Final: A’s 4, White Sox 3 (10 innings)
A Grand Gesture
Hector Santiago, who made a trip to Newtown, CT to meet with youngsters after last December’s tragedy, has extended himself once again–this time to a family deeply affected by the recent tornado in Oklahoma. Here’s Hector talking about his generous gesture: http://atmlb.com/115eVG6
Today is the 25th anniversary of one of the most successful draft picks in White Sox history. With the 10th overall selection in the first round of the 1988 June draft, the Sox selected third baseman Robin Ventura from Oklahoma State. The rest, as they say, is history.
Play of the Day
With the score tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth and no outs, Santiago induced Derek Norris to hit into a double play and struck out Eric Sogard to end the threat and send the game into extra innings.
Quote of the Day
Gordon Beckham, rehabbing at Class AAA Charlotte, on his walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth last night in the Knights’ 3-2 home victory over Rochester. Gordon’s game-winner came just a day after he went 3-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in a win over Toledo:
“I’m looking to get a good pitch to hit, obviously, with only one out and a man on second, trying to get a hit and win the game. He threw a fastball, I was able to get enough of it, and it worked out.”
White Sox vs. A’s at O.co Coliseum, Oakland (3:07, CT, CSN) in the finale of the three-game series. Starters: Chris Sale (5-2, 2.53) for the Sox, Jarrod Parker (3-6, 5.40) for the A’s. Chris, who will be making his 10th start of the season, is 4-0 with a 1.18 ERA over his last five starts and currently owns a 23 scoreless inning streak.
Did You Know…
…that Jesse Crain, who blanked the A’s in the eighth inning, reached career highs this afternoon by recording his 22nd straight scoreless outing and reaching 20.1 scoreless innings?
Photo/Video of the Day
Alejandro De Aza’s two-run single in the seventh inning today that tied the score at 3-3.