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White Sox get past reeling A's

Jun 12, 2011 - 11:33 PM Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Adam Dunn belted a three-run homer early in the game while the Chicago White Sox took advantage of a late-inning error, during a 5-4 win over the Oakland Athletics to take the four-game set.

Mark Teahen scored the go-ahead run in the home seventh on an error by Scott Sizemore, who had knotted the game with a solo homer in the previous half- inning. Paul Konerko then hit an RBI single which proved to be the winning run.

Philip Humber (6-3) allowed three runs on four hits over seven innings to get the win for Chicago, which has won five of its last seven contests. He also had seven strikeouts and two walks.

Coco Crisp recorded his 1,000th career hit in the first inning and finished 2-for-5 with two runs scored for the struggling A's, who finished a dreadful 10-game road trip at 1-9.

Oakland starter Guillermo Moscoso (2-3) suffered the loss, allowing five runs -- four earned -- on six hits and four walks.

After Oakland tied the game at three in the seventh on Sizemore's homer, the White Sox responded with a two-run home half to claim the lead for good.

Teahen led off with a walk, and after a Juan Pierre pop out, Alexei Ramirez walked to put runners at first and second. Grant Balfour came into replace Moscoso and looked to have forced Carlos Quentin into a groundout. However, Sizemore charged the ball and went for the force out to second. The throw was off target and rolled into right field, allowing Teahen to score and Ramirez to advance to third.

Konerko followed that up with a line shot into left to add a much-needed insurance run for a 5-3 edge.

The A's did threaten to tie or take the lead in the ninth. With runners on the corners and two outs, Jemile Weeks laced a ball up the middle to score Conor Jackson and make it a one-run game.

Sergio Santos then forced Crisp to ground out in a close play at first to end the game and get his 12th save of the season.

"He threw the ball good, but I think he just gets anxious to get it done," Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen said of Santos. "That's the wrong way to approach it when you're the closer."

Crisp got his 1,000th hit out of the way early, leading off the game with a single. He then stole second, moved to third on Cliff Pennington's single and scored on Hideki Matsui's sacrifice fly to right.

But the White Sox would grab the lead thanks to Dunn's two-out, three-run homer in the fourth.

"If you miss a pitch in this game, you're going to pay for it," Moscoso said of surrendering Dunn's homer. "I had to keep my focus and lasted a few more innings and luckily we tied the game."

Oakland would claw its way back to tie the game by scoring a run in each of the sixth and seventh innings. Ryan Sweeney's grounder plated Crisp in the sixth followed by Sizemore's homer in the seventh.

Game Notes

A's outfielder Josh Willingham was out of the lineup with a left Achilles tendon strain. Matsui took his place in the field...Humber registered his third straight win while Moscoso has dropped three straight starts...Chicago holds a slim 19-18 edge in the last 27 meetings...Konerko has 52 RBI this season.