MLB Game Recap - Chicago Sox at Oakland
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

TB
1
BAL
2
F
TOR
2
NYY
1
F
PIT
4
CHC
10
F
CHW
2
OAK
13
F
NYM
4
MIA
2
F
TB
12
BAL
4
F
MIN
6
CLE
2
F
ARI
2
STL
4
F
WAS
4
PHI
3
F
SF
4
MIL
5
F
LAD
11
BOS
2
F
DET
1
KC
4
F
HOU
7
TEX
6
F(11)
CIN
17
COL
9
F
ATL
7
SD
5
F(10)
SEA
2
LAA
9
F

July 13, 2019 4:07 PM

Final

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Chicago Sox (42-46)

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

2

7

1

Oakland (52-41)

7

0

0

4

0

1

0

1

x

13

13

0

W: Bassitt (6-4)

L: Covey (1-5)

CHW - HR: none

OAK - HR: Barreto (2)

Barreto, A's score 7 in 1st inning, rout White Sox 13-2
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:29 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Franklin Barreto picked on a familiar opponent, and that was plenty for the Oakland Athletics.

Barreto hit a three-run homer to cap a seven-run first inning and the A's routed the Chicago White Sox 13-2 on Saturday.

Five of Barreto's nine career home runs have come against the White Sox. He extended the Athletics' season-high streak to 14 games with at least one home run.

"That's how our lineup is," said Matt Olson, who had two hits and scored three times. "Anybody can do damage any day. We're not relying on one guy every day to come in and produce."

Barreto spent the past two years bouncing back and forth to the minors and was already sent down once this year before the A's called him up June 30 to replace Jurickson Profar as their everyday second baseman.

Barreto's second stint with the big league club got off to a shaky start and he was batting .087 (2 for 23) until his home run off White Sox reliever Ross Detwiler.

"I was looking for a pitch that I could make good contact on," Barreto said through a translator. "He gave me a curveball and I put a good swing on it."

Matt Chapman had three hits and scored twice for the A's, who have won nine of 11. Marcus Semien added two hits and Robbie Grossman drove in three runs.

Chris Bassitt (6-4) pitched six scoreless innings and struck out six.

Semien and Chapman started Oakland's early barrage with back-to-back doubles off Dylan Covey (1-5). After Olson and Khris Davis walked, Grossman's two-run single made it 3-0.

Chris Herrmann added an RBI single to chase Covey before Barreto's home run.

Oakland scored four more in the fourth and made it 12-0 in the sixth when Ramon Laureano was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

Covey couldn't overcome command issues after being activated off the injured list before the game. The right-hander allowed six runs, walked two and gave up four hits in his first start since June 5 because of shoulder inflammation.

"These are probably tough of the toughest games or the worst games that I can remember for us," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "That's a good club and they're showing they're a good club. We've got to be able to hold our own with them and today we didn't."

Blake Treinen allowed two runs in the White Sox seventh and has a 6.11 ERA over his last 18 games. Treinen leads the A's with 16 saves this season but was replaced as the closer by Liam Hendriks after going on the injured list with a strained right shoulder in late June.

DOING THE EXTRA THINGS

The A's have had two or more extra-base hits in 26 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in Oakland history.

AT LEAST HE STARTED WELL

White Sox catcher Zack Collins struck out in his first two plate appearances and was in an 0-for-23 funk since homering in his first major league at-bat against Texas on June 21 before hitting a one-out single in the seventh.

ROSTER MOVE

Chicago right-hander Juan Minaya was designated for assignment to make room for Covey. The 28-year-old reliever had a 3.90 ERA in 22 games this season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: SS Leury Garcia came out of the game in the sixth after twisting his ankle while striking out in the fifth. Renteria expects Garcia to play Sunday.

Athletics: OF Stephen Piscotty's sprained right knee has healed enough to allow him to run the bases on Sunday. Piscotty could be activated off the injured list next week if all goes well. ... C Nick Hundley (back spasms) has started a rehab assignment in the Arizona League.

UP NEXT

Oakland LHP Brett Anderson (9-5, 3.86 ERA) has won three of his previous four starts. His nine victories overall are two more than he had in the previous three seasons combined. Anderson last pitched against the White Sox in 2011. Chicago RHP Reynaldo Lopez (4-8, 6.34) has one win in nine road starts.

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Pitchers of Record

Chicago Sox IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
D. Covey (L, 1-5) 0.2 4 6 2 1 81.00 9.000
Oakland IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
C. Bassitt (W, 6-4) 6 4 0 2 6 0.00 1.000

Batting Leaders

Chicago Sox AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
J. Jay 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.0
E. Jimenez 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.6
Oakland AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
M. Chapman 4 3 2 0 1 0 5 0 3.8
M. Canha 3 2 1 0 1 2 4 0 3.6

Team Comparison

CHW OAK
At Bats 34 34
Hits 7 13
Batting Average .206 .382
On Base Percentage .270 .500
Slugging Percentage 0.206 0.647
Doubles 0 4
Triples 0 1
Home Runs 0 1
Total Bases 7 22
Walks 3 8
Strikeouts 7 5
Stolen Bases 0 0
Caught Stealing 0 0
Runners Left On Base 8 7
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 1/4 7/15
Double Plays Fielded 6 0
Errors 1 0

2019 Regular Season - OAK Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Winner Loser
Fri Jul 12 CHW 1 @ OAK 5 M. Fiers I. Nova
Sat Jul 13 CHW 2 @ OAK 13 C. Bassitt D. Covey

Game Information

Stadium: Ring Central Coliseum, Oakland, California
Attendance: 22,222
Game Time: 3:25
Weather: 69F, Clear
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?