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White Sox pound A’s

Jayson Nix belted a two-run homer and drove in three runs as the Chicago White Sox crushed the Oakland A’s 8-1 Saturday at Oakland Coliseum.

Chicago won the game as -115 favorites, while the nine runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8.5).

Gordon Beckham drove in a pair of runs for the White Sox, and Jim Thome went deep. Gavin Floyd had eight strikeouts and tossed seven innings for the victory.

Mark Ellis drove in the lone run for the A’s. Gio Gonzalez gave up six hits and six runs over five innings in a losing cause.