Chavez (3-6, 2.75) allowed one run on three hits in seven innings, and he got the run support he's been deprived of most of the season.
"Yeah, I was telling Jess after the game, I said, 'We can't score for you, then we put up 16,'" Billy Butler said. "Kind of feel they came all at one time. He's pitched great all year and just had some tough luck."
The right-hander entered the game with the lowest run support in the Majors. Despite his impressive ERA, he had just two wins on the season and was rarely rewarded for his efforts.
That all changed Wednesday, as the A's exploded for 20 hits. Chavez was prepared to continue pitching in the eighth, but the A's tallied seven more runs to turn a blowout into a massacre.