Chapman chipped in with a sacrifice fly for an early 3-0 lead.

The A’s were back at it in the fourth with another assist from McCullers Jr., who hit Chapman and walked Mark Canha. Pinder made him pay with a rocket to left field, his ninth home run of the season.

Jane Lee has covered the A’s for MLB.com since 2010. Follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB.

Published on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 01:32:43 +0000

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