Matt Chapman homers in A's win; he's now an all-around threat

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Matt Chapman homers in A's win; he's now an all-around threat
Matt Chapman homers in A's win; he's now an all-around threat

Before Wednesday's series finale, Texas manager Chris Woodward spent a chunk of his media session discussing Matt Chapman, the A's third baseman, and the fits he's giving the Rangers. Woodward called Chapman's evolution into one of the game's more patient hitters “frustrating,” and added, “There's nothing you can do to game plan that. … There's no secret sauce. (Tuesday) night, there were a couple of at-bats where you just see the pitch count going higher and higher, I'm like, 'Godblast this guy.' Two out, nobody on and he's like, grind, grind, strike, homer.” Chapman did more of the same Wednesday, smashing his eighth homer in the fifth inning, a solo shot to the opposite field in Oakland's

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