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MLB: Oakland 3, Boston 2 (11 innings)

OAKLAND, Calif., July 14 (UPI) -- Josh Donaldson socked a late homer to tie the score Sunday and gave Oakland a 3-2 win over Boston with an 11th-inning RBI single.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 8, Chicago White Sox 2

CHICAGO, July 9 (UPI) -- Luis Valbuena keyed a big eighth inning with a go-ahead two-run double Monday, lifting the Chicago Cubs to an 8-2 interleague win over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 4, Houston 2

HOUSTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Dayan Viciedo unleashed a bases-clearing triple in the sixth inning Monday, capping a rally that lifted the Chicago White Sox over Houston 4-2.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 4, Oakland 2

CHICAGO, June 9 (UPI) -- Hector Santiago allowed one earned run over 6 1/3 innings and the White Sox bullpen blanked Oakland Sunday, preserving Chicago's 4-2 win over the Athletics.

MLB: Oakland 5, Chicago White Sox 4 (10 innings)

CHICAGO, June 6 (UPI) -- Adam Rosales hit a two-out home run in the 10th inning Thursday to bring Oakland a 5-4 decision over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 5, Miami 3

CHICAGO, May 26 (UPI) -- Alejandro De Aza went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead, two-run double Sunday and the Chicago White Sox completed an interleague sweep of Miami with a 5-3 win.

MLB: Cleveland 3, Chicago White Sox 2

CHICAGO, April 23 (UPI) -- Asdrubal Cabrera rallied Cleveland with a two-run single in the eighth inning Monday and the Indians went on to record a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 4, Seattle 3

CHICAGO, April 6 (UPI) -- Alex Rios cracked a two-run, go-ahead homer and Addison Reed nailed down the win with his third save in Saturday's 4-3 White Sox triumph over Seattle.

MLB: Cleveland 4, Chi. W. Sox 3 (12 inn.)

CLEVELAND, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Jason Donald's line-drive hit in the 12th inning chased home the winning run Tuesday in Cleveland's 4-3 comeback victory over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Cleveland 6, Chicago White Sox 4

CHICAGO, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A run-scoring ground out by Shin-Soo Choo gave Cleveland its first lead in the seventh Wednesday, sending the Indians to a 6-4 win over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 3, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Alex Rios slammed a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning Tuesday and the Chicago White Sox kept pace in the playoff race with a 3-2 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota 3

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Francisco Liriano allowed one hit over seven innings Saturday, staking the Chicago White Sox to a 5-3 decision over Minnesota.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 6, Minnesota 0

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Chris Sale gave up just three hits in a six-inning effort Friday that sent the Chicago White Sox to a 6-0 blanking of Minnesota.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 9, N.Y. Yankees 6

CHICAGO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Alexei Ramirez clubbed a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning Monday, one of four clouts by the Chicago White Sox in their 9-6 win over the New York Yankees.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 3, Toronto 2

TORONTO, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Alejandro De Aza began a rally with an RBI and scored the go-ahead run on an error Tuesday in the Chicago White Sox 3-2 win over Toronto.
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Matthew J. Thornton (born September 15, 1976, in Three Rivers, Michigan), is a left-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. Before the 2006 season, Thornton was with the Seattle Mariners.

In the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft, Thornton was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 27th round but decided not to sign with them. Thornton played college baseball for Grand Valley State University and was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the first round as the 22nd overall pick in 1998 Major League Baseball Draft.

Thornton played briefly (only pitched 1 inning) with the Single A Everett AquaSox in the Northwest League. In 1999 and 2000, Thornton was a starting pitcher with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in the Midwest League and showed improvement with his ball control and accuracy, striking out nearly 1 batter an inning. 2001 was probably Thornton's breakout year. Thornton started for San Bernardino Stampede in the California League (high-A ball) and had a 14–7 record, along with a stellar 2.52 ERA and 192 strikeouts in only 157 innings pitched.

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