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Since Carter began 0 for 32 in his initial 11 big league games, he is 4 for 8 in his past three games to raise his average 100 points (.100). He hit a solo homer leading off the third, then Jack Cust added an RBI single in the sixth. Oakland hosts the first-place Texas Rangers for a four-game series to end its final homestand.
The A's Jeff Larish snapped a career-worst 0-for-16 stretch with a two-out double in the seventh. It was just his second hit in 30 at-bats over his past 12 games.
NOTES: Pierre's career-best year for steals was 65 in 2003 for Florida. ... A's manager Bob Geren plans to play 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff every other day because he recently missed nearly two weeks with back spasms. ... The A's renewed their player development agreement with Triple-A Sacramento through the 2014 season. ... White Sox skipper Ozzie Guillen would like to see the team bring back players such as 1B Paul Konerko, RHP Freddy Garcia and C A.J. Pierzynski, yet he isn't expecting it to happen. ... Chicago went 2-4 at the Coliseum this year and 4-5 overall against the A's in 2010. ... A's closer Andrew Bailey, the 2009 AL Rookie of the Year, is set to see Dr. James Andrews on Thursday for another opinion on his troublesome elbow. ... Eric Sogard earned his first start at 2B for the A's.
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