PEORIA, Ariz. – Sonny Gray retired the first 11 in four scoreless innings and Jed Lowrie hit his first home run of the spring for Oakland on Tuesday before the San Diego Padres rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Athletics.
Gray allowed only Will Venable's ground single while striking out two with no walks in 45 pitches. He was helped by Sam Fuld's sliding catch of Alexi Amarista's liner to left in the third.
Lowrie's two-run shot to right off Ian Kennedy came in a three-run first. Coco Crisp doubled twice and drove in a run and John Jaso added an RBI double for the A's.
Kennedy yielded four runs and eight hits, including four doubles, in four innings.
Alex Dickerson hit a three-run homer off Philip Humber in a four-run seventh for the Padres.