Birthday boy Lowrie's homer sparks A's rally

April 18th, 2018

OAKLAND -- 's American League-leading 25th hit was launched for a solo home run in the first inning Tuesday, stoking a lively Coliseum crowd at the A's free game against the White Sox, which the A's won, 10-2.

The birthday blast -- Lowrie turned 34 on Tuesday -- was the second baseman's fifth of the season, making the A's the only team employing three players with five home runs. and have also tallied as many.

Lowrie not only leads the AL in hits, but is tops in RBIs, too, with 18 -- 16 of them coming in his last 12 games. The veteran infielder is 20-for-46 (.435) over the remarkable stretch.

His first-inning shot off White Sox starter kickstarted a five-run frame, which also featured RBI hits from and .