• Eric Sogard made his first start at shortstop since Aug. 6, 2012, on Saturday, allowing the A's to rest Jed Lowrie some and give him a start at designated hitter. Newcomer Alberto Callaspo subsequently made his first start with the A's at second base, and he was expected to play there again Sunday.
"Every now and then we're going to give Jed a day off," Melvin said. "Sogard's played quite a bit of shortstop before, just not this year. He does a nice job there."
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