Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Mark Buehrle pitched his second complete game of the season to earn his first career win in Oakland as the White Sox topped the A’s, 5-1, to open a three-game series.
Buehrle (9-8) twirled a four-hitter, one a Jack Cust RBI double, and struck out two without issuing a walk. The veteran southpaw made it eight starts in a row allowing three runs or less and broke through for a win at the Coliseum in his 13th appearance and 11th career start.
Buehrle bested an Oakland club that had won seven of its last eight games coming in and did so on the one-year anniversary of his perfect game against Tampa Bay.
Carlos Quentin and A.J. Pierzynski each had a pair of RBI in the win, Chicago’s third in four games after dropping three straight. Alex Rios added two hits and an RBI.
Trevor Cahill (9-4) pitched seven innings in the start for Oakland, surrendering three runs (two earned) on only four hits and two walks. It was just his second loss in his last 13 starts, with the A’s going 10-3 in that time.