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Oakland polishes off Chicago White Sox

Jed Lowrie hit a three-run homer during a nine-run first inning Tuesday and the Oakland Athletics cruised to a 16-6 win over the Chicago White Sox in spring training.
By The Sports Network March 18, 2014 at 8:10 PM
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Jed Lowrie hit a three-run homer during a nine-run first inning Tuesday and the Oakland Athletics cruised to a 16-6 win over the Chicago White Sox in spring training.

The A's sent 15 batters to the plate in the first inning. Nine faced White Sox starter Jose Quintana, who failed to get an out and was charged with all nine runs on seven hits and two walks.

Michael Taylor, Daric Barton, Jake Elmore, Sam Fuld and Coco Crisp delivered five consecutive RBI hits in the rally. Taylor finished the game with three runs batted in.

Conor Gillaspie and Tyler Flowers hit solo homers off Oakland starter Jesse Chavez, who went 4 2/3 innings. Chavez allowed six hits and two walks with two strikeouts.

Jordan Danks hit two homers for Chicago and knocked in three.

[SportsNetwork.com]

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