|Thursday's AL Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 16 August 2007 13:44|
Designated hitter Mike Piazza had three hits including a triple and home run for the A's, who won their fourth straight game. The White Sox lost their fifth in a row.
Ruddy Lugo pitched a perfect 10th inning to earn the win for Oakland. Lugo (4-0) has allowed just one earned run in nine innings since being recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Aug. 4.
Suzuki's game-winning hit came after Mark Ellis tripled with one out off reliever Matt Thornton (3-4), the fifth Chicago pitcher. White Sox center fielder Jerry Owens tried to make a sliding catch but the ball bounced off the grass and caromed off Owens' leg and into right, allowing Ellis to take third.
Marco Scutaro was intentionally walked before pinch-hitter Donnie Murphy lined out to second. Suzuki then hit the first pitch he saw from Thornton over the wall in left-center.