Oakland Athletics jerseys pitcher cheap Scott Kazmir jersey works against the Chicago White Sox jerseys in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Oakland, Calif.
not playing clean games at this point, A manager Bob Melvin said. ugly looking games, and it affects how you play. It affects your confidence. was the third time this season the A have committed four errors in a game, and their 42 miscues in 39 games lead the majors. They committed at least one in 14 straight games, the A longest streak since erring in 17 straight May 6 23, 1982.
The loss capped a brutal 1 5 homestand and was Oakland 10th defeat in 11 games. The A continue to own baseball worst record, now at 13 26, and are a season high 12 games behind the Houston Astros jerseys. The A begin a three game set on the road at Houston on Monday knowing they need to break out of this funk soon.
look at our record right now, and we behind the eight ball, Melvin said. talk all you want about, turn, it turn. We have to make it turn. ugliness started early in this game. cheap Adam Eaton jersey led off with a hustle double, and cheap Emilio Bonifacio jersey followed with a sacrifice bunt, but pitcher cheap Scott Kazmir jersey was charged with an error when he was unable to field it.
Later with the authentic jerseys China bases loaded and one out, the A had a shot at an inning ending double play. cheap Avisail Garcia jersey hit a tapper back to Kazmir, who threw home for an out. But cheap Stephen Vogt jersey throw to first sailed into right field to plate a run.
The A also experienced a frustrating first three innings at the plate against cheap Jeff Samardzija jersey.
Four batters reached base in the first inning, but a cheap Marcus Semien jersey double play wiped out cheap Billy Burns jersey leadoff single, and Coco Crisp flied out to end the inning.
Burns and Semien led off the third inning with singles, but cheap Josh Reddick jersey grounded into a double play in another scoreless frame.
A rookie cheap Max Muncy jersey delivered some hope in the fourth inning when he scraped one over the right center field wall for his first major league home run. The two run shot gave the A a 2 1 lead.
But just as soon as the A took the lead, the White Sox jerseys took it away.
Semien committed his major league leading 12th error (and added his 13th later in the game) to put Eaton on board to lead off the fifth. He later scored when cheap Jose Abreu jersey singled past the glove of a diving Brett Lawrie to tie the game.
Garcia followed with a chopper to second base that cheap Eric Sogard jersey dropped. It was ruled a hit only because Kazmir wasn in position to cover, and Garcia would have beaten the throw anyway.
Chicago took the lead when Kazmir walked cheap Gordon Beckham jersey to force in a run just ahead of the backbreaking play.
Alexei Ramirez hit a bouncer toward Kazmir, but it shot off the edge of his glove and into left field for a two run single and 5 2 advantage.
That was the end of Kazmir day. Two of his five runs allowed were unearned, as the A league leading total of unearned runs reached 29.
of it on me, Kazmir said. just wish I could been a little more efficient early on, and there a couple plays I wish I could made. I think that would made a difference. The A avoided a fifth error when Garcia was generously awarded a hit in the seventh inning when Lawrie doubled clutched before making his throw to first base. Semien second error of the game came an inning later.
got to play better, Semien said. the plays that come to us, and I think we do better as a team. Second baseman/outfielder cheap Ben Zobrist jersey ran the bases before Sunday game, and Melvin said he begin his minor league rehabilitation assignment Tuesday with Class A Stockton. Zobrist, who had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee April 28, is expected to play five innings.
First baseman cheap Ike Davis jersey was placed on the disabled list Sunday, retroactive to Thursday, with a strained left quadriceps. Davis had an MRI exam Saturday that showed a Grade 2 strain, more severe than the A initially thought. Davis was unsure of the recovery time.
Outfielder cheap Craig Gentry jersey was recalled from Triple A Nashville to take his place. He was just 3 for 35 earlier this year with the A and was just 6 for 35 in nine games with Nashville.