Chicago White Sox center fielder Alejandro De Aza (30) slides into home plate for the go ahead run during the eighth inning against the Oakland Athletics at U.S. Cellular Field. (PHOTO: Reid Compton-USA TODAY Sports)
CHICAGO, IL - John Danks pitched three-hit ball over eight innings for his first victory in more than a year, and the Chicago White Sox won for just the second time in 12 games, beating the surging Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Saturday.
Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko homered. Alex Rios drove in the go-ahead run, and the White Sox handed the Athletics just their fourth loss in 22 games.
Dunn connected leading off the second to tie the score at 1-all, and it stayed that way until the eighth.
Alejandro De Aza led off with an infield single against Sean Doolittle (3-1) and moved up on a sacrifice bunt by Alexei Ramirez before Rios broke the tie with a single to center. Konerko followed with a two-run drive to left to cap the rally.
That made a winner of Danks (1-2), who struck out six and walked one.
The Associated Press