CHICAGO (AP) -Pinch-hitter Jason Wood hit a three-run homer off closer Bobby Jenks in the eighth inning, and Florida beat Chicago 5-4 on Wednesday, the 19th loss in 24 games for the White Sox.
Chicago starter Jon Garland had given up two hits entering the eighth and the White Sox held a 2-1 lead. Aaron Boone opened the inning with a single and shortstop Juan Uribe made his second error on a bunt to put two on. Jenks relieved and Wood hit his third pitch over the fence in left.
Kevin Gregg gave up Paul Konerko's 11th homer in the ninth then finished for his 13th save.
Taylor Tankersley (4-1) got two outs in the seventh for the win.
Garland (4-5) yielded three hits and three runs, two earned, in seven-plus innings.
Athletics 5, Reds 3
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Nick Swisher walked with the bases loaded in the seventh to tie the game, then Oakland's Eric Chavez followed with a sacrifice fly.
Dan Haren (9-2) won his ninth straight decision and third consecutive start despite giving up two home runs in a game for the second time this year.
Shannon Stewart added a solo homer in the eighth. Jack Cust hit a two-run shot in the fourth for the A's.
Marcus McBeth (1-1) took the loss after giving up two singles to start the seventh-inning rally.
Adam Dunn and Josh Hamilton homered off Haren in the fourth. Alan Embree worked two perfect innings for his eighth save in nine opportunities.
Diamondbacks 7, Devil Rays 4
PHOENIX (AP) - Chad Tracy and Eric Byrnes hit three-run homers for Arizona and Micah Owings won his fourth straight decision.
Byrnes went 4-for-5 with a double and two singles. His homer was in the fourth off starter James Shields (6-2). Byrnes matched a franchise mark with hits in seven consecutive at-bats going back to Tuesday night. It's been done three other times. The streak ended with a grounder to the pitcher in the eighth.
Owings (5-1) allowed four runs and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings, striking out seven.
Jose Valverde worked a perfect ninth for his 23rd save. It was his 74th career save, tying Matt Mantei for the club record.

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