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A’s Pound 20 Hits, Trounce Padres 16-2

A’s looking to climb out the cellar.

The Oakland A’s are at the bottom of the American League West and ten games under .500 at 29-39 and 10.5 games out of first, but are showing a few signs of hope.

On Wednesday they brought out the sticks and pounded 20 hits en-route to a 16-2 trouncing of the San Diego Padres.

In the bottom of the first Billy Burns led off with a line drive double to right field, then scored on a one-out single by Ben Zobrist. After a Stephen Vogt strike out, Billy Butler hit a three run home run to put the A’s up 4-0.

The A’s added a run in the bottom of the third when Zobrist tripled and scored on a sac fly by Vogt.

The Padres Alexi Amarista hit his second home run of the season in the top of the sixth to put San Diego on the board. But Oakland responded with 11 runs in two innings (4 in the 7th and 7 in the 8th) highlighted by a two-run doubles by Zobrist and Brett Lawrie.

San Diego managed one other run in the top of the eighth, on Will Middlebrooks ninth home run of the season, but it was not enough as the A’s ran away with the game.

The A’s are 6-4 in their last 10 and winners of four straight games.

Top Performers

A’s
Billy Burns – 3 for 5, 3 R, Double
Ben Zobrist – 3 for 4, 3 R, Double, Triple, 3 RBI
Billy Butler – 4 for 5, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI
Brett Lawrie – 2 for 4, R, Double, 2 RBI
Eric Sogard – 2 for 4, 2 R, Double, RBI
Jesse Chavez (W, 3-6) – 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 11 K

Padres
Will Middlebrooks – 1 for 3, R, HR, RBI
Alexi Amarista – 1 for 3, R, R, HR, RBI

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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