Vogt atones for previous mistakes, leads A's past Arizona

Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt (44) hits an infield grounder as Oakland Athletics' Stephen Vogt watch during a baseball game Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Stephen Vogt atoned for mistakes from the previous game, hitting a splashdown homer into the Chase Field swimming pool and driving in three runs as the Oakland Athletics beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Saturday night.


Vogt broke a 2-all tie with a bloop single to left field in the eighth inning. The A's catcher had two passed balls that were big factors in Oakland's 6-4 loss in the series opener Friday night.

Fernando Rodriguez (4-1) pitched two innings for the victory. The A's won at Arizona for the first time since June 17, 2008.

Drew Pomeranz struck out the side in the ninth for his third save as the Diamondbacks fell to 1-5 on their homestand.

Andrew Chafin (5-1) took the loss.
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