Frankie Montas was solid on Thursday as he fired two innings in relief while giving up one run on two hits with two strikeouts in the A's 6-4 Game 3 win over the White Sox.
It wasn't looking good for Oakland as they faced a 3-0 deficit through three innings and the White Sox appeared to be in complete control. Montas relieved Yusmeiro Petit and kept the Sox at bay for two innings with his only run coming via a Nomar Mazara RBI single. The A's retook the lead in a big fourth inning while Montas was the pitcher of record so he was credited with the win. This had to be a confidence booster for the 27-year old, who struggled with a 5.60 ERA and 1.51 WHIP over 53 innings in the regular season. He'll continue to work out of the bullpen as the A's face the Houston Astros in a best-of-five series starting on Monday.