The A’s completed a three game sweep of Chicago on Sunday afternoon behind Jerrod Parker’s best pitching performance on the season and Coco Crisp’s speedy style of play.
Parker had a tough assignment going up against White Sox ace Chris Sale, but out-dueled the lanky lefty to win 2-0.
“I’m not pitching against him, I’m pitching against the guy in the box,” said Parker on his counterpart who had a 28 inning scoreless streak going into the sixth inning.
After drawing a lead off walk, Crisp scored all the way from first base on a hit and run single from Jed Lowrie and defensive blunder from center fielder Jordan Danks. Crisp continued to torment the White Sox on the base paths in the eighth, sliding across home plate on a shallow sacrifice fly from Josh Donaldson.
The White Sox and A’s are on two completely opposite paths currently. Chicago has lost six games in a row while red hot Oakland has won 14 of the past 16.
“We didn’t try and trick them at all, we know they’ve been struggling ...