Oakland Athletics prospect Matt Chapman has struggled acclimating to big league pitching. Entering play on Saturday, he had struck out in 22 of his first 41 major league at-bats and was without a home run in the bigs. That all changed when he stepped in against Corey Kluber in the third inning.
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Exactly a month after his debut, the No. 94 overall prospect in the game at the beginning of the season, as ranked by Baseball America, got the first home run of his career. In 49 games at Triple-A Nashville, he had launched 16, having hit 36 last season across two different levels of the Oakland system.