After a hard-fought 15-inning victory that required three relief pitchers, the entire bench and starting pitcher Reb Russell in left field, the White Sox could've used a good start. As luck would have it, Dave Danforth turned in the best start of his career. Usually confined to the fireman role,
I had to catch up on this game after getting pulled away from it in the sixth inning, but I didn't miss a lot. I did see James Shields give up a walk and a homer before he recorded an out, deflating the rare midsummer sell-out crowd before it even got a chance to get in the game. Andrw Olson took
A's rookies Matt Olson, Jaycob Brugman and Franklin Barreto all hit their first career home runs in a 10-2 win against the White Sox.