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American League Preview from The Sports Network



Friday, June 7th (All times Eastern)

Oakland Athletics (37-25) at Chicago White Sox (25-33), 8:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Oakland - Jarrod Parker (4-6, 4.90) Chicago - Chris Sale (5-3, 2.44)

(Sports Network) - Former first-round draft pick Chris Sale tries to restart a win streak on Friday night when the Chicago White Sox host the Oakland Athletics in the second test of a four-game series at U.S. Cellular Field.

Sale, a product of NCAA basketball phenomenon Florida Gulf Coast University, was selected by the White Sox with the 13th overall pick in the 2010 and burst into the spotlight with a 17-8 record last season as a starter.

He was 1-2 after his initial four outings this season, but then won four straight decisions over a five start stretch that ran from April 25 through May 17.

Sale allowed just five runs in the five games, including a complete-game one- hitter against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on May 12, followed by 7 2/3 innings of three-hit scoreless ball against the Halos five days later.

The streak ended on June 2 against the Athletics, who managed a single run on four hits off Sale in six innings, but nonetheless escaped with a 2-0 victory in Oakland.

Sale is 2-1 in eight meetings with Oakland with a 3.24 earned run average in 25 innings.

He's opposed by 24-year-old righty Jarrod Parker, the seventh overall pick in the 2007 draft.

Parker, a 13-game winner last season. started this year at 0-4 but has since won four of six decisions - including a defeat of Sale and the White Sox in the aforementioned June 2 matchup.

The Fort Wayne, Ind. native allowed two hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings of that game while walking two batters and striking out seven.

He's posted a 0.71 ERA in two career starts against Chicago, allowing a single run on nine hits in 12 2/3 innings.

On Thursday, 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.

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 Athletics swept three games from the White Sox in Oakland during a series from May 31 to June 2.

06/07 10:25:33 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
ATL 117
CHA 114
8:00pm Tonight
WIN
CAR
 
8:07pm Tonight
KAN
SFG
Final
CLE 107
CHI 98
Final
WAS 84
NOP 88
Final
ATL 117
CHA 114
Final
NYK 107
MIL 120
Final
BRK 99
PHI 88
Final
DAL 108
MEM 103
Final
SAN 106
SAC 99
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MIA
HOU
 
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MIN
IND
 
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OKC
UTA
 
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DEN
POR
 
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PHO
LAL
 
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GSW
LAC
 
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LALAF
ARKST
 
Final
EDM 3
TAM 2
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NJD
NYR
 
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BOS
SJS
 
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NYI
TOR
 
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MON
DET
 
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NAS
ARI
 
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WIN
CAR
 
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CHI
PHI
 
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DAL
VAN
 
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COL
FLA
 
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CAL
TAM
 
Final
PIT 30
HOU 23