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Dunn And Rios Both Have Clutch Hits

The first game of the White Sox series with the Oakland A’s went just about as well as a baseball game could go. The Sox got contributions from all members of their team from the pitching staff to the lineup.

Mark Buehrle didn’t have his best night, but still turned in a solid outing. He pitched seven innings, giving up three runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out four. The A’s Trevor Cahill didn’t have nearly as solid a night — throwing just 2.2 innings and giving up six runs on eight hits and three walks.

The damage was spread all around the White Sox lineup, with Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko both going deep on the night. Additionally, Juan Pierre, Alexei Ramirez, Alex Rios, Omar Vizquel, and Gordon Beckham all tallied two hits a piece. Jesse Crain and Will Ohman both threw solid innings in relief, and the Sox walked to an easy victory.

The two teams will play the second game of the series on Friday night. First pitch will be at 7:10 P.M., CDT.