Graveman tosses 2-hitter, Davis homers as A’s rout White Sox

August 20, 2016
Oakland Athletics' Stephen Vogt hits a one-run double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — Kendall Graveman faced one batter over the minimum while throwing a two-hitter, Khris Davis hit his 31st home run and the Oakland Athletics beat the White Sox 8-0 on Friday night to hand James Shields his 15th loss.

Graveman (9-8) allowed leadoff singles to Jose Abreu in the third and Adam Eaton in the seventh. Both were immediately doubled off first on line drives. Justin Morneau reached on an error by first baseman Yonder Alonso in the eighth.

Graveman struck out five and needed 97 pitches for his second complete game of the season.

Stephen Vogt and Yonder Alonso also homered for the A’s, who snapped a five-game losing streak.

Shields (5-15) matched a career-high for losses in a season set with Tampa Bay in 2010. The three homers allowed gave him a major league high-tying 29 and the six earned runs in 4 2/3 innings gave him a major league-high 91.