Athletics' Top Prospect Franklin Barreto Called Up, Active vs

Matt Olson, Jaycob Krugman and Franklin Barreto all took James Shields deep to open up a 6-0 lead by the top of the third (and knock Shields out of the game).

Gossett limited Chicago to two runs on five hits through a six-inning start, his third of the season.

Oakland, who sit in last place in the American League West, is 10-25 overall on the road and had dropped 23 of 29 away from home before five pitchers scattered seven hits en route to posting a victory for the first time in five contests. He allowed three home runs in his second start since a two-month DL stint.

While his minor league production has been solid, if underwhelming for a prospect of his caliber, the A's are expected to give the rookie infielder a long leash with both Marcus Semien and Chad Pinder sitting on the disabled list.

In the wake of having to put fill-in shortstop Chad Pinder on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain, the Oakland Athletics chose to continue their youth movement.

The A's added another run with two out in the second when Ryon Healy singled to center to score Adam Rosales, who had reached on a double to left.

Athletics' Top Prospect Franklin Barreto Called Up, Active vs

Olson wasn't done as he capped off the scoring in the seventh with his second homer of the game. He allowed six runs on seven hits, walked three and struck out five in three-plus innings. The teams were back on the field less than 13 hours after NY rallied to win the rain-delayed series opener 2-1 in 10 innings, and Bibens-Dirkx (3-0) lulled the Yankees' bats to sleep. The newcomer went 2 for 5 and scored twice.

"He's a young kid, but we think highly enough of him to get him here to the big leagues", Melvin said.

Dozier homered into the left field porch on a 3-2 pitch and narrowed Cleveland's lead over Minnesota in the AL Central to one-half game.

The Orioles had given up at least five runs in 20 straight games, matching the major league mark set by the 1924 Philadelphia Phillies.

Barreto made his case to stay in the majors permanently on Saturday in Chicago. Sonny Gray gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 4.84 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. He is 1-0 with a 5.29 ERA in three career starts against Chicago. On the season he has 64 strikeouts with 32 walks and a 1.52 WHIP. As a starter he is 5-4 with a 3.54 ERA and one complete game, including seven quality starts.

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