After Thursday, the Oakland Athletics may be considering asking the Colorado Rockies if they wouldn't mind switching home parks for a while. The A's completed a sweep in Coors Field on Thursday, busting out big offense yet again in an 8-2 win.
Brandon Moss doubled and Kurt Suzuki singled in the top of the second inning and both came in to score on a throwing error to grab an early gift 2-0 lead. Moss hit another double in the top of the third that drove in two more runs and made it 4-0 A's.
The scoring stood at 4-0 until Josh Reddick hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth; his 15th homer of the season. Moss then led off the top of the ninth with his fifth home run and fourth in the series against the Rockies. Since being called up earlier this month, Moss' five home runs and two doubles comprise all seven of his big-league hits. He seems to be working out well so far.
Coco Crisp hit an RBI single and Cliff Pennington added an RBI groundout in the ninth to make it 8-0. Marco Scutaro hit a one-out home run to get the Rockies on the board in the bottom of the ninth and Tyler Colvin contributed an RBI double, but that would be the last gasp for Colorado in the game and in the series.
Not to be ignored amid all the offense is the performance of Oakland starting pitcher Jarrod Parker, who pitched seven shutout innings, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out six. Parker gets the win and improves to 3-3.