Lowrie hits 3-run homer; A's rout White Sox 16-6

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jed Lowrie hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in a nine-run first inning off Jose Quintana and Sam Fuld added a two-run triple, starting the Oakland Athletics to a 16-6 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.

Quintana faced nine batters and didn't get any outs, allowing nine runs, seven hits and two walks.

Oakland starter Jesse Chavez improved to 4-0, giving up two runs and six hits in 4 2-3 innings. A's manager Bob Melvin indicated before the game that Chavez will be part of the team's starting rotation.

Jordan Danks hit a two-run homer and a solo shot for Chicago. Conor Gillaspie and Tyler Flowers hit solo homers.