Oakland 7, Chi. White Sox 5

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, June 10, 2011 8:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 57°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alfonso Marquez, First Base - Ed Hickox, Second Base - Ed Rapuano, Third Base - Brian O'Nora,
Attendance - 20166

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 7 13 1
Chi. White Sox 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 5 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 28-37 14-15 14-22 W1
Chi. White Sox 31-35 14-17 17-18 L1

Recap

Scott Sizemore hit a three-run double in the ninth inning as the Oakland Athletics halted a 10-game losing streak Friday night with a 7-5 win over the host Chicago White Sox.

Sizemore capped Oakland's four-run rally with the go-ahead two-base hit to center field off Sergio Santos (2-3). The White Sox closer has now surrendered seven runs over his past two outings after allowing just four runs over his previous 29 innings.

Sizemore's heroics made a winner out of Grant Balfour (4-1), who worked a scoreless eighth inning. Andrew Bailey tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his first save of the season.

Friday's triumph was the first for interim manager Bob Melvin, who improved to 1-1 since taking over for the departed Bob Geren. It also ended Oakland's longest losing streak since 2008.

Paul Konerko hit a two-run homer for the White Sox, his team-leading 15th of the season and sixth in the past nine games. Alex Rios and Adam Dunn added RBIs in the three-run fifth that turned a 2-2 tie into a seemingly comfortable 5-2 Chicago advantage.

The late Oakland comeback spoiled a strong start from White Sox starter Edwin Jackson, who is now winless in his last three outings. Jackson allowed two runs on eight hits over six innings while striking out just one batter - his lowest total since July 7 of last season.

Oakland starter Graham Godfrey, making his major-league debut in place of Brett Anderson (elbow), surrendered five runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 frames.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Chi. White Sox
Graham Godfrey Player Edwin Jackson
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.1 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 1
9 Hits 8
10.38 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Oakland   Chi. White Sox
Scott Sizemore Player A.J. Pierzynski
3 Hits 3
3 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 4
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 13 0 18 .325 24 5 7 5 1 1
Chi. White Sox 12 1 19 .324 13 5 4 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Oakland. The White Sox have a W/L % of .452 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 .421 after a loss.
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