MLB: Chicago White Sox 7, Oakland 3

Aug. 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM

CHICAGO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A.J. Pierzynski's two-run homer ignited a big sixth inning and Chris Sale fanned 11 batters for the Chicago White Sox Sunday in their 7-3 victory over Oakland.

The contest was tied 1-1 in the sixth when Alex Rios (3-for-4) collected a one-out single off Athletics starter Bartolo Colon (9-9) and Pierzynski followed by slicing a pitch into the left-field bullpen, putting the Sox ahead to stay.

Gordon Beckham added a two-run single and Dewayne Wise also had a run-scoring hit in the big frame.

Sale (14-3) stayed hot with his sixth win in seven starts, allowing a pair of runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings as the American League Central-leading Chisox took the rubber match of a three-game set.

Colon ended up surrendering six runs (five earned) on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Jonny Gomes, Derek Norris and Adam Rosales each socked solo homer for the A's.

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