Sep 1, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics designated hitter Adam Dunn (10) hits a two run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago White Sox traded Adam Dunn on Sunday, and on Monday, in his debut with the Oakland Athletics Dunn hit a home run.
Oakland also won in Dunn’s debut by a 6-1 score against the Seattle Mariners.
In an MLB.com article on the Athletics site, it said of Dunn, who hit a two-run home run:
"“Dunn hit a two-run homer on Monday with his very first swing as a member of the A’s, becoming the 12th player in Oakland history to homer in his first at-bat with the club. In the process, he appeared to breathe new life into an offense that has lost its mojo in recent weeks.”"
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The win by the A’s in Dunn’s Oakland debut moved them to 79 wins this season. They trail the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim by 4.5 games in the AL West standings.
Dunn finished 2-for-3 on the day.
Dunn played most of the past four seasons for the White Sox. In ’14, Dunn batted .220 with 20 home runs and 17 doubles. He also had 54 RBIs in 106 games (363 at-bats) with the White Sox this season. Dunn has 65 walks this season, with a .340 on-base percentage.