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|White Sox Go Extra Innings to Beat Athletics
|CHICAGO (AP) -- A.J. Pierzynski hit a game-ending RBI double in the 13th inning, Scott Podsednik had four hits and the Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 Wednesday night.
Alexei Ramirez singled with one out in the 13th against Edgar Gonzalez (0-2) and Pierzynski followed with a double off the wall in left-center.
Ramirez drove in two runs for the White Sox, who have won six of eight. Octavio Dotel (3-3) pitched three scoreless innings.
Chicago nearly handed Oakland a run in the top half of the 13th when center fielder Alex Rios dropped Scott Hairston's routine fly with one out. Hairston wasn't running hard and only made it to first. He then made another baserunning blunder when he was doubled off on Kurt Suzuki's high infield popup.
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