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; Thomas 2; Crosby 4; Suzuki, K. RBI: Crosby 2 (51). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crosby;
Brown, E. Team RISP: 0-for-2. Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING SB: Ellis (13, 2nd
base off Balfour/Navarro).
FIELDING E: Barton (9, fielding). Outfield assists: Brown,
E (Aybar, W at 1st base). DP: (Brown, E-Crosby-Ellis). Pickoffs: Gonzalez, G (Bartlett at 2nd base).
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