Athletics 2, White Sox 0: Tommy Milone scattered three hits over eight innings and Kurt Suzuki ripped an RBI double in the eighth as host Oakland snapped Chicago's four-game winning streak.
After watching the Athletics get handcuffed by starter Gavin Floyd (1-3) on Tuesday, pinch hitter Kurt Suzuki greeted reliever Matt Thornton by slapping a double to left to plate Daric Barton. Suzuki improved to 8-for-16 with seven RBIs when he enters the game as a pinch hitter.
Suzuki advanced to third on Jemile Weeks' groundout and came around to score after Eric Sogard singled to left field.
Milone (3-1), who was making his first career start versus the White Sox, struck out five and did not walk a batter.
Grant Balfour stranded a runner at third base for his fifth save of the season.
Floyd was saddled with the hard-luck loss after yielding one run on two hits while striking out six in 7 1/3 innings.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Chicago hurler Philip Humber returned home to be with his wife as they are awaiting the birth of their child. Humber, who threw the 21st perfect game in major-league history on Saturday, was named the American League Player of the Week. ... Third baseman Luke Hughes committed his third error while playing in just his second game with the Athletics. He has four on the season. ... Floyd fell to 3-2 in his career versus Oakland.