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Box > Oakland 7, Chi White Sox 2
A's boosted by Buehrl-E
With two solo home runs -- by Frank Thomas and Jermaine Dye -- Mark Buehrle was in position for his 10th straight win until his own throwing error sparked Oakland's late rally. Chicago hasn't won a Bay series since 2000.
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Barry Zito allowed two runs over eight innings to record his fifth win. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
The A's took advantage of the game's biggest opportunity and completely knocked the door off its hinges, scoring four runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh for the series win. Barry Zito tossed eight frames, striking out five, for his fifth victory.
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 Kotsay doubles in two runs
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CWS
Chi White Sox (54-26)
Lost 1
Oakland 7, Chi White Sox 2   OAK
Oakland (40-41)
Won 1
July 3, 2005
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Chi White Sox
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0   2 6 1
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 X   7 16 0
Standings through 7/3/05  |  Gameday  |  White Sox Stats  |  Athletics Stats
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ozuna, SS4020011.303
Iguchi, 2B3000012.279
Thomas, DH4111013.222
Konerko, 1B4000001.243
Everett, LF4000000.264
Dye, RF3111100.267
Rowand, CF3000020.277
Widger, C3010000.270
Crede, 3B3010001.246
Totals31262158 

BATTING
2B: Widger (6, Zito), Crede (12, Zito).
HR: Thomas (9, 4th inning off Zito, 0 on, 1 out), Dye (17, 5th inning off Zito, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ozuna 2; Thomas 4; Dye 4; Widger 2; Crede 2.
RBI: Thomas (15), Dye (38).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ozuna; Konerko; Thomas.
S: Iguchi.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ozuna (6, 2nd base off Zito/Kendall).
CS: Dye (2, 2nd base by Zito/Kendall).
PO: Dye (1st base by Zito).

FIELDING
E: Buehrle (1, throw).
DP: 3 (Konerko-Ozuna-Konerko, Iguchi-Konerko, Iguchi-Ozuna-Konerko).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C4021101.268
Kotsay, CF5041001.281
Crosby, SS5000016.325
Chavez, 3B5230001.278
Kielty, RF4110012.281
Byrnes, LF3220101.260
Swisher, 1B4111005.233
Ginter, DH3121001.179
a-Hatteberg, PH-DH1000002.280
Ellis, 2B4012013.282
Totals3871662323 

a-Grounded out for Ginter in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Chavez (20, Buehrle), Kotsay (20, Buehrle).
TB: Kendall 2; Kotsay 5; Chavez 4; Kielty; Byrnes 2; Swisher; Ginter 2; Ellis.
RBI: Ginter (22), Kendall (21), Kotsay (42), Swisher (34), Ellis 2 (13).
2-out RBI: Kendall; Kotsay; Ellis 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Chavez; Swisher; Crosby 3.
GIDP: Kotsay; Crosby.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Zito (Dye at 1st base).

 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buehrle (L, 10-2)6.114742302.58
Vizcaino 0.21000004.70
Walker 1.01000008.31
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zito (W, 5-8)8.06221524.07
Calero 1.00000004.79

Pitches-strikes: Buehrle 110-71, Vizcaino 14-8, Walker 6-6, Zito 124-81, Calero 12-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Buehrle 7-9, Vizcaino 1-1, Walker 2-1, Zito 7-11, Calero 2-1.
Batters faced: Buehrle 34, Vizcaino 3, Walker 3, Zito 30, Calero 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Vizcaino 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Tony Randazzo. 2B: Paul Emmel. 3B: Ed Montague.
Weather: 67 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 12 mph, L to R.
T: 2:20.
Att: 22,596.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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