Oakland 5, Chi White Sox 4
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(84-65)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chi White Sox 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 10 0
Oakland 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 X 5 8 1
WP: J. Blanton (16-11) S: J. Duchscherer (9)
LP: J. Contreras (13-8)
(86-62)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 2nd: Chi White Sox
- A.J. Pierzynski homered to deep right
- S. Podsednik singled to left center, A. Cintron scored
Bot 4th: Oakland
- F. Thomas homered to deep left, J. Kendall and M. Kotsay scored
Bot 5th: Oakland
- M. Bradley singled to left, J. Kendall scored, M. Kotsay to third
Bot 6th: Oakland
- M. Ellis hit sacrifice fly to right, J. Payton scored
Top 7th: Chi White Sox
- S. Podsednik scored, R. Gload to second on wild pitch
- J. Thome grounded into fielder's choice, R. Gload scored, J. Dye out at second
 Chi White Sox
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
S. Podsednik lf 4 1 2 1 1 2 0 .261
R. Gload 1b 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 .333
J. Dye rf 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .322
J. Thome dh 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 .285
J. Crede 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 7 .294
A.J. Pierzynski c 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .292
B. Anderson cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .234
A. Cintron 2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .279
J. Uribe ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .234
    R. Mackowiak ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292
 Totals 34 4 10 3 4 9 14  
 Batting
2B - B Anderson (23, J Blanton).
HR - A Pierzynski (15, 2nd inning off J Blanton 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - A Pierzynski (59), S Podsednik (45), J Thome (100).
2-out RBI - S Podsednik.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Uribe 1, A Pierzynski 2, R Gload 1.
GIDP - J Crede.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - R Gload (5, 2nd base off J Blanton/J Kendall), A Cintron (10, 2nd base off J Blanton/J Kendall), S Podsednik (40, 2nd base off J Blanton/J Kendall).
CS - S Podsednik (17, 2nd base by J Blanton/J Kendall).
 
 Fielding
DP - 1 (J Uribe-A Cintron-R Gload).
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Kendall c 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 .297
M. Kotsay cf 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .273
M. Bradley rf 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .275
F. Thomas dh 4 1 1 3 0 1 2 .280
E. Chavez 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .241
J. Payton lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .299
N. Swisher 1b 3 0 1 0 1 2 1 .254
M. Scutaro ss 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .251
M. Ellis 2b 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 .246
 Totals 30 5 8 5 4 4 15  
 Batting
2B - M Kotsay (27, J Contreras); E Chavez (24, J Contreras); J Payton (29, J Contreras).
HR - F Thomas (38, 4th inning off J Contreras 2 on, 1 Out).
SF - M Ellis.
RBI - F Thomas 3 (105), M Bradley (42), M Ellis (49).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Scutaro 1, M Kotsay 1, E Chavez 1.
GIDP - M Ellis.
Team LOB - 6.
 Base Running
SB - M Scutaro (4, 2nd base off J Contreras/A Pierzynski).
 
 Fielding
E - J Kendall (5, throw).
Outfield assists - M Kotsay (R Gload at Home).
DP - 2 (M Kotsay-J Kendall, M Scutaro-N Swisher).
 Chi White Sox
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Contreras (L, 13-8) 6.0 8 5 5 4 3 1 4.08
D. Riske 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.61
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Blanton (W, 16-11) 5.0 8 2 2 3 5 1 4.74
B. Halsey (H, 8) 1.1 2 2 2 1 1 0 4.62
C. Gaudin (H, 10) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.70
J. Kennedy (H, 12) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.20
J. Duchscherer (S, 9) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.12
WP - J Contreras, B Halsey.
IBB - N Swisher (by J Contreras).
Pitches-strikes - J Contreras 109-62; D Riske 20-13; J Blanton 95-58; B Halsey 29-18; C Gaudin 4-2; J Kennedy 12-9; J Duchscherer 12-9.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Contreras 5-10; D Riske 2-3; J Blanton 2-6; B Halsey 2-1; C Gaudin 2-0; J Kennedy 0-1; J Duchscherer 0-2.
Batters faced - J Contreras 29; D Riske 6; J Blanton 24; B Halsey 7; C Gaudin 1; J Kennedy 3; J Duchscherer 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Rob Drake. 1B--Paul Nauert. 2B--Larry Vanover. 3B--Greg Gibson.
Time: 2:38.
Attendance: 28,806.
Weather: 76 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, out to right.

Updated on Monday, Sep 18, 2006 5:23 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Chi White Sox
R. Gload R. Gload
3-5
0 RBI
 Oakland
F. Thomas F. Thomas
1-4, 1 HR
3 RBI