Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Moss hit a pair of two-run home runs
and drove in five as the Oakland Athletics destroyed the Chicago White Sox,
11-0, in the second of a three-game set.
Josh Reddick also hit a two-run home run while John Jaso went 3-for-5 with two
runs scored for the Athletics, who have won six straight. Drew Pomeranz (3-1)
gave up just three hits and two walks while striking out eight over five
innings to win his second straight start.
Scott Carroll (1-3) dropped his third straight start as he was touched for six
runs on 11 hits over five innings for the White Sox, who have dropped four
"We couldn't hit, we were just outplayed all the way around," said White Sox
manager Robin Ventura. "Offensively, defensively. It was one of those nights."
An RBI double from Moss in the first inning got Oakland on the board and the
team took a 2-0 lead in the fourth thanks to a run-scoring single from Craig
The Athletics extended their lead with a four-run fifth inning. Jaso doubled
to start it and scored on a Yoenis Cespedes double. Derek Norris' double
plated Cespedes, and Reddick followed with his second home run of the season
for a 6-0 lead.
In the seventh, the A's scored three more runs on an RBI double from Jed
Lowrie and two-run home run by Moss for a 9-0 advantage.
"Playing here, you never know, especially out in center field anything can
happen," said Moss on the weather conditions in Oakland. "Warmer air
definitely makes it a much better place to hit."
Pomeranz didn't allow a runner past second in his work, while Dan Otero worked
a pair of flawless innings in relief.
Fernando Abad gave up a leadoff single to Conor Gillaspie in the eighth, but
got Leury Garcia to hit into a double-play and struck out Marcus Semien to end
Moss' second two-run home run of the game in the eighth made it an 11-0 game.
Joe Savery closed out the game with a quiet ninth.
Oakland has won seven of the last nine games against Chicago ... Oakland
batted 5-for-13 with runners in scoring position ... Andre Rienzo pitches for
Chicago on Wednesday, and Tommy Milone will take the mound for Oakland.