Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland A’s 4-2 on Sunday to salvage a split of their four-game series.
Josh Donaldson hit his first career grand slam, Josh Reddick made a homer-saving catch in the ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied from a three-run deficit Friday night for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox will have had three different managers in as many days, and all of them could be hard-pressed to find a way to slow down the Oakland Athletics. Oakland seeks an 18th victory in 21 games while trying to remain unbeaten against the White Sox this season Friday night.
The Oakland Athletics’ starting rotation still looks every bit as tough as it was in a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox last week.
Josh Donaldson’s sixth-inning sacrifice fly ended a career-best 28-inning scoreless streak by Chicago starter Chris Sale, and the Oakland Athletics beat the White Sox 2-0 on Sunday for a weekend sweep.
Hector Santiago walked Josh Reddick with the bases loaded and two outs in the 10th inning to force in the winning run and lift the Oakland Athletics over the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Saturday.
Despite losing their most recent game, the Oakland Athletics have the best record in the majors over the last two weeks. They’ll try to add to that against a team that’s cooled off from its hot stretch.
Well-traveled outfielder Casper Wells is on the move again, this time going from the Oakland Athletics to the Chicago White Sox.
Dayan Viciedo will likely hit behind Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko in Robin Ventura’s lineup – a middle of the order that could combine for 100 dingers under the right circumstances.
Madison Bumgarner threw two scoreless innings in his first outing since the second game of the World Series, postseason hero Marco Scutaro had two hits and drove in a run.