Takeaways: Matt Chapman’s hot second half continues in A’s win over Mariners

first_imgThe A’s took Game 1 of this two-game series with a 9-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night, extending Oakland’s win streak to five games.Here are three takeaways.Matt Chapman’s hot streak gets hotterChapman’s bat caught fire sometime in mid-June, but his offensive potency has only intensified since the All-Star break.Over those six games since gathering with the best of ’em in Cleveland, Chapman’s batted .600 with four runs, three doubles, a home run and seven RBIs. The home …last_img

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