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A Rare Sunday Victory

May 15 at Oakland Athletics


Levels Finished:
4 1/2
While the Sox managed to win another one-run ballgame and dodged some fire balls in the bottom of the seventh, hitting into four double plays is inexcusable.

Short Take:   Solid starting pitching, some clutch hitting, and another scoreless effort by the bullpen are just what the Sox needed to secure this victory.

Having won their series against Seattle and Los Angeles prior to the three-game set with Oakland, the Sox looked to up their record to 6-3 on this final day of the nine-game road trip. Winners of six of their last eight, the Sox have worked tirelessly at digging themselves out of their A.L. Central hole over the last ten games or so. Things looked sketchy early on, and it seemed like it'd be another anemic showing by the offense against Oakland's Trevor Cahill, who began the game 6-0 on the season. But alas, the offense came through when the Sox needed it most, securing themselves a 4-3 victory.

One of the most glaring statistics of this ballgame for the Sox was the number of double plays they bounced into - four. Realistically, the Sox probably should've won this game by many more runs than they did, but luckily, all it takes is besting the opponent by one. Trevor Cahill (6-1), he of the ERA under two, didn't seem to be too big of a problem for the Sox, as they managed ten of their 11 hits off of the Oakland starter in his seven innings of work. A solo shot by Alexei Ramirez, who has hit Cahill fairly well this season, put the Sox up 1-0 in the fourth. Naturally, the Sox gave that run right back in the next half inning, but regained the lead an inning later on a sacrifice fly by Carlos Quentin.

With the Sox up 2-1, they added to their lead in the seventh, courtesy of Trevor Cahill's throwing error. With one on, Omar Vizquel bounced one back to the pitcher, which Cahill threw down the line, allowing Alex Rios to score from second. A base hit by Ramirez brought the fourth run around and just like that, the Sox had a three-run lead.

Mark Buehrle (3-3) was solid for the South Siders, lasting 6 1/3 innings and scattering seven hits. He got into trouble in the seventh, which is when Oakland got the two runs they surrendered in the top half of the inning right back. However, Buehrle was the benefit of more outstanding pitching from the bullpen, which hasn't given up a run in 21 innings of relief. Receiving kudos for Sunday's scoreless effort were Jesse Crain, Matt Thornton and Sergio Santos. While things got a little interesting in the ninth, Santos shut the A's down and kept his sparkling 0.00 ERA in tact.

After this highly successful nine-game road trip, the Sox head home to begin a seven-game stretch at U.S. Cellular Field, in which they hope to do better than 1-6, which is how they fared on their last home stand. Edwin Jackson (3-4, 4.29 ERA) will take the ball for the South Siders and he'll be opposed by the Rangers' Colby Lweis (3-4, 4.57 ERA). The game begins at 7:10P.M. and you can watch it on Comcast SportsNet.

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