Sox beat A’s

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CHICAGO (AP) — Mike Olt homered and Melky Cabrera had a two-run double as part of a six-run fourth inning to help the Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 9-4 on Wednesday night.

Chicago’s scoring burst in the fourth came a night after the White Sox allowed 10 runs in the fourth inning during an 11-run loss.

In this game, the White Sox hit three home runs to help Erik Johnson (2-0) to his second straight win. He gave up three runs and six hits over six innings.

Chicago sent 11 hitters to the plate in the fourth to extend their lead to 9-1. Olt’s two-run homer and Cabrera’s two-run double came after Jose Abreu — who hit his 29th home run in the third inning — drew a bases-loaded walk off reliever Pat Venditte.

Oakland starter Cody Martin (2-5) gave up six runs and six hits in three-plus innings.

 

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