Carlos Quentin had four hits, including a homer, and drove in four runs Friday to power the Chicago White Sox to an 18-1 rout of the Oakland Athletics.
Quentin singled and doubled twice, but he wasn’t the only White Sox hitter who had a big day. Paul Konerko homered and drove in three runs, and Gordon Beckham had three hits, three RBIs and scored four runs. Tyler Flowers added a two-run homer in the eighth.
John Danks pitched six solid innings for Chicago, yielding four hits and a run. He had four strikeouts and no walks – control had been a problem for him this spring.
Oakland starter Bobby Cramer gave up eight runs and nine hits over three innings. Josh Willingham had an RBI single in the first for the A’s.
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