Phegley busts out for A's before Dodgers strike back

Rotation hopeful Graveman works 4 2/3 shutout innings of 2-hit ball

Phegley busts out for A's before Dodgers strike back

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers erupted for eight runs in the eighth inning on three home runs Monday for a 10-5 victory over the A's at Camelback Ranch.

Darnell Sweeney's one-out grand slam against right-hander Ryan Cook started the Dodgers' late-game fireworks, followed by back-to-back homers from Scott Schebler (for three runs) and Chris Heisey against left-hander Ryan Verdugo.

"[Cook] just wasn't throwing the ball over the plate. When he did, they hit it," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "He's got to iron that out."

Josh Phegley homered, doubled and drove in three runs to lead the A's, while starting pitcher Kendall Graveman threw 4 2/3 scoreless innings.

Phegley's two-run double

Phegley slugged a home run leading off the third inning against Dodgers starter Zack Greinke. In the fourth inning off reliever Chris Hatcher, Phegley doubled over the head of right fielder Scott Van Slyke. That scored Billy Butler, who had walked, and Jason Pridie, who had cashed in Marcus Semien's infield single with an RBI fielder's choice.

Graveman allowed two hits and Oakland's defense turned a pair of double plays on Juan Uribe grounders.

Darwin Barney had three hits for the Dodgers, including an RBI double in a two-run sixth inning that included an RBI groundout by Adrian Gonzalez.

Dodgers relievers Joel Peralta, Chad Gaudin and Yimi Garcia each pitched a scoreless inning.

Up next: The A's face a split-squad Padres team in Hohokam Stadium on Tuesday (1:05 PT, exclusive webcast) with Scott Kazmir getting the start. Ike Davis (back spasms) is scheduled to take batting practice but is not expected back in the lineup.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.