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Matt Thornton Tagged With Loss in White Sox-Athletics Match

Matt Thornton Tagged With Loss in White Sox-Athletics Match

Oakland used a 2-HR day from Yoenis Cespedes on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field as the Athletics defeated Chicago 5-4 in baseball action.

The Athletics were a -130 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.

Jerry Blevins earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 1 hit and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Yoenis Cespedes in the win.

Chicago got a 7 2/3-inning outing from Jose Quintana in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 0 walks and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while Alejandro De Aza had 3 hits in the loss for the White Sox.

Grant Balfour pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.