Bobby Crosby is congratulated after his two-run homer. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
By Jane Lee / MLB.com
Left-hander Gio Gonzalez, making his first home start in an A's uniform, allowed one run on five hits in five-plus innings to earn his first Major League victory. Bobby Crosby supplied the offense with a two-run homer in the second inning.
BATTING 2B: Thomas (6, Kazmir). HR: Crosby (7, 2nd inning off Kazmir, 1 on,
0 out). TB: Ellis, M; Suzuki, K; Thomas 2; Crosby 4. RBI: Crosby 2 (51). Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Crosby; Brown, E. Team RISP: 0-for-2. Team LOB: 5.
Ellis, M (13, 2nd base off Balfour/Navarro, D).
FIELDING E: Barton (9, fielding). Outfield
assists: Brown, E (Aybar, W at 1st base). DP: (Brown, E-Crosby-Ellis, M). Pickoffs:
Gonzalez, Gi (Bartlett at 2nd base).