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Buehrle seeks to help White Sox even series with A's

Jul 4, 2008 - 1:09 PM Oakland (46-39) at Chicago (49-36) 7:05 pm. EDT

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The Chicago White Sox should be able to rebound from their first loss in more than a week with Mark Buehrle on the mound.

Buehrle shoots for a fifth straight winning decision on Friday as the White Sox continue a four-game series with the Oakland Athletics.

Chicago had won seven straight overall, and nine straight at home before Justin Duchscherer threw seven outstanding innings and Donnie Murphy hit a go-ahead home run to lead the A's to a 3-2 victory on Thursday.

Buehrle (6-6, 3.79 ERA) represents a good chance for Chicago to get even. The lefthander is 4-0 with a 1.15 ERA in his last five starts, and has thrown at least seven innings in that span. Buehrle allowed an unearned run and six hits in seven innings of a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

Buehrle has not lost since May 27. However, that may change, as he is 3-10 with a 3.78 ERA in 22 games against Oakland.

The A's, who have won six of the last seven meetings, send struggling rigthander Joe Blanton (4-11, 4.97) to the hill. Blanton, who is 1-5 with a 7.49 ERA in his last six starts, is looking to avoid joining San Francisco's Barry Zito as the majors' only 12-game losers.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    OAKLAND 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 1 7 17 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: OAK - JOE BLANTON, BRAD ZIEGLER (8TH), SANTIAGO CASILLA (9TH) AND
    KURT SUZUKI
    CHA - MARK BUEHRLE, OCTAVIO DOTEL (6TH), NICK MASSET
    (7TH), BOONE LOGAN (7TH), ADAM R

    Jul 4 10:00 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DONNIE MURPHY SCORED RAJAI DAVIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D MURPHY ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 7
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: J HANNAHAN (.218, 1-FOR-3, BB, RBI)

    Athletics 7, White Sox 1  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 4 9:45 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DONNIE MURPHY SCORED JACK CUST.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, D MURPHY ON FIRST, W BANKSTON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 6
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: J HANNAHAN (.219, 1-FOR-2, BB, RBI)

    Athletics 6, White Sox 1  Top 7, 0 OutsJul 4 9:07 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY WES BANKSTON SCORED EMIL BROWN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, W BANKSTON ON FIRST, J CUST ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 5
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: R DAVIS (.247, 1 HR, 8 RBI)

    Athletics 5, White Sox 1  Top 7, 0 OutsJul 4 9:02 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN SWEENEY SCORED JACK HANNAHAN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R SWEENEY ON FIRST, M ELLIS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 4
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: K SUZUKI (.282, 1-FOR-3)

    Athletics 4, White Sox 1  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 4 8:39 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JACK HANNAHAN SCORED CARLOS GONZALEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J HANNAHAN ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 3
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: M ELLIS (.253, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Athletics 3, White Sox 1  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 4 8:37 PM
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    Athletics 2, White Sox 1  Bot 5, 0 OutsJul 4 8:22 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JIM THOME SCORED CARLOS QUENTIN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J THOME ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 2
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J CREDE (.267, 0-FOR-1)

    Athletics 2, White Sox 1  Bot 4, 0 OutsJul 4 8:13 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JACK CUST (15) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF MARK BUEHRLE SCORED EMIL BROWN.
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 2, CHI WHITE SOX 0
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: W BANKSTON (.222, 1-FOR-1)

    Athletics 2, White Sox 0  Top 4, 0 OutsJul 4 7:56 PM
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    Athletics vs. White SoxJul 2 11:18 PM