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Cust looks to lift Athletics over White Sox

Aug 15, 2007 - 2:27 PM Chi White Sox (54-64) at Oakland (52-68) 10:05 pm EDT

OAKLAND, California (Ticker) -- Jack Cust will look to build off his second career multi-homer performance when the Oakland Athletics host the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.

Cust homered twice and drove in three runs as the Athletics managed to hang on for a 4-3 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday. The six-year veteran is 9-for-23 (.391) with three blasts and 12 RBI over his previous six contests.

The 28-year-old Cust, who had spent parts of six seasons with four different organizations and had just five career homers before coming to Oakland, is hitting .273 with a club-high 20 homers and 63 RBI this season.

Joe Blanton (9-8, 4.10 ERA) will take the mound for the Athletics, who are looking for their third consecutive win.

Blanton is coming off his worst outing of the season, surrendering nine runs over just four innings in a 16-10 triumph over the Detroit Tigers on Friday.

Chicago will counter with Mark Buehrle (9-7, 3.34), who was tagged for seven runs - six earned - and eight hits over four innings in Thursday's 7-5 setback to the Cleveland Indians.

The White Sox have lost five of their last seven contests following a four-game winning streak.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 8 1
    OAKLAND 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 x 3 7 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CHA - MARK BUEHRLE, EHREN WASSERMANN (8TH) AND TOBY HALL
    OAK - JOE BLANTON, ALAN EMBREE (8TH), HUSTON STREET
    (9TH) AND KURT SUZUKI

    HOME RUNS: CHA - NONE
    OAK - KUR

    Aug 16 12:21 AM
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    RUWTbot Added 35 roots (Close Finish)

    White Sox vs. AthleticsAug 16 12:12 AM


  • AL
    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY PAUL KONERKO SCORED JERMAINE DYE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, P KONERKO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 2
    OAKLAND 3 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: D ERSTAD (.259, 0-FOR-3)

    White Sox vs. AthleticsAug 16 12:02 AM


  • AL
    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JOSH FIELDS SCORED JERRY OWENS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 1
    OAKLAND 3 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J DYE (.243, 0-FOR-3)

    White Sox vs. AthleticsAug 15 11:58 PM


  • AL
    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY KURT SUZUKI (3) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF MARK BUEHRLE SCORED DONNIE MURPHY.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 0, OAKLAND 3
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: T BUCK (.290, 1-FOR-3)

    White Sox vs. AthleticsAug 15 11:42 PM


  • AL
    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE PIAZZA SCORED NICK SWISHER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M PIAZZA ON FIRST, J CUST ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 0
    OAKLAND 1 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: M ELLIS (.262, 0-FOR-1)

    White Sox vs. AthleticsAug 15 10:59 PM