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White Sox hold on to defeat Athletics

May 14, 2011 - 6:53 AM Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Omar Vizquel doubled in a run during a four-run second inning that proved to be enough for the White Sox in a 4-3 win over the Athletics.

Phil Humber (3-3) was solid in his start, allowing three runs on six hits in six-plus innings to get the win, Chicago's fifth in six games.

"I don't think anyone was expecting much out of me to start the year, but hopefully they're starting to expect more out of me," Humber said.

David DeJesus went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Oakland, which dropped the opener of this three-game series after splitting a rain-shortened series with the Rangers.

Brandon McCarthy (1-4) was charged with four runs -- three earned -- on five hits over seven innings in the loss.

Humber gave up just two hits through the first six innings before the A's rallied in the seventh.

Three straight singles loaded the bases, and Humber was pulled after a wild pitch plated Ryan Sweeney and a DeJesus single brought in Hideki Matsui for a 4-2 game.

Jesse Crain came in from the bullpen and yielded a sacrifice fly to Kevin Kouzmanoff before getting out of the inning holding a one-run lead.

Coco Crisp took a chance on the basepaths in the bottom of the eighth. With the left-handed Matt Thornton working out of the stretch, Crisp took a big lead off third base with the right-handed hitting Conor Jackson up as a pinch- hitter.

Crisp broke for home on high 0-1 fastball, but wasn't fast enough to get by catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who dove in front of the plate to tag the runner out on his head-first slide.

"It was all on me. I felt like I had it," Crisp said of his attempt.

Sergio Santos worked a 1-2-3 ninth to pick up his fourth save of the season.

The White Sox put their first three hitters on base to start their four-run second inning. Paul Konerko started the frame with a single and eventually scored on a fielder's choice groundout from Alex Rios, and Carlos Quentin came around on Vizquel's double down the right-field line.

Gordon Beckham pushed another run across with a sacrifice fly, and Vizquel scored on McCarthy's errant pickoff throw.

Game Notes

McCarthy opened his big-league career with the White Sox in 2005...Vizquel and Konerko posted four of Chicago's five hits...Humber threw 61 of his 82 pitches for strikes...Game time was 2:21.

  • CHICAGO: 4
    OAKLAND: 3

    May 14 12:27 AM

  • Kevin Kouzmanoff sacrifice fly to center scored Kurt Suzuki. Runner on first with two outs and Cliff Pennington due up.

    White Sox 4, Athletics 3  Bot 7, 2 OutsMay 13 11:52 PM
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    White Sox 4, Athletics 3  Bot 7, 2 OutsMay 13 11:52 PM

  • David DeJesus single to right scored Hideki Matsui. On the play, Kurt Suzuki advanced to third. Runners on first and third with none out and Mark Ellis due up.

    White Sox 4, Athletics 2  Bot 7, 0 OutsMay 13 11:48 PM

  • Hideki Matsui advanced to third and Ryan Sweeney scored on a Philip Humber wild pitch. Runners on first and third with none out and David DeJesus at the plate.

    White Sox 4, Athletics 1  Bot 7, 0 OutsMay 13 11:47 PM

  • Juan Pierre advanced to third and Omar Vizquel scored on Brandon McCarthy's throwing error on the pickoff attempt. Runner on third with two outs and Alexei Ramirez at the plate.

    White Sox 4, Athletics 0  Top 2, 2 OutsMay 13 10:36 PM

  • Gordon Beckham sacrifice fly to right scored Alex Rios. Runner on second with two outs and Juan Pierre due up.

    White Sox 3, Athletics 0  Top 2, 2 OutsMay 13 10:31 PM

  • Omar Vizquel double to right scored Carlos Quentin. On the play, Alex Rios advanced to third. Runners on second and third with one out and Gordon Beckham due up.

    White Sox 2, Athletics 0  Top 2, 1 OutMay 13 10:28 PM

  • Alex Rios reached first on a fielder's choice, short to second, scoring Paul Konerko. On the play, Carlos Quentin advanced to third. Runners on first and third with one out and Omar Vizquel due up.

    White Sox 1, Athletics 0  Top 2, 1 OutMay 13 10:27 PM

  • CHICAGO: 0
    OAKLAND: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

    May 13 10:07 PM
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