Reddick, Davis, Butler homer for A’s in 7-1 win over Rockies

Stephen Vogt, Josh Reddick, Nick Hundley
Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick, center, is greeted by teammate Stephen Vogt, right, after hitting a two run home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher David Hale in the first inning of their baseball game Monday, June 29, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. At left is Colorado Rockies catcher Nick Hundley. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

OAKLAND (AP) — Josh Reddick and Ike Davis hit two-run homers in the first inning to back seven scoreless innings from Kendall Graveman, and the Oakland Athletics snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Colorado Rockies 7-1 on Monday night.

Billy Butler also homered off David Hale (2-3) and scored three runs as power-starved Oakland matched its season high for homers. The power barrage helped the A’s bounce back after getting swept in a three-game series by Kansas City to open a 10-game homestand.

Graveman (5-4) was the beneficiary of the big night from the bats, shutting down Nolan Arenado and the Rockies for his latest strong start since returning from the minors.

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