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Oakland RHP Harden enjoying productive first half

Jul 6, 2008 - 1:06 PM Oakland (47-40) at Chicago (50-37) 2:05 pm. EDT

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- There are a lot of Oakland Athletics on the disabled list right now. Luckily for Oakland, Rich Harden is a rare omission from that list.

The injury-prone Harden aims to win a sixth consecutive decision on Sunday as the A's conclude a four-game series with the Chicago White Sox.

Oakland, which has lost six of eight, placed shortstop Bobby Crosby on the DL Saturday with a strained left hamstring. Reliever Keith Foulke (shoulder) was placed on the DL Wednesday and third baseman Eric Chavez (shoulder) joined him on Friday. Surprisingly, it is Harden (5-0, 2.25 ERA), who has been relatively healthy.

The Victoria, British Columbia native has made six trips to the disabled list in the past six seasons, but is showing why the A's continue to have faith in him. The righthander is looking to match his career high of six straight winning decisions from July 15 to August 31, 2004.

In order to do so, Harden will have to deal with a White Sox lineup that is clicking on all cylinders. Chicago got home runs from Alexei Ramirez, Brian Anderson and Nick Swisher en route to a 6-1 win on Saturday. The White Sox have won 10 of 12, and are averaging 7.1 runs in that span.

John Danks (5-4, 2.50) may not need a lot of support. The lefthander is 2-0 with a 1.85 ERA in his last seven starts. Danks recorded career highs in innings (eight) and strikeouts (eight) in a 3-2, 10-inning win over Cleveland on Tuesday.








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    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    OAKLAND 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 8 1
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 x 4 6 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: OAK - RICH HARDEN, SANTIAGO CASILLA (6TH), JERRY BLEVINS (7TH) AND
    ROB BOWEN
    CHA - JOHN DANKS, OCTAVIO DOTEL (7TH), MATT THORNTON
    (8TH), SCOTT LINEBRINK (9TH) AND

    Jul 6 4:52 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARK ELLIS SCORED JACK HANNAHAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M ELLIS ON FIRST, K SUZUKI ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 3
    CHI WHITE SOX 4 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: J CUST (.228, 0-FOR-4)

    Athletics 3, White Sox 4  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 6 4:49 PM
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    Athletics 3, White Sox 4  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 6 4:49 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY A.J. PIERZYNSKI SCORED DEWAYNE WISE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 2
    CHI WHITE SOX 4 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: C QUENTIN (.274, 1-FOR-3)

    Athletics 2, White Sox 4  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 6 4:21 PM
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    Athletics 2, White Sox 4  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 6 4:21 PM
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    Athletics 2, White Sox 3  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 6 4:09 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ROB BOWEN SCORED EMIL BROWN AND DARIC BARTON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R BOWEN ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 2
    CHI WHITE SOX 3 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: J HANNAHAN (.213, 0-FOR-2)

    Athletics 2, White Sox 3  Top 7, 0 OutsJul 6 3:57 PM
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    Athletics 0, White Sox 3  Bot 6, 0 OutsJul 6 3:41 PM
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    Athletics 0, White Sox 3  Bot 5, 0 OutsJul 6 3:22 PM
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    Athletics 0, White Sox 3  Top 5, 0 OutsJul 6 3:16 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY DEWAYNE WISE SCORED NICK SWISHER.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A RAMIREZ ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 3 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: O CABRERA (.267, 0-FOR-2)

    Athletics 0, White Sox 3  Bot 4, 0 OutsJul 6 3:15 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALEXEI RAMIREZ SCORED JOE CREDE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A RAMIREZ ON FIRST, N SWISHER ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 2 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: D WISE (.333, 1-FOR-1)

    Athletics 0, White Sox 2  Bot 4, 0 OutsJul 6 3:13 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO JOE CREDE SCORED CARLOS QUENTIN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J CREDE ON FIRST, J THOME ON SECOND, J DYE
    ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: OAKLAND 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: N SWISHER (.238, 12 HR, 39 RBI)

    Athletics 0, White Sox 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsJul 6 2:25 PM