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Lowrie hits 3-run homer in 9-run 1st inning, starting Athletics to 16-6 rout of White Sox

  • Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie watches his three-run home run off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana in the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

    Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie watches his three-run home run off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana in the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia can't catch up to a double by Oakland Athletics' Daric Barton in the second inning of a spring exhibition baseball game Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

    Chicago White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia can't catch up to a double by Oakland Athletics' Daric Barton in the second inning of a spring exhibition baseball game Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana delivers against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana delivers against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)  (The Associated Press)

Jed Lowrie hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in a nine-run first inning off Jose Quintana and Sam Fuld added a two-run triple, starting the Oakland Athletics to a 16-6 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.

Quintana faced nine batters and didn't get any outs, allowing nine runs, seven hits and two walks.

Oakland starter Jesse Chavez improved to 4-0, giving up two runs and six hits in 4 2-3 innings. A's manager Bob Melvin indicated before the game that Chavez will be part of the team's starting rotation.

Jordan Danks hit a two-run homer and a solo shot for Chicago. Conor Gillaspie and Tyler Flowers hit solo homers.