The three players are the second set of three teammates to hit their first major league home runs in a game since the Kansas City Packers' John Potts, Duke Kenworthy and Art Kruger did so on April 26, 1914, according to STATS and SABR HR Log.
While his minor league production has been solid, if underwhelming for a prospect of his caliber, the A's are expected to give the rookie infielder a long leash with both Marcus Semien and Chad Pinder sitting on the disabled list.
This is only the second time in Major League Baseball history that three players on the same team have hit their first homers in the same game.
"Sometimes when you get here the best thing you can do is get him right in the game, right in the lineup", Melvin said. Lowrie twisted his right knee on Friday, manager Bob Melvin said.
Brugman then hit a solo in the second off Shields.
The Athletics called up their top prospect on Saturday, inserting shortstop Franklin Barreto into the lineup for their second game against the White Sox.
Olson launched his second two-run homer of the afternoon in the seventh inning off reliever Jake Petricka to bring home Rosales for a 10-2 lead.
Melky Cabrera's single scored a run in the third and Tim Anderson's sacrifice fly in the fourth added another to cut the lead to four. The 35-year-old Californian is four strikeouts shy of 2,000 for his career and had 16 in three starts while surrendering three runs combined before suffering a back injury. He went 161-119 with a 3.83 ERA in 390 appearances for Chicago from 2000-11. He went 4 1-3, 93 pitches. Rodon doesn't need another rehab start, Renteria said.
James Shields allowed the three home runs in the first three innings.
White Sox: Chicago opens a four-game series against the Yankees, with RHP David Holmberg (1-1, 2.84) starting for the White Sox and LHP Jordan Montgomery (5-4, 3.74) pitching for the Yankees.
"Another start last night". Renteria said the team plans to progress slowly with Saladino.
He had started 39 games for the A's this season at five different positions and was batting.290 with three doubles, a home run, and seven RBI during that stretch. He is 0-2 with a 6.43 ERA over his last five starts.