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MLB: Chi. White Sox 4, Oakland 3 (13 inn.)

Sept. 10, 2009 at 12:40 AM

CHICAGO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A one-out double by A.J. Pierzynski drove in Alexei Ramirez from first in the 13th inning Wednesday, giving the Chicago White Sox a 4-3 win over Oakland.

The teams combined for 26 hits, but managed only two runs after the third inning.

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Oakland tied it at 3-3 in the eighth on an RBI single by Kurt Suzuki and the relievers then battled on even terms until the White Sox struck against Edgar Gonzalez (0-2).

After Scott Podsednik grounded out to open the 13th, Ramirez singled to right. Pierzynski then hit the first offering from Gonzalez to center and Ramirez raced all the way around from first to score the winning run.

The White Sox, in third place in the American League Central, moved within 6 1/2 games of division-leading Detroit.

The win went to Octavio Dotel (3-3), who worked the final three innings.

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