White Sox and Oakland 4 Game Series
The White Sox open on the road at Oakland for a 3 game series. Chris Sale in the office, for game 1 of 162. The boys wearing the gray away uniforms. Avisail Garcia is our D.H today. Pics to click for today are – Jimmy Rollins, Brett Lawrie and Dioner Navarro
**1st inning – Adam Eaton and Jose Abreu both hit by pitches. Brett Lawrie made his first appearance in a White Sox uniform in the second inning.
**3rd inning – Austin Jackson walks, on 3rd due to an error, Eaton with a triple getting Jackson home for a 1 – 0 Sox lead. Eaton scores on a Rollins blooper to right. 2 – 0 Sox. Abreu with a double, Rollins held at 3rd. Due to an error, both Rollins and Abreu score, its 4 to 0 Sox.
**Bottom of 3rd – Oakland score 2 cutting the Sox lead 4 to 2. Coach Coop to the mound. Error on Jackson makes it a Sox 4 and Oakland 3 ball game.
**Bottom of the 8th – David Robertson in to shut down the office.
**Congrats to the Sox on their opening day win 4 to 3 over Oakland with Chris Sale getting the win and David Robertson the save
****GAME TWO – Jose Quintana in the office today and the boys are wearing the gray away uniforms again.
**Bottom of the 3rd and the A’s take a 1 to 0 lead.
**Top of the 5th and Eaton on 1st with a single, Rollins safe at first, Eaton at 2nd, Frazier smacks his 1st home run of the season, giving the Sox a 3 to 1 lead.
**Bottom of 5th – Oakland add 1 run to close the gap, 3 to 2.
**Top of 6th and Lawrie on 1st with a single to left, Lawrie to 3rd on an Alex Avila single. Austin Jackson’s single and the A’s misplay gets Lawrie home for a 4 to 2 lead. Eaton loads the pond.
**Bottom of 8th – Nate Jones has the office keys,(Jones is looking good with everything he went through last year) Jones loaded the bases. Coach Coop talking to the infield. A single to right ties the score at 4 all.
**Top of 9th – Jimmy Rollins with his first Home run of the season, Sox steal the lead 5 to 4.
**Bottom of the 9th – David Robertson closes out the game with his 2nd save.
****Game 3 – Carlos Rodon is in the office today.
**Bottom of the 1st – Oakland opens the scoring 1 to 0
**Bottom of 2 – Rodon gives up a home run to right and it’s a 2 to 0 A’s lead.
**Top of 3rd – Austin Jackson with a stand up double. Rollins with a Sac Fly and the Sox are on the board 2 to 1.
**Top of 8th – Eaton safe at first,Rollins hit into a double play, Abreu on 1st and Saladino in to run.
**Bottom of 8th – Jake Petricka in the office and Tyler Saladino stays in at first.
***Oakland win their first game of the season 2 to 1 over the Sox.
****Game 4 – Mat Latos makes his first appearance for the Sox this season.
** Top of 6th inning – Melky with a walk to open the inning, Cannon(abreu) with a shot to right and the Sox take the lead 2 to 0.
**Top of 8th – Spanky(eaton) on with a double, Spanky moves to 3rd on a wild pitch,
**Top of 9th – Garcia with a bullet to center(austin jackson in to pitch run), Jackson safe at second, Lawrie with a blooper to right, safe at first, Navarro with a single scoring Jackson, lawrie held at 3rd. Saladino with a single scores Lawrie for a 4 to 0 lead. Spanky loads the bases, Melky with a RBI single for a 5 to 0 Sox lead, Sac Fly by Cannon brings Saladino home for a 6 to 0 Sox lead.
**Bottom of the 9th – Zach Putnam in to close out this game. Oakland get on the board taking the score to 6 to 1 still in the Sox favor.
***Final Score Sox – 6 and Oakland – 1
**Sox win the series 3 games to 1