Final
  for this game

A's look for first series win in over a month vs. White Sox

Aug 17, 2008 - 6:37 AM Chi White Sox (69-53) at Oakland (56-66) 4:05 p.m. EDT

OAKLAND, California (Ticker) -- The Oakland Athletics have taken losing to new levels in franchise history. They will attempt to turn the tide by winning their first series in over a month when they host the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

Saturday's 2-1 setback dropped the A's to 5-24 in their last 29 games - the worst stretch in franchise history. A loss in the finale would giving the team its 10th consecutive losing series, which would match the longest such string since the team move to Oakland in 1968.

A lack of offense has been at the root of the problem, as the club has managed to average 2.8 runs over their last 29 contests.

The White Sox, who have won four of five, are currently tied with the Minnesota Twins (69-53) atop the American League Central.

Javier Vazquez (9-10, 4.50 ERA) will take the mound for Chicago. The righthander is coming off his strongest outing of the season on Tuesday against Kansas City, when he tossed eight scoreless frames while striking out 10 to earn a win.

Vazquez pitched a complete game against Oakland on July 3, but suffered the loss in a 3-2 setback.

The A's will counter with rookie Gio Gonzalez (1-1), who came over during the offseason as part of the trade that sent Nick Swisher to Chicago. The former White Sox prospect has made two starts for Oakland, earning his first win by allowing one run in five innings Tuesday against Tampa Bay.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 3 3 2 0 0 5 0 0 13 9 0
    OAKLAND 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CHA - JAVIER VAZQUEZ, CLAYTON RICHARD (9TH) AND A.J. PIERZYNSKI
    OAK - GIO GONZALEZ, JERRY BLEVINS (4TH), DAN MEYER
    (7TH) AND KURT SUZUKI, ROB BOWEN (8TH)

    HOME RUN

    Aug 17 6:26 PM


  • AL
    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DARIC BARTON SCORED CLIFF PENNINGTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D BARTON ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 13
    OAKLAND 1 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: E PATTERSON (.111, 0-FOR-3)

    White Sox 13, Athletics 1  Bot 8, 0 OutsAug 17 6:14 PM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    GRAND SLAM BY ALEXEI RAMIREZ (12) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    7TH OFF DAN MEYER SCORED JIM THOME, PAUL KONERKO AND DEWAYNE WISE.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 13, OAKLAND 0
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J URIBE (.237, 1-FOR-2, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    White Sox 13, Athletics 0  Top 7, 0 OutsAug 17 5:52 PM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DEWAYNE WISE SCORED CARLOS QUENTIN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D WISE ON FIRST, P KONERKO ON SECOND, J
    THOME ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 9
    OAKLAND 0 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A RAMIREZ (.304, 0-FOR-3)

    White Sox 9, Athletics 0  Top 7, 0 OutsAug 17 5:50 PM


  • AL
    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CARLOS QUENTIN SCORED JUAN URIBE AND ORLANDO
    CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C QUENTIN ON FIRST, A PIERZYNSKI ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 8
    OAKLAND 0 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J DYE (.300, 1-FOR-2, HR, RBI)

    White Sox 8, Athletics 0  Top 4, 0 OutsAug 17 5:04 PM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JERMAINE DYE (29) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 3RD OFF GIO GONZALEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 6, OAKLAND 0
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J THOME (.250, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    White Sox 6, Athletics 0  Top 3, 0 OutsAug 17 4:44 PM


  • AL
    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY CARLOS QUENTIN (34) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 3RD OFF GIO GONZALEZ SCORED A.J. PIERZYNSKI.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 5, OAKLAND 0
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J DYE (.299, 0-FOR-1)

    White Sox 5, Athletics 0  Top 3, 0 OutsAug 17 4:42 PM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JUAN URIBE (5) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF GIO GONZALEZ SCORED PAUL KONERKO.
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 3, OAKLAND 0
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: O CABRERA (.269, 0-FOR-1)

    White Sox 3, Athletics 0  Top 2, 0 OutsAug 17 4:33 PM


  • AL
    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY GIO GONZALEZ ALLOWED JIM THOME TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P KONERKO ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CHI WHITE SOX 1
    OAKLAND 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A RAMIREZ (.306, 0-FOR-0)

    White Sox 1, Athletics 0  Top 2, 0 OutsAug 17 4:28 PM