Chavez (3-1) struck out seven and Sean Doolittle recorded his
second save after striking out Tyler Flowers and Leury Garcia with
the tying run at second base. Chavez settled in after yielding Dayan
Viciedo’s one-out homer in the second inning and came within three
outs of his first career complete game before Jose Abreu ended his
outing with a leadoff homer in the ninth.
Oakland won its fifth straight and moved a season-high nine games
over .500 after using three relievers in the ninth, when Chicago
scored three runs and brought the go-ahead run to the plate with one
out after Viciedo scored on Paul Konerko's sacrifice fly. Josh
Reddick had two hits and scored two runs for the Athletics, who have
won six in a row at home against the White Sox.
Oakland led 2-1 in the second inning on Reddick’s two-run triple off
John Danks (3-3), who allowed three runs while striking out five
over six frames. The Athletics extended their lead in the fifth on
Donaldson’s two-out, two-run homer into the left-field seats.
Daniel Webb took over for Danks in the seventh and allowed two runs
on four walks and two hits, including Jed Lowrie’s 500th career hit,
a two-run double into the left-center field gap. Oakland threatened
again in the eighth and loaded the bases with one out before Scott
Downs retired the next two batters to end the inning.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Oakland CF Coco Crisp missed his fifth straight game
due to a strained neck and is not expected to play during this
series. … The White Sox, who entered the game leading the American
League in runs scored, were held to seven hits and lost for the
fourth time in their last five games. … Chavez has allowed one
earned run or fewer in six of his eight starts this season, and
Oakland is 7-1 in his starts.
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