Dallas Keuchel took the loss on Wednesday when he allowed five runs (three earned) on six hits with four strikeouts and no walks in the White Sox 5-3 loss to the A's in Game 2.
Things got off to a rough start in the bottom of the first inning as Keuchel gave up three singles, which led to two unearned runs as Nick Madrigal committed an error on a Matt Olson ground ball. After giving up just two home runs over 61 1/3 innings in the regular season, the veteran southpaw gave up two bombs in Wednesday's defeat, one to Marcus Semien and the other to Khris Davis, respectively. The 32-year old had been a reliable performer all year for the White Sox but the A's made him pay with their backs against the wall. That's playoff baseball for you.