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G Godfrey vs Edwin Jackson Battle Sees Chicago Fall 7-5

Oakland grabbed a 7-5 win over Chicago on Friday, as Grant Balfour was credited with a win at U.S. Cellular Field.

Oakland won as a +127 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Grant Balfour earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Scott Sizemore in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Edwin Jackson worked 6 innings, giving up 8 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 3 hits from A.J. Pierzynski in a losing cause.

Oakland outhit their counterparts 13-12 in the game.

Andrew Bailey pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.