Gio Gonzalez was handed his second career loss on Sunday. (Ben Margot/AP)
By Mike Scarr / MLB.com
Rookie left-hander Gio Gonzalez struggled in his third big league start, allowing eight runs on six hits and five walks and striking out three in 3 1/3 innings. The A's offense was quiet, mustering just four hits, with two coming from Daric Barton.
Game Scores: Vazquez 78, Gonzalez, G 15. WP: Gonzalez, G. Pitches-strikes: Vazquez 91-66, Richard
13-8, Gonzalez, G 88-43, Blevins 26-16, Meyer 64-40. Groundouts-flyouts: Vazquez 6-6, Richard 0-0, Gonzalez, G
5-3, Blevins 3-2, Meyer 0-1. Batters faced: Vazquez 28, Richard 3, Gonzalez, G 21, Blevins 7, Meyer 14. Inherited
runners-scored: Blevins 2-0. Umpires: HP: Adrian Johnson. 1B: Chris Tiller. 2B: Jim Joyce. 3B: Jeff Nelson.
Weather: 67 degrees, sunny. Wind: 12 mph, L to R. T: 2:19. Att: 28,843. Venue:
O.co Coliseum. August 17, 2008 August 17, 2008
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner