OAKLAND — Justin Verlander has made a lot of good hitters look silly over the years. Khris Davis is not one of them.
The A's slugger belted two home runs off Verlander, followed by a single, improving to 6-for-11 with four home runs in his career against the former MVP.
This was Davis' 21st career multi-homer game, and his sixth this season, tied for third most in Oakland history behind Reggie Jackson (eight), Jose Canseco (seven), and Mark McGwire (seven). Davis also set a career high with his eighth three-hit game of the season.
--- Despite allowing four earned runs, Verlander earned his 200th career win. He joins Bartolo Colon and CC Sabathia as the only active pitchers with at least 200 wins and 2,500 strikeouts.
--- The five home runs allowed by the A's tied a season high. Oakland also gave up five home runs June 5 at Texas.
--- The nine runs allowed by the A's were their most in a game since July 24 at Texas, a 13-10 win in 10 innings.
--- Sean Manaea allowed six runs, tying his season high. He gave up nine hits, also tying a season high.
--- Matt Olson went 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to seven games, tying a career high.
--- Mark Canha is 0 for his last 11 at the plate. He is batting .125 (5-for-40) in the month of August.
--- Jonathan Lucroy snapped an 0-for-15 skid with a base hit in the seventh inning. He is batting .189 (7-for-37) in August.