Davis scratched from A's lineup with illness

Davis scratched from A's lineup with illness

OAKLAND -- Outfielder Khris Davis, one shy of 100 RBIs, was a late scratch from Tuesday night's game against the Astros because of a stomach ailment.

"He's felt it since the morning," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "Originally had him in the lineup. Was kind of waiting to see how he'd respond, but he's not getting any better so he will not be in the lineup."

Davis, who shared the AL Player of the Week honors, is hitting .252 with 40 home runs. He was replaced in the lineup by Renato Nunez.

Worth noting

Sonny Gray threw 48 pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday and if he comes out of it healthy, he could face hitters over the weekend.

"Pretty intense in what he was doing," Melvin said. "There was a high energy level and he threw all his pitches."

• Catcher Stephen Vogt will receive the A's Dave Stewart Community Service Award for the second consecutive year, becoming the first to win the award twice in its history, which dates to 1996.

"My wife and I have always wanted to get involved with different organizations that work with kids with special needs because it's an area that a lot of people aren't comfortable doing, and we are," Vogt said.

Rick Eymer is a contributor to MLB.com based in Oakland. He covered the A's on Tuesday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.