Life in the A's bats showed itself in the top of the second in a way that we have not seen in awhile. Leading off was Billy Butler who tucked a nice little grounder up the right side between first and second for a base hit. Semien then followed with a two-run homer (#12 on the season) to put the A's on the board. Phegley followed by making his own jaunt to first on a base hit. But wait, Smolinski (maybe it's names that begin with S's today) takes it deep to centerfield to mirror Semien's two run homer. Smolinski's second of the year. 4-0 Athletics. First crooked number since Tuesday in the second inning. Nice, boys!