Chi. White Sox 9, Oakland 4

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 9, 2011 8:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 52°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian O'Nora, First Base - Alfonso Marquez, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Ed Rapuano,
Attendance - 22170

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 9 1
Chi. White Sox 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 9 15 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 27-37 14-15 13-22 L10
Chi. White Sox 31-34 14-16 17-18 W1

Recap

Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko belted home runs and Mark Buehrle threw seven solid innings to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 9-4 home win over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday.

The loss spoiled Bob Melvin's first game as interim manager of the Athletics, who have lost 10 in a row.

Buehrle (6-4) posted his eighth consecutive quality start and has won five of his past six decisions. He improved to 6-13 against Oakland.

Melvin replaced Bob Geren, who was fired on Thursday, but the move didn't immediately change Oakland's fortunes. The Athletics have just four extra-base hits over their past four games and have been held to three runs or fewer seven times during their losing streak.

Hideki Matsui had the only extra-base hit for Oakland, going 2-for-3 with a home run to break a 1-for-22 slump.

Athletics starter Trevor Cahill (6-4) lost his fourth straight decision, including two against the White Sox. He hasn't won since May 9.

Oakland has lost 16 of 21 overall, while the White Sox have won seven of 10.

Chicago's Carlos Quentin extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single in the sixth.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Chi. White Sox
Trevor Cahill Player Mark Buehrle
Loss W/L Win
2.2 IP 7.0
1 Strikeouts 4
8 Hits 7
20.25 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Oakland   Chi. White Sox
Hideki Matsui Player Omar Vizquel
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 1
1 HR 0
5 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 9 1 12 .257 12 7 4 2 0 1
Chi. White Sox 15 2 21 .417 11 6 9 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Oakland. The White Sox have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .486 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Athletics have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .405 after a loss.
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