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John Danks Tagged With Loss in Athletics-White Sox Match

Chicago dropped a 5-4 decision at O.co Coliseum on Monday as Oakland legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jesse Chavez.

Oakland won as a -192 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Jesse Chavez earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 2, and allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Jed Lowrie in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher John Danks worked 6 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Dayan Viciedo in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 8 hits, while Chicago only had 7.

Sean Doolittle pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.