Chi. White Sox 7, Oakland 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 12, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Welke, First Base - Todd Tichenor, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Bob Davidson,
Attendance - 25106

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 8 3
Chi. White Sox 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 0 7 11 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 61-53 34-26 27-27 L1
Chi. White Sox 62-51 32-26 30-25 W1

Recap

White Sox 7, Athletics 3: A.J. Pierzynski’s home run keyed a five-run sixth inning as Chicago took the rubber match of a three-game series at home.

Pierzynski broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run blast to left against Bartolo Colon (9-9). Dewayne Wise, making his return to the majors after being signed to a minor-league deal earlier this month, followed with an RBI base hit and scored on a two-run single by Gordon Beckham.

Chris Sale (14-3) pitched 6 2/3 solid innings for the win, scattering six hits while striking out 11 without a walk.

Oakland’s two runs against Sale both came on solo homers, with Jonny Gomes going deep in the sixth inning and Adam Rosales in the seventh. Derek Norris tacked on a solo homer off Addison Reed in the ninth.

Pierzynski stretched the Chicago lead to 7-2 in the bottom of the seventh with some alert baserunning, scoring from first on a groundout when nobody bothered to cover home plate for the Athletics.

Colon yielded six runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings, striking out two and walking two.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Chicago extended its lead in the American League Central to two games over Detroit, which lost at Texas on Sunday ... Colon is 0-2 against the White Sox this season ... Oakland lost for just the fourth time in its last 14 road games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Chi. White Sox
Bartolo Colon Player Chris Sale
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 6.2
2 Strikeouts 11
9 Hits 6
7.94 ERA 2.70
Hitting
Oakland   Chi. White Sox
Adam Rosales Player Alex Rios
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 4
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 8 3 17 .229 5 13 3 0 0 3
Chi. White Sox 11 1 16 .314 9 3 6 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The White Sox have a W/L % of .574 after a win and .529 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Athletics have a W/L % of .557 after a win and .509 after a loss.