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As maddening as that inning was for Cahill, the third was more of the same -- at least after Dunn's two-run shot to barely cleared the left-field fence for his sixth homer.
"I think he'll end up the season with his 40 home runs like he usually has," Buehrle said.
Vizquel followed that with another short dribbler to reach first. Beckham singled and Pierre reached on yet another infield hit to load the bases. Ramirez drew a walk to score Vizquel, a fitting end to a frustrating night for Cahill, who gave way to reliever Bobby Cramer.
"I felt like my stuff was decent, I just couldn't get anybody out," Cahill said.
Cahill is now 0-4 in his last six starts.
Meanwhile, Buehrle allowed Rosales' run-scoring single in the second, the last of three straight singles for Oakland. He then settled down to throw 4 2-3 scoreless innings, allowing only a walk and an infield single in the third.
Buehrle ran into trouble in the seventh when Kurt Suzuki hit a leadoff single and Hideki Matsui hit his fourth homer of the season, cutting Chicago's lead to 6-3.
"I did like the way just didn't lay down and die," Melvin said. "We kept grinding our bats and kept hustling out there."
NOTES: Oakland rookie Jemile Weeks drove in his first career run on a bloop single in the ninth. ... Quentin extended his hitting streak to 11 games, while Konerko extended his to 10. ... Dunn's homer was the 360th of his career, breaking a tie with Johnny Mize for 74th on the career list. ... Saying he was glad to be back in the lineup, Dunn said that during his rest he learned "(I) don't like sitting out." Manager Ozzie Guillen had a request for Dunn: "I asked, 'Could you please have a good day so then they don't have to ask me anymore questions about you? Please have a good day so (hitting coach) Greg Walker doesn't have to drink a bottle of wine to forget about your bad night?'" ... Buehrle struck out four, moving within two of tying Wilbur Wood for fourth on Chicago's career strikeout list.
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