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Pinch-hitter Kurt Suzuki doubled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Tommy Milone outdueled Gavin Floyd and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Daric Barton drew a leadoff walk in the eighth and Luke Hughes struck out before Matt Thornton relieved Floyd (1-3). Suzuki doubled to left and Barton scored easily, then Eric Sogard added an RBI single as the A's ended a 16-inning scoreless stretch going back to Sunday's 5-1 victory against Cleveland.
Chicago's stellar pitching produced yet another strong outing on a road trip full of them, but the White Sox had their four-game winning streak snapped along with a six-game road winning streak.
A night after Jake Peavy pitched a three-hitter in a 4-0 White Sox win Monday - Oakland's fourth time being blanked - Floyd did his part. On Saturday in Seattle, Phil Humber pitched a perfect game in a 4-0 win over the Mariners.
Milone (3-1) matched Floyd all night until Oakland's offense...
BEST OF MAXIM
Jarrod Parker Control issues kept Jarrod Parker off Oakland’s opening day roster. Three short weeks later, bubbling talent has ensured his return to the big show. The 23-year old phenom will make his 2012 (and Athletics) debut on Wednesday afternoon versus the White Sox replacing Graham Godfrey in the rotation. The hype machine has already made its presence felt. Despite missing...
Fans of the crazy people who have Twitter accounts were left in disbelief and a state of mourning Tuesday when it became apparent that the high comedy that is Jose Canseco‘s Twitter feed mysteriously no longer existed.
But worry not, folks. After approximately three hours off the grid — a time during which the Internet felt so empty — Canseco’s account was back up and running...
Jake Peavy has always been a favorite here. For one, his name has Maine roots. A peavy is a logging tool used to separate logs in the river or millponds. It was invented and named after a Peavy that lived right up here in northern Maine. Who knows if the pitcher from the Chicago White Sox has any ancestral connection to the inventor, but it is fun to speculate. Anyway, our man, Peavy...
I’ve talked a lot on Grab Some Bench and here on MSF about two of the “comeback kids” of the Chicago White Sox, Adam Dunn and Jake Peavy, but not so much about the third part of the trio, Alex Rios.
Now that Rios is one of the hottest hitters in baseball, it’s time to correct that.
Rios is red hot after a slow start to the season. Photo courtesy "UCinternational"...
This post originally appeared here at my personal blog, Primility.com.
This past Saturday, White Sox pitcher Philip Humber threw the 21st perfect game in MLB history, much to my excitement as a rather dedicated fan of the Pale Hose.
Scott Merkin, who does a terrific job covering the White Sox beat for the team’s official website, took the opportunity tell the story of a trip Humber...
The White Sox head back to the Windy City from a solid road trip with a pair of milestones to celebrate alongside their home fans.
They nearly had one more win to take along, too.
With two of the American League's top pitching teams dueling it out for a third straight day, Kila Ka'aihue blooped a winning single in the 14th inning soon after Yoenis Cespedes' tying two...
Philip Humber does something tonight that only five pitchers since 1999 have done - start a game on the heels of a perfect game.
And if history teaches baseball bettors anything about the Perfect Game Hangover, it's that betting on that pitcher to have a quality start is a money-losing proposition.
In those five games, the next outing was a loss for the pitcher who was perfect...
The Oakland A's aren't feeling too badly about those deals they made in the offseason. Tommy Milone, picked up in the Gio Gonzalez trade with the Washington Nationals, is 3-1 with a 2.00 ERA. Ryan Cook, acquired in the Trevor Cahill deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, is the A's top right-handed set-up man and he has not allowed a run this season. On Wednesday, the...
According to the raw neutrality of the win probability chart, the Seattle Mariners actually had a chance to win the game last Saturday:
But it did not know — nor did the players know — what day it was. A.J. Pierzynski did not realize the significance of that first pitch, sailing wide to his glove side. Philip Humber may have even felt a twinge of frustration...
Kila Ka'aihue blooped a winning single in the 14th inning soon after Yoenis Cespedes' tying two-run homer, and the Oakland Athletics rallied past the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Wednesday.
Cespedes delivered his fifth homer of the season against Hector Santiago (0-1) after Chicago took the lead in the top half. Then Ka'aihue came through in a game that lasted 3 hours, 56...
The Monday Takeaway
If you had to bet on a team’s starting rotation to deliver a double-digit strikeout performance, a perfect game, and a shutout in separate outings within one turn, you might have gone with the Phillies, or the Angels, or the Rays. But the White Sox—with a rotation of John Danks, Jake Peavy, Gavin Floyd, Chris Sale, and Phil Humber? No way.
Yet, in the...
Hideki Matsui might be heading back to the AL East. The former Yankees slugger is close to signing a minor-league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, according to the YES Network's Jack Curry. Matsui has played the last two years on the West Coast, one with the Angels and one with the Oakland A's. The 38-year-old outfielder hit .251 last year for Oakland with 12 home runs while...
I was all set to laud White Sox Paul Konerko for his 400th home run, which tied the game at 2 against the A’s in the ninth inning of yesterday’s game in Oakland. Then Yoenis happened. The power-packed and maybe 26-year-old Cuban rook brought the Oakland Athletics back from a 4-2 deficit in the 14th [...]
The Beantown Breakdown, why I’m not so excited about Philip Humber, and my stance on replay. Plus, NHL playoffs and my opinions of NCAA transfers and The Player Formerly Known as Artest.
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