09/01 17:52 CDT Dunn homers in 1st at-bat for A's, tops White Sox
Dunn homers in 1st at-bat for A's, tops White Sox
AP Baseball Writer
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) --- Adam Dunn provided instant pop for the struggling
Athletics, hitting a towering, two-run homer in his first at-bat for Oakland to
highlight a 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday in a matchup of playoff
Acquired a day earlier in a trade with the Chicago White Sox, Dunn became the
12th player in Oakland history to homer in his first at-bat with the team.
Dunn homered during a five-run first inning. His drive was a welcome sight for
a team that just got swept in a four-game series by the AL West-leading Los
Angeles Angels and was shut out for 29 straight innings.
Dunn went 2 for 3 batting cleanup as the designated hitter. He provided a nice
lift for an Oakland offense that has struggled since dealing Yoenis Cespedes to
Boston for Jon Lester on July 31.
Dunn's 461st career home run tied him for 35th place all-time with Red Sox
slugger David Ortiz.