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MLB: Oakland 9, Chicago White Sox 7

Aug. 11, 2012 at 11:45 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Brandon Inge lined a run-scoring double in the eighth inning for the go-ahead run Saturday and Oakland went on to a 9-7 win over the Chicago White Sox.

Trailing 7-6 entering the eighth, Jonny Gomes bashed a one-out solo homer off Matt Thornton (4-8) to tie the game.

One out later, Yoenis Cespedes and Chris Carter each singled to put runners at the corners. Brett Myers relieved, and Inge greeted him by smacking a pitch down the right field line, plating Cespedes with the decisive run.

Gomes added a run-scoring single in the ninth while Carter and Derek Norris also finished with two RBI each as the A's evened their three-game series.

Ryan Cook (5-2) earned the win with 1 1/3 scoreless frames and Grant Balfour collected his eighth save for Oakland.

Tyler Flowers went 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBI and Kevin Youkilis added a two-run shot for the White Sox, who maintained a one-game lead over Detroit atop the American League Central.

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