Behind efficient day from Jefferies, A’s beat the Phillies for first win of 2022

Behind efficient day from Jefferies, A’s beat the Phillies for first win of 2022

PHILADELPHIA — After opening the season with back-to-back losses to a revamped Phillies team, the Oakland A’s secured their first win of the year Sunday behind a standout pitching performance from a staff that entered the year with significant question marks.

Starting pitcher Daulton Jefferies turned in an efficient effort and the A’s offense came to life in the late innings to key a 4-1 victory that helped Oakland avoid a sweep in the three-game series at Citizens Bank Park.

Jefferies tossed five scoreless innings of two-hit ball before the Oakland bullpen took over and continued to hold off Philadelphia’s high-powered offense. The A’s were held scoreless through five innings, but first baseman Seth Brown delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth before left fielder Billy McKinney launched a solo homer in the seventh.

Second baseman Tony Kemp, who finished the day with three hits, provided an additional lift in the ninth with a two-run single to give Oakland a 4-0 lead.

Source: Culled From Paradise Post.

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