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American League Game Summary - Oakland at Chicago



(Thursday, June 6th)

Final Score: Oakland 5, Chicago 4 (10 innings)

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Adam Rosales hit the last of Oakland's four solo homers with two outs in the top of the 10th inning to lift the Athletics to a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox in the opener of a four-game series at U.S. Cellular Field.

Rosales' blast inside the left-field foul pole off Matt Thornton (0-2) helped the red-hot Athletics improve to a season-high best 12 games over .500 at 37-25. Oakland has won 17 of its last 20 games.

Yoenis Cespedes took Chicago starter Jose Quintana deep twice, while Josh Reddick also homered off the left-hander.

Dan Straily started for Oakland and gave up four runs on six hits in seven innings. Jerry Blevins (5-0) earned the win after striking out Tyler Flowers to end the bottom of the ninth with a runner on second.

The White Sox placed a runner on third in the home 10th, but Grant Balfour earned his 14th save by retiring Adam Dunn on a deep fly ball to left field.

Extra innings was the last thing Chicago players wanted. After all, they returned home after ending an eight-game losing streak with Wednesday's 16- inning victory at Seattle.

"Even after the late arrival and the long game (Thursday), we had a lot of energy," White Sox acting manager Mark Parent said.

The White Sox jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning on Thursday. Alexei Ramirez blooped a two-out single over the shortstop to bring home Flowers and Alejandro De Aza. Ramirez then stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch before scoring on a base hit by Alex Rios.

Quintana was unhittable in the early going as he retired the first 11 batters. The A's, however, scored in four straight innings, beginning with Cespedes' two-out shot to left-center in the fourth.

"You never feel like you're ever down on this team," Straily said. "There's never any quit."

Rosales doubled home Nate Freiman with two outs in the fifth, but the White Sox got a run back in the home half of the inning. Gordon Beckham led off with a walk, advanced to third on Flowers' double and scored on a De Aza single.

Chicago then loaded the bases with one out later in the fifth, but Reddick snagged Dunn's fly ball in right and threw Flowers out home to end the inning. Oakland catcher Derek Norris managed to hold onto the ball following a collision at the plate.

Cespedes and Reddick launched homers in the next two frames to tie things up.

Game Notes

Chicago skipper Robin Ventura missed Thursday's game to attend family graduation ceremonies in California. Parent, the bench coach, managed in place of Ventura, who will also miss Friday's game ... The A's limited the White Sox to three runs while sweeping a three-game set in Oakland last weekend ... The White Sox placed pitcher Jake Peavy on the 15-day disabled list with a fracture of the left fourth anterior rib. The White Sox also shuffled their bullpen following Wednesday's marathon game in Seattle, recalling Deunte Heath from Triple-A Charlotte and purchasing the contract of pitcher Ramon Troncoso from the Knights. Brian Omogrosso was optioned to Charlotte.

06/07 01:32:17 ET

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BSU 52
 
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CAR 2
 
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GSW 80
 
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UNC 36
 
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BOS 102
CHI 109
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GSW 80
 
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TOR 43
DAL 48
 
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MIL 53
 
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ATL 41
NOP 32
 
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HOU 36
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NYK 17
 
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ORL 34
 
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SAC 14
 
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MARS 66
WKENT 67
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KSU 27
AKR 24
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BGU 24
BST 41
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BUF 41
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TOL 52
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ARK 14
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SALABAMA 40
NAVY 42
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ARZ 42
ARST 35
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AFA 27
COLST 24
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UCLA 10
STAN 31
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VT 3
UVA 3
 
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ECU 7
 
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NCCU 65
EILL 40
 
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KU 82
TENN 67
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TEXAM 87
NO 65
 
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RAD 65
 
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BUT 64
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PVU 71
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SCU 44
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DART 68
MAST 67
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FIU 61
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UTEP 77
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JMU 56
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LAM 59
 
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PSU 88
 
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MINN 66
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PEAY 62
STEPH 83
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FSU 58
CSOU 47
 
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VALPO 66
DRAK 46
 
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MTST 51
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SDU 75
PRIN 65
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WASU 76
RICE 74
 
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CSFU 64
USCU 79
 
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GT 61
RIDE 54
 
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ALAST 85
 
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NCSU 54
BSU 52
 
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TCU 46
BRAD 44
 
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WAKE 61
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HART 83
EMERSON 50
 
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STJ 50
GONZ 58
 
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CLEM 56
HIGH 51
 
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SYR 64
HC 42
 
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MD 51
MON 46
 
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SAV 57
 
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MIAMI 87
SALA 75
 
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VANDY 57
 
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TENST 33
 
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MARS 22
CLST 33
 
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JST 25
HOF 37
 
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INDST 22
MEM 40
 
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UNC 36
 
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CHI 4
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PIT 2
CAR 2
 
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NJD 4
DET 3
 
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BUF 1
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VAN 1
 
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WIN 1
 
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FLA 1
OTT 2
 
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STL 1
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DAL 0
MIN 0