After blowout loss, A’s Kotsay senses White Sox knew what pitches were coming


A’s manager Mark Kotsay speculated after his team’s 14-2 loss Thursday that the Chicago White Sox knew what was coming from Oakland starter JP Sears. That would certainly help explain why Sears had his shortest and least-effective Major League start of the season. Sears allowed six earned runs in two innings as the A’s were handed their most lopsided loss of the year before an announced crowd of 4,591 at the Coliseum. In his seventh career big league start, Sears allowed home runs to Elvis Andrus and Yoán Moncada in the first inning, then allowed another homer to Moncada in the second, a three-run shot that gave the White Sox a 6-0 lead.