Oakland vs Chicago Recap - Athletics Over White Sox 9-7
Oakland got 1 1/3 innings of work from Ryan Cook en route to a 9-7 victory over Chicago on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field.
Oakland was an underdog by +130 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Oakland got 5 innings from Travis Blackley, who gave up 5 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 6. Ryan Cook earned the victory, while the Athletics got 2 RBIs from Jonny Gomes in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Francisco Liriano worked 3 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Tyler Flowers in a losing cause.
Oakland outhit their counterparts 14-10 in the game.
The game was closed out by Grant Balfour who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.