Newly acquired Adam Dunn immediately began to dividends for the Oakland Athletics hitting a home run in his first at-bat with his new team.
Picked up in exchanged for a minor league relief pitcher on Sunday, Dunn batted cleanup in his debut for the Athletics.
The home run was the 21st of the season for Dunn. He finished Monday’s game 2-of-3 and boasts a .224/.344/.443 line on the season. Dunn said following the trade that he planned to retire at the end of the season. Joining the Athletics gives him a chance to play in his first postseason game.
Pitcher Jason Hammel was given an early 5-0 lead in this one and never backed down. He finished eight eight innings of one-run ball.