White Sox launch 5 home runs in 14-2 rout of A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Yoán Moncada went 5 for six with two home runs and 5 RBIs, Dylan Cease caught out 9 in six scoreless innings and the Chicago White Sox hammered the Oakland Athletics 14-2 on Thursday evening.

Chicago had 21 hits, together with 10 extra-base hits, in its highest-scoring sport of the season. It has received seven of its final 9 video games.

“It feels good,” Moncada mentioned by means of a translator. “It’s fun when you see everybody contributing and adding to the team.”

Romy González went 4 for 5 with a homer and three RBIs. Elvis Andrus, launched by the A’s in August, and Eloy Jiménez additionally homered.

“It was nice to see those bats,” White Sox performing supervisor Miguel Cairo mentioned. “Moncada, Gonzo, everyone had good at-bats.”

Cease (14-6) reached 206 strikeouts for the year, changing into the seventh White Sox pitcher with a number of 200-strikeout seasons. The right-hander allowed three hits and two walks after coming inside one out of a no-hitter in his final begin towards the Minnesota Twins.

“It’s definitely a big accomplishment, something I’m proud of,” Cease mentioned concerning the milestone. “We know every game, every inning, every pitch matters right now. So to go out there and make a statement, both on the pitching and the offensive side, is important.”

Oakland has lost three in a row and 7 of its final eight.

Andrus and Moncada began the sport with back-to-back home runs off of JP Sears. Andrus singled home one other run in the second, adopted by Moncada’s second homer of the evening, a three-run shot.

Sears (5-2) surrendered a career-high six runs on eight hits and a stroll in two innings, main A’s supervisor Mark Kotsay to consider he may need been tipping his pitches.

“We definitely saw something that could have led to the results,” Kotsay mentioned. “It definitely makes it easier at this level when you know a changeup is coming or off-speed is coming and you know a fastball is coming. But that’s a good-hitting team and they’re playing really well.”

Jiménez tacked on a two-run homer in the fourth. Adam Engel singled in one other run in the fifth, adopted by an RBI double by Moncada two batters later.

The White Sox added 4 runs in the sixth on an RBI single by Andrew Vaughn and a three-run homer by González to make it 14-0.

The A’s lastly scored in the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly by Shea Langeliers. Sheldon Neuse adopted with an RBI groundout.


Cairo improved to 7-3 as performing supervisor as Tony La Russa stays away from the staff with an unspecified well being difficulty.

“There’s nothing official, nothing that we know,” Cairo mentioned of La Russa’s return. (*5*)

Cairo has served as La Russa’s bench coach for the final two years. He stuffed in as supervisor for final season’s Field of Dreams sport when La Russa attended his brother-in-law’s funeral.

“I love the challenge (of managing),” Cairo mentioned. “I love the adrenaline. I love the butterflies that you get during the game. If he comes back, he’s the manager. I’m the bench coach.”


White Sox: OF Luis Robert missed his second straight sport after getting hit on his left fingers throughout a swing on Tuesday in Seattle. He can also be coping with a sore left wrist. “It’s day-to-day,” Cairo mentioned. “We’re going to see how he feels tomorrow and we’ll just go from there.”

Athletics: 2B/OF Tony Kemp returned to the lineup after lacking Wednesday’s sport with groin tightness. He led off and went 1 for two with a single and a stroll … OF Skye Bolt (proper knee patella subluxation) went 1 for 4 with an RBI single in a rehab look with Triple-A Las Vegas. … RHP Zach Jackson continues to get well from a strained proper shoulder and will nonetheless return earlier than the season ends. “We’re still optimistic that we can get him back,” Kotsay mentioned. “I think he just needs to, in the next probably seven days, make some decent improvement.”


White Sox RHP Lucas Giolito (10-9, 5.21 ERA) makes his third career begin towards Oakland on Friday. Giolito is 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA in his two earlier outings. Athletics RHP James Kaprielian (3-9, 4.79) seems to snap a four-game dropping streak. He beat the White Sox on July 29, permitting one run in six innings.

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