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Thome, White Sox topple Athletics

Jim Thome went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer to lead the Chicago White Sox past the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Monday night.

Chicago won as -135 home favorites as the game played UNDER the 9-run total listed by oddsmakers.

A.J. Pierzynski was 2-for-4 with a solo shot for the White Sox, while Matt Thornton picked up the win in relief of starter Gavin Floyd for Chicago.

Matt Holliday went 2-for-4 with a two-run big fly for Oakland, as Craig Breslow took the loss after coming into the game for Athletics starter Trevor Cahill.