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Matt Olson hits first career Major League Baseball home run for Oakland

26 June 2017

He struck out on three pitches in his first at-bat but in his second at-bat during the third inning, Barreto took an 81.9 miles per hour changeup, on a 2-2 pitch from Chicago White Sox starter James Shields, and launched it over the center field wall. Recent call-ups, rookies and good friends of Barreto's, outfielder Jaycob Brugman and outfielder Matt Olson each hit their first big league long ball in the game Saturday.

White Sox pitcher James Shields is not happy after giving up a home run to Franklin Barreto.

Pinder was removed from Friday night's game against the Chicago White Sox in the sixth inning because of the injury.

The moves were made before the middle game of the three-game series between Oakland and Chicago.

Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle poses with a monument in his honor after his No. 56 was retired during ceremonies before a baseball game between the White Sox and the Oakland Athletics Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Chicago. The 2014 NL All-Star with Washington missed the first 76 games this season after right knee surgery.

Shields (1-1) allowed six runs and seven hits before he exited with two on and no outs in the fourth inning.

For the season, Pinder is hitting.234 with nine home runs and 25 RBIs in 47 games. The 35-year-old Californian is four strikeouts shy of 2,000 for his career and had 16 in three starts while surrendering three runs combined before suffering a back injury.

Wildfire near Castaic Lake
No mandatory evacuations were in place, Licon said. "The firefighters will be out there, but there will be no shade for them". The fire started in an area with hard access near the Golden State (5) Freeway and Ridge Road, on the bank of Castaic Lake.

"They said something about it was the first time it has happened in a while". He added a two-run homer in the seventh.

Buehrle's number was stenciled onto the dirt behind second base. The lefty pitched two no-hitters for the White Sox, including a ideal game, and helped them win the 2005 World Series. He went 161-119 with a 3.83 ERA in 390 appearances for Chicago from 2000-11.

White Sox: All signs are reporting for White Sox LHP Carlos Rodon to making his season debut sometime next week. Renteria was satisfied with the reports after his fourth rehab start. Khris Davis is 3-for-3 with a homer versus Shields, who is 6-5 with a 4.15 ERA in 16 starts against Oakland.

Now, technically, three players in the Federal League - which was considered a legitimate major-league competitor to the American and National leagues more than 100 years ago - hit their first home runs in a 1914 game. Barreto was not originally scheduled to start because he was not available for infield drills.

Barreto's homer to center in the third came on a 2-2 pitch with one out and also drove in Bruce Maxwell as the lead ballooned to 6-0.

He had started 39 games for the A's this season at five different positions and was batting.290 with three doubles, a home run, and seven RBI during that stretch.