Sogard put on a defensive clinic at second base during the top of the third inning and went 3-for-3 at the plate, capping off a brilliant day. Daric Barton, however, the highly criticized first baseman, had a rough day at the yard. He had an error in the top of the second and struck out twice at the plate.
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- Melvin sat Josh Reddick in favor of Sam Fuld, who went 1-for-4 and made some great plays in RF.
- Josh Donaldson has the best walk-up music on the team. John Jaso has the weirdest one.
- Challenge Rule update: the A's used their challenge on a Sam Fuld play at first base, when he was thrown out after rounding the base to go to second. Close call, but he was called out.
- Veteran Chris Young of the Mariners, rumored to be dropped off the roster, looked very sharp, possibly solidifying his position.