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A's place Khris Davis on the DL, call up top prospect

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A's place Khris Davis on the DL, call up top prospect

The A's will be without the services of their leading home run hitter for the next week.

Khris Davis, who has hit 13 home runs this season and driven in a team-high 38 runs, was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday due to a strained right groin. The move is retroactive to Monday.

Additionally, reliever Wilmer Font was designated for assignment.

To fill the two open roster spots, the A's recalled right-handed pitcher Daniel Gossett and top prospect Franklin Barreto. This will be the second stint with the A's this season for both players.

Davis suffered the groin injury on Sunday in Toronto.

Barreto has struggled in his time at Triple-A Nashville. In 32 games, he's hitting .235 with six home runs, 17 RBI and 42 strikeouts.

Khris Davis walk-off homer seals A's shutout vs Orioles

Khris Davis walk-off homer seals A's shutout vs Orioles

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OAKLAND -- Khris Davis homered in the 12th inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 2-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.

Jed Lowrie singled with one out before Davis drove a 3-1 fastball from Pedro Araujo (1-3) into the bleachers in left. It was Davis' third career game-ending homer.

Chris Hatcher (3-0) got two outs for the win, finishing the A's seven-hitter. Trevor Cahill got the start and struck out 12 while pitching six innings of four-hit ball.

Oakland won for the seventh time in eight home games and the 12th time in 18 games overall.

Baltimore has lost five in a row. The Orioles dropped to 3-15 on the road.

Khris Davis homer hands A's series win against best team in baseball

Khris Davis homer hands A's series win against best team in baseball

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OAKLAND -- Khris Davis hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off David Price with two outs in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Sunday.

A day after getting no-hit by Sean Manaea, Boston lost back-to-back games for the first time under new manager Alex Cora.

The Red Sox had won their first six series this season before dropping two of three at the Coliseum. They still have the best record in the majors at 17-4.

Davis had two hits and drove in all four runs for the A's. Marcus Semien and Stephen Piscotty added two hits apiece as Oakland won for the sixth time in seven games.

Semien and Piscotty hit back-to-back singles off Price (2-2) with one out in the eighth. After Jed Lowrie struck out for the third time, Davis lined the first pitch into the seats in left field for his sixth home run.

Davis also had an RBI single off Price in the first.

Price allowed nine hits and four runs over 7 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked one.

Coming off Manaea's gem, the A's got another strong pitching performance against the hard-hitting Red Sox. Daniel Mengden gave up one run in 6 1/3 innings and Blake Treinen (1-1), Oakland's third reliever, retired five batters to win.

Treinen appeared to injure his left ankle while fielding Blake Swinhart's comebacker but remained in the game and got Christian Vazquez to fly out to end it.

Mitch Moreland had two hits and Brock Holt drove in Boston's lone run.

Mengden allowed a pair of first-inning singles, then retired 16 of 17 before yielding back-to-back hits in the seventh. He left after giving up Holt's tying RBI double in the seventh.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: LHP Bobby Poyner was activated off the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. He had been out with a left hamstring strain.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (4-0, 1.40) pitches the opener of a three-game series in Toronto on Tuesday. He has thrown 13 consecutive scoreless innings over his previous two starts.

Athletics: RHP Trevor Cahill (1-0, 0.00) makes his second start of the season Monday at Texas. It's the first time this season that the A's will leave the West Coast.