Anibal Sanchez appeared to start the top of the fifth inning well, retiring his first leadoff hitter of the game with a Jed Lowrie strikeout. Brandon Moss had other ideas, launching a 2-2 pitch that caught too much of the plate to right field to give Oakland a 4-3 lead. (.gif couresty @gifdsports)
You know a ball is crushed when the outfielder doesn't even turn around to see where it lands.
Yoenis Cespedes followed the Moss homer with a single, then Seth Smith blasted a two-run shot, giving Oakland a 6-3 lead. The homer chased Sanchez, who only allowed nine homers during the regular season:
This is Anibal's first game giving up multiple home runs in over a year.— YCPB (@cantpredictball) October 7, 2013
Jose Alvarez replaced Sanchez.