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A's go for sweep of visiting White Sox

Aug 16, 2007 - 1:03 PM Chi White Sox (54-65) at Oakland (59-62) 3:35 pm EDT

OAKLAND, California (Ticker) -- The Oakland Atheltics look to complete a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.

In the first two games of the series, the Athletics have pulled out 4-3 and 3-2 wins.

The A's have made a habit of playing close games this year due to a stellar pitching staff and a largely stagnant offense. Oakland ranks third in the majors with a 3.95 team ERA, but comes in just 26th in batting average at .252.

Luckily for the A's, the White Sox are the lone team in the American League with a worse offense, coming in at .246.

Dan Haren (13-4, 2.53 ERA) will try to clinch the sweep for Oakland. The AL ERA leader has allowed three runs or less in his last seven starts, but is 0-1 with a 5.56 ERA is two career starts against the White Sox.

Countering for Chicago will be veteran Javier Vazquez (10-5, 3.65). The righthander is 7-1 over his last nine starts and has a 2.97 ERA and 58 strikeouts over that stretch.

Vazquez will be trying to get the ball to All-Star closer Bobby Jenks, who tied a major league record by setting down his 41st straight batter on Sunday. Jim Barr also retired 41 straight batters for San Francisco in 1972.








  • AL
    FINAL 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    - - - - - - - - -
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
    OAKLAND 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0
    10 R H E
    -- - - -
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 5 12 0
    OAKLAND 3 8 11 2 (FINAL 10)

    BATTERIES: CHA

    Aug 16 7:10 PM


  • AL
    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY KURT SUZUKI (4) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 10TH OFF MATT THORNTON SCORED MARK ELLIS AND MARCO SCUTARO.
    FINAL SCORE: OAKLAND 8, CHI WHITE SOX 5

    White Sox vs. AthleticsAug 16 7:10 PM
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    White Sox vs. AthleticsAug 16 7:05 PM
  • 105
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 40 roots (Extra Innings)

    White Sox vs. AthleticsAug 16 6:56 PM
  • 65
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    AFaust3 Added 5 roots

    White Sox vs. AthleticsAug 16 6:34 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 60 roots (Close Finish)

    White Sox vs. AthleticsAug 16 6:24 PM


  • AL
    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY SHANNON STEWART (10) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF BOONE LOGAN.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 5, OAKLAND 5
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: N SWISHER (.256, 2-FOR-3)

    White Sox vs. AthleticsAug 16 6:01 PM


  • AL
    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DARIN ERSTAD SCORED A.J. PIERZYNSKI.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D ERSTAD ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 5
    OAKLAND 4 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J URIBE (.229, 1-FOR-3)

    White Sox vs. AthleticsAug 16 5:52 PM


  • AL
    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JIM THOME SCORED DANNY RICHAR.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J THOME ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 4
    OAKLAND 4 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: P KONERKO (.266, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    White Sox vs. AthleticsAug 16 5:35 PM


  • AL
    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY MIKE PIAZZA (4) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 5TH OFF JAVIER VAZQUEZ SCORED NICK SWISHER.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 3, OAKLAND 4
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: M ELLIS (.259, 0-FOR-2)

    White Sox vs. AthleticsAug 16 5:21 PM


  • AL
    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KURT SUZUKI SCORED MIKE PIAZZA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, K SUZUKI ON FIRST, J HANNAHAN ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 3
    OAKLAND 2 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: T BUCK (.290, 0-FOR-2)

    White Sox vs. AthleticsAug 16 4:58 PM


  • AL
    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JACK HANNAHAN SCORED JACK CUST.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J HANNAHAN ON FIRST, M PIAZZA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 3
    OAKLAND 1 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: K SUZUKI (.242, 0-FOR-1)

    White Sox vs. AthleticsAug 16 4:57 PM


  • AL
    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY NICK SWISHER ALLOWED A.J. PIERZYNSKI TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J URIBE ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 3
    OAKLAND 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: D RICHAR (.184, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    White Sox vs. AthleticsAug 16 4:29 PM


  • AL
    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DANNY RICHAR SCORED DARIN ERSTAD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D RICHAR ON FIRST, J URIBE ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 2
    OAKLAND 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J OWENS (.255, 0-FOR-1)

    White Sox vs. AthleticsAug 16 3:58 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CHA - JAVIER VAZQUEZ
    OAK - DAN HAREN

    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: T BUCK (.292, 7 HR, 34 RBI)
    S STEWART (.300, 9 HR, 36 RBI)
    N SWISHER (.253, 14 HR, 57 RBI)

    White Sox vs. AthleticsAug 16 3:47 PM