Spring Game #8: A's roll past the Rockies, 6-3 extending win streak to two

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The A's offense continued to roll to open the month of March. Aaron Brooks opened the game on the hill and struggled in the first giving up a single, a walk and hit a batter to load the bases with one out. However, he managed to fight through and get out of the inning without giving up a run. He pitched much better the next three innings and had the final line of four innings without giving up a run, only giving up three hits but walked and hit a batter. Overall a decent start(minus the first four batters.) Even though the scored showed an explosion of offense for the A's, it didn't appear that was going to happen. The A's didn't get a baserunner until Chapman walked with one out in the fourth. Piscotty doubled for the first hit and Olson singled and drove in the first two runs of the game. Profar and Pinder also drove in runs and what started off as a perfect game, suddenly turned into a four run fourth inning for the A's. The A's 'pen struggled as Petit came in for the 5th and struggled giving up two runs on a homerun by Hampson. Blevins came in for a scoreless sixth but Wendelken struggled with control and was hit but only gave up a home run to McMahon. Minor leaguer Tyler Alexander threw a scoreless 8th. More A's offensive highlights include a 2-3 day with two runs scored and two rbis with his first homerun as an Athletic. Lefty Wei-Chung Wang comes in to pitch the 9th and retired the Rockies in order for his first spring training save. Brooks "earns" his first win of the spring while Anderson gets his first loss.

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