Matt Chapman homered twice and Matt Olson also connected to help Sean Manaea finally earn his first triumph of 2020, and the slugging Oakland Athletics defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Thursday night.
Chapman hit a solo drive in the first and a two-run shot in the eighth. Olson added a two-run homer in the fourth for the AL-best A’s (18-8), who have their best record over 26 games since the 1990 club started 20-6. Oakland has an eight-game home winning streak.
Chapman notched his sixth career multihomer game and second this season, also doing so Aug. 10 at the Angels.
Manaea (1-2), who lost the AL wild-card game last fall after a 4-0 September coming back from shoulder surgery, permitted one run on five hits in 5 1/3 innings. He won in his sixth start after reaching five innings for the first time all season his last time out versus San Francisco.
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Eduardo Escobar homered in the fifth for Arizona and Manaea gave way to J.B. Wendelken after Ketel Marte’s one-out single in the sixth.
Arizona lost a second straight after a six-game winning streak.
Khris Davis doubled between his two hits as designated hitter against a left-handed starter, meaning Robbie Grossman’s hot bat was on the bench.
“At some point in time it’s going to break for him,” manager Bob Melvin said of Davis, whose 48 homers in 2018 led the majors.
D-backs lefty Alex Young (1-1) was done after four innings permitting three runs on four hits in his second start and ninth appearance.
The D-backs lost for only the fourth time in their last 12 at AL parks.
LHP Robbie Ray (1-2, 8.59 ERA) pitches for Arizona as the Diamondbacks move across San Francisco Bay for a weekend series with the Giants. RHP Mike Fiers (2-1, 5.96) takes the mound for the A’s when the Angels come to the East Bay from their series at San Francisco.
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