"It's great to be able to contribute and help the team," Chapman told reporters after the game. "Getting an experience like this is definitely a confidence-booster. When you play against guys that have played in the big leagues for this long, it's nice to have a little bit of success to take some momentum into the season wherever I go. That's out of my control. All I can control is showing up every day, working hard and trying to get better."
Chapman is likely to open the season with Double-A Midland, but he's making a name for himself in big league camp this year. The infielder has five hits in 19 at-bats in the Cactus League and his three homers are tied for the team lead with Stephen Vogt. Chapman's two-run shot Tuesday came off veteran Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa.
Meanwhile, A's top pitching prospect Sean Manaea (No. 68 overall) fired two scoreless innings to lower his spring ERA to 1.35. The left-hander allowed two hits and struck out three in his third appearance.
"I'm glad I hit one hard, but Champ ... Joey, that was amazing," Fielder told reporters after the game. "We gave up cheering while it was flying because that was too far. That was amazing. Joey is the Champ. That's pretty far, and to do it off a side-arming left-hander. ... First pitch, that's why we have him."
• Dodgers No. 12 prospectAustin Barnes hit his fourth homer in the Cactus League, a two-run shot off White Sox left-hander Dan Jennings. For Barnes, it was the catcher's third homer in his last four games.
• Reds No. 17 prospect Blake Trahan went 2-for-2 to raise his Cactus League average to .462. The shortstop also stole his first base of the spring.
• Astros No. 24 prospectChris Devenski pitched two scoreless innings in relief against the Nationals. The right-hander struck out two and allowed one hit, lowering his Grapefruit League ERA to 1.50 in the process.