Matt Chapman rocks Shohei Ohtani on three-run HR

Former A’s outfielder Joe Rudi

Shoemaker (1-0) gave up three runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings to get the victory. Skaggs went 2-6 with a 4.55 ERA in 16 starts in 2017 over 85 innings of work.

He will be the first player in almost 100 years to start as a pitcher and a non-pitcher within the first 10 games of a season. The poise that allowed a 23-year-old rookie, battling nerves in front of thousands at the stadium exclusively to see him, to get past a three-run homer on a hanging slider in the second inning to slam the door, surrendering just a walk over the next 4-2/3.

"We've got to get Chris Young's bat in the lineup and try to get him to match up against a lefty", Scioscia said.

Mike Trout hit a tying double in the fifth and Justin Upton followed with a go-ahead sacrifice fly.

Ohtani got Oakland Athletics slugger Matt Olson to swing over top of this wicked split-finger fastball to end the first inning. His first pitch was a ball to six of eight batters he faced after getting out of the three-run second inning. "One was more in the sun than the other, but they were tough plays and I've got to make those".

Texas struggled offensively against the Astros' powerful pitching staff, scoring a total of 11 runs in the four games. The A's Stephen Piscotty drove in two runs with a two-out single to chase Shoemaker. Petit had not allowed an inherited runner to score since May 8, 2016, leaving 32 consecutive runners stranded.

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Gossett's day was done after four innings and 66 pitches.

"I definitely feel like I should have made both of those plays", Davis said.

After seeing Ohtani on Sunday, the A's on Monday will face 44-year-old Bartolo Colon starting for Texas against his old team in the 529th start of his career-and in his 21st season. Andrew Heaney, on the disabled list with left elbow inflammation, threw a bullpen session before the game.

"We've had some trouble and it's cost us the last couple of games", A's manager Bob Melvin said. He's now in left while Matt Joyce is being used at designated hitter because of a sore ankle.

If his first inning against the Oakland A's was any indication, then Shohei Ohtani was holding back during spring training.

Angels: RHP JC Ramirez, an 11-game victor last season, pitches the home opener for the Angels against Cleveland.

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