Opening Night 2016: White Sox vs A's
Waiting to get in
Fans line up outside The Coliseum prior to the 2016 Opening Night game between the White Sox and A's.
The 22nd Airlift Squadron and a C-5M Galaxy from Travis Air Force Base perform a flyover before the game.
Hill gets the start
Several hours before first pitch, Sonny Gray was scratched from his Opening Night start due to food poisoning. Rich Hill was bumped up a day and made his A's debut Monday night. But it didn't go well. He lasted 2.2 innings and allowed three hits, four runs (two earned), one walk and struck out three. He also hit two batters in the first inning. Hill was replaced by Fernando Rodriguez.
White Sox strike first
The White Sox plated four runs in the third inning, capped off by an error on Mark Canha that allowed Jose Abreu and Jimmy Rollins to score.
A's answer back
The A's wasted no time getting back into the game. Marcus Semien and Stephen Vogt scored on a single by Jed Lowrie. After Josh Reddick singled, Lowrie came around to score on a single by Danny Valencia to cut the deficit to 4-3.
Bullpen mops up
After Rich Hill was lifted from the game, the A's bullpen delivered 6.1 scoreless innings of relief, including two spotless innings from Ryan Dull.
Billy Butler had the A's only two extra-base hits Monday, collecting two doubles off the White Sox.
Robertson shuts the door
After issuing a leadoff walk to Coco Crisp, White Sox closer David Robertson closed out the A's and saved Chicago's 4-3 win on Opening Night.