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Athletics 6, White Sox 2

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- David DeJesus put in a tough workout in the weight room after a good day at the plate. He's not going to rest now that he has 1,000 career hits to his record.

DeJesus lined a two-run triple for No. 1,000, Tyson Ross took a shutout into the sixth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 6-2 on Saturday.

"It's crazy, you know. This game is tough," DeJesus said. "Getting up here is tough and staying up here is tougher, and it shows that I'm able to put my time in and actually do the job to keep getting the chance to play every day. I'm proud of it."

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Cliff Pennington, Daric Barton and Kurt Suzuki also drove in runs for the A's. Josh Willingham, who served a one-game suspension Friday night, added two hits.

Ross (3-2) gave up two runs on six hits over 7 1/3 innings. The 24-year-old righty struck out a career-high eight and walked one. He put together back-to-back victories for the first time in the majors.

"I'm learning it's not about how hard you throw, but how you execute a pitch," Ross said. "I felt pretty strong the whole way. I had a good feel for my slider and that helped everything."

Paul Konerko homered and Adam Dunn doubled twice for the White Sox, who lost for the second time in seven games.

"Ross threw the ball well," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "We've only seen him out of the bullpen once, but today he was good. I don't know how they do it; they find pitchers everywhere. Every time you come to this town, it's just one after another after another. It's always been like that. Every time you come to Oakland, you're going to face good pitching."

Gavin Floyd (4-3) allowed five runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings, his shortest start since last Sept. 24 when he hurt his shoulder before throwing a pitch against the A's.

Kevin Kouzmanoff doubled in the second and scored on Pennington's single. Barton's sacrifice fly made it 2-0.

In the fifth, DeJesus hit his second triple in as many days, and his third of the season, for a 4-0 lead. Suzuki followed with a single, ending Floyd's afternoon.

"I was struggling right out of the gate," Floyd said. "The ball was up and I tried everything I could to bring the ball down in the strike zone."

Floyd allowed as many runs in this game as he had in 34 previous innings against the A's. He fell to 3-1 in seven starts against Oakland.

"Gavin was struggling the whole game," Guillen said. "He was driving the wrong way, almost the whole game, against traffic. He had a tough time finding the plate and being consistent."

Konerko's home run ended Ross' streak of 34 1/3 innings without giving up a long ball. Konerko surpassed Rocky Colavito for 67th on the career homers list with 375.

Dunn, who also struck out twice against Ross, was impressed with Ross.

"He's really good," Dunn said. "I didn't realize how good of stuff he had until I actually stepped in the box. He had one of those sliders that you don't really see everyday. He changes speeds on it so good. He's just got a live arm."

Notes

Oakland's Ryan Sweeney went 0-for-5, ending his season-best seven-game hitting streak. ... Ross made his 11th start in the majors. The 7 1/3 innings marked his longest outing. ... White Sox INF Mark Teahan (mild strain of right oblique) will be reevaluated in Chicago on Monday, where a decision will be made to determine if he goes on the disabled list. He was injured Wednesday in a game against the Angels. ... A's RHP Andrew Bailey threw 1 1/3 innings in an extended spring training game, allowing a run on two hits. He'll be in Oakland on Sunday and could possibly be sent on a rehab assignment. ... Chicago's bullpen has an 0.40 ERA over its last 10 games.

 
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Players of the Game
Oakland

D. DeJesus
AB 3
R 2
H 1
HR 0
RBI 2
Chicago

P. Konerko
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
 
Chicago White Sox
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Juan Pierre, LF4000002 .242
Alexei Ramirez, SS3110101 .255
Adam Dunn, DH4020021 .216
Paul Konerko, 1B4112001 .322
Carlos Quentin, RF4000022 .257
Alex Rios, CF4010011 .200
Ramon Castro, C3000011 .200
Gordon Beckham, 2B3010021 .218
Brent Morel, 3B3010002 .226
Totals3227218  
Batting
2B - Adam Dunn 2 (9, Ross, Balfour)
HR - Paul Konerko (10, Ross)
RBI - Paul Konerko 2 (30)
2-OUT RBI - Paul Konerko 2 (13)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
E - Carlos Quentin (1, Throwing)
Chicago White Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gavin Floyd (L,4-3) 4.1955240 4.22
Tony Pena 2.2110310 6.92
Chris Sale 1000210 6.08
WP - Gavin Floyd (4)
Pitches-Strikes - Gavin Floyd 96-59, Tony Pena 45-23, Chris Sale 24-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Gavin Floyd 6-3, Tony Pena 1-6
Batters Faced - Gavin Floyd 24, Tony Pena 12, Chris Sale 5
Oakland Athletics
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Coco Crisp, CF5020013 .256
Daric Barton, 1B3111101 .206
Ryan Sweeney, LF5000024 .327
Josh Willingham, DH4120100 .238
David DeJesus, RF3212212 .230
Kurt Suzuki, C3021103 .250
Mark Ellis, 2B3000002 .177
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B3110100 .209
Cliff Pennington, SS3111121 .237
Totals32610576  
Batting
2B - Kevin Kouzmanoff (5, Floyd)
3B - David DeJesus (3, Floyd)
SF - Daric Barton (2)
SH - Mark Ellis (3)
RBI - Daric Barton (7), David DeJesus 2 (13), Kurt Suzuki (12), Cliff Pennington (13)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Barton-Kouzmanoff, Kouzmanoff-Ellis-Barton
Oakland Athletics
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tyson Ross (W,3-2) 7.1622181 2.50
Grant Balfour 1.2100000 1.53
WP - Tyson Ross (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Tyson Ross 102-66, Grant Balfour 18-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tyson Ross 6-7, Grant Balfour 2-2
Batters Faced - Tyson Ross 28, Grant Balfour 5
Game Information
Attendance - 17291
Game Time - 2:49
Temperature - 58
Umpires - Home - Bob Davidson, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Brian Knight, Third Base - Jerry Layne