A’s routed 14-2 by White Sox; Elvis Andrus homers in return to Oakland

JP Sears’ begin Thursday night hardly resembled the relaxation of his rookie season — so much in order that the

Oakland Athletics will study whether or not he was tipping pitches against the White Sox, manager Mark Kotsay stated.

Sears, who entered with a 2.37 ERA, allowed six runs in only  innings as the White Sox enacted a 14-2 blowout of the A’s at the Coliseum

“I definitely feel like they will have had a bonus with knowing what became coming (in opposition to Sears) to a positive

extent,” Kotsay said. “And that’s a part of the game, they’ve nevertheless were given to hit it, which they did. But we’re going

to dive deep into seeing what, or if, Sears became tipping his pitches Sears confronted 14 hitters. He allowed eight hits, together

with three home runs, and walked one. Elvis Andrus, the former A’s shortstop, despatched his second pitch of the game, a fastball, 444 

toes to left. Yoan Moncada followed with a homer on a 2-1 changeup, the first homer Sears has given up on a changeup

this 12 months The White Sox positioned eleven of Sears’ pitches in play. Nine had exit velocities of 95-plus mph, Statcast’s tough-hit threshold