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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 
straight. 

"We  couldn't hit, we  were just outplayed all the way around," said White So
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 
Gentry. 

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 
the inning. 

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. 

                                   Game Notes 

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. 

 
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