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Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics trots around the bases after hitting a three-run homer as pitcher James Russell #40 of the Chicago Cubs looks on in the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum on July 2, 2013 in Oakland, California. The home run gave the Athletics an 8 to 7 lead. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Russell Gives Up Lead In 8th, Cubs Lose To A’s 8-7

One bad pitch blew what would’ve given the Chicago Cubs something they’ve rarely achieved this season: a winning streak.

07/03/2013

A general view of the O.co Coliseum.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sewage Pours Into Athletics Clubhouse

A sewage problem at the Coliseum forced the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners to use the same locker room after Sunday’s game.

670 The Score–06/17/2013

Conor Gillaspie follows through on a sacrifice fly scoring teammate Adam Dunn  during the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics at U.S. Cellular Field . (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty )

Rios, Flowers Homer As White Sox Beat Oakland 4-2

Alex Rios and Tyler Flowers homered, Hector Santiago pitched into the seventh inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Sunday to salvage a split of their four-game series.

06/09/2013

ohn Danks #50 of the Chicago White Sox throws against the Oakland Athletics at U.S. Cellular Field. (Credit: Tasos Katopodis, Getty)

Danks Gets First Win, White Sox Beat Athletics 4-1

John Danks pitched three-hit ball over eight innings for his first victory in more than a year, and the Chicago White Sox won for just the second time in 12 games, beating the surging Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Saturday.

06/08/2013

(Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A.J. Griffin Part Of Athletics’ Young, High-Potential Starting Pitching

If the A’s are going to make the playoffs again, it will be on the strength of their pitching. A.J. Griffin will be a big part of that.

03/13/2013

Robin Ventura. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Ventura Loses Manager Of The Year To Oakland’s Melvin

Despite having the Chicago White Sox in first place in the AL Central for most of the year, when most people believed the team would be near the bottom of the division, Robin Ventura lost out on the Manager of the Year to Oakland Athletics’ manager Bob Melvin.

11/13/2012

Stephen Drew #5 of the Oakland Athletics hits a RBI double against the Detroit Tigers in the 6th inning during Game Four of the American League Division Series at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 10, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Rally Past Tigers 4-3 To Force Game 5

Seth Smith hit a game-tying two-run double off Detroit closer Jose Valverde in the ninth inning and Coco Crisp capped Oakland’s most dramatic comeback yet with an RBI single as the Athletics staved off elimination for a second straight night with a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 of the AL division series Wednesday.

10/11/2012

Brett Anderson #49 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 9, 2012 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Anderson Pitches A’s Past Tigers To Stay Alive In ALDS

Brett Anderson outdueled fellow playoff first-timer Anibal Sanchez and received stellar defense all over the diamond, and the upstart Oakland Athletics avoided another playoff sweep by Detroit, beating the Tigers 2-0 Tuesday night in their AL division series.

10/09/2012

Pat Neshek.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

A’s Reliever Neshek Says Newborn Son Died ‘With No Explanation’

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Pat Neshek said that his newborn son has died.

670 The Score–10/04/2012

Austin Jackson missed a line drive that scored two runs..  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tigers Lose, White Sox’s Magic Number At 12

Seth Smith homered, doubled and drove in four runs, and the Oakland Athletics avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Detroit Tigers 12-4 Thursday in a matchup of AL playoff contenders.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2012

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers winds up for a pitch against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on September 19, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Cabrera And Verlander Help Tigers Top A’s 6-2

Miguel Cabrera homered, Omar Infante drove in three runs and Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Wednesday night.

09/19/2012

Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a fifth inning home run with Miguel Cabrera #24 while playing the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on September 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Cabrera Drives In 6, Tigers Rout A’s 12-2

Miguel Cabrera homered twice, including an eighth-inning grand slam, and the Detroit Tigers had no trouble overcoming an early injury to right-hander Max Scherzer in a 12-2 rout of the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.

09/18/2012

Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn shakes hands with third baseman Kevin Youkilis after Youkilis hit a grand slam in the 5th inning against the New York Yankees at U.S. Cellular Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

American League Playoff Picture Breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of each contending American League ball club’s record against other playoff contenders.

670 The Score–08/23/2012

Bartolo Colon. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Baseball Still Has PED Problem – So Let’s Fix It

In just the past week, we’ve seen San Francisco’s Melky Cabrera and Oakland’s Bartolo Colon both receive 50-game suspensions after tests revealed elevated testosterone levels, making the Bay area again the epicenter of PED use, same as it ever was.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale pitches against the Oakland Athletics at U.S. Cellular Field on August 12, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sale Fans 11, White Sox Top A’s 7-3

Chris Sale struck out 11 in 6 2-3 innings, A.J. Pierzynski had a two-run home run in a five-run sixth inning and Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Sunday.

08/12/2012

Francisco Liriano #58 of the Chicago White Sox throws against the Oakland Atheltics at U.S. Cellular Field on August 11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

Athletics Rally To Beat White Sox 9-7

Jonny Gomes homered to tie the game, and Brandon Inge hit a go-ahead single as the Oakland Athletics scored twice in the eighth inning and beat the Chicago White Sox 9-7 on Saturday night.

08/11/2012

Oakland Athletics center fielder Yoenis Cespedes hits a two-run home run to tie the game in the bottom of the 14th inning against the Chicago White Sox in Oakland on April 25, 2012. The Athletics won the game 5-4 in the 14th inning. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

White Sox Fall Short As A’s Get 3 In 14th, Win 5-4

The White Sox head back to the Windy City from a solid road trip with a pair of milestones to celebrate alongside their home fans. They nearly had one more win to take along, too.

04/25/2012

Chicago White Sox v Oakland Athletics

Oakland Turns Tables, Shuts Out White Sox 2-0

The White Sox’ winning streak has come to an end, after they were shut out Tuesday night by the Oakland Athletics.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics

First-Place White Sox Shut Out Oakland 4-0

The White Sox now find themselves in first place, after Jake Peavy threw his best game of the season and shut out the Oakland Athletics 4-0 Monday night.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Philip Humber. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Humber To Present Top Ten List On Letterman

Two days after throwing the 21st perfect game in Major League Baseball history, White Sox starter Philip Humber will present the Top Ten List on The Late Show with David Letterman Monday night.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2012

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