Oakland Stops Chicago’s Streak of Series Wins at 7

July 22: Chicago 14, Oakland 6

Tim Hudson finally ran into a tough day on the mound after getting 17 starts into the season without a truly bad game. Chicago made all kinds of contact and dropped in 19 hits against Hudson and an ineffective Oakland bullpen. The first six Sox hitters all had multi-hit games.

Hudson’s ERA is still sparkly at 3.28, but he dropped out of the exclusive sub-3.00 ERA club for now.

Eddie Collins scored three runs for both teams.

                   R  H BB
CHI 103 010 225 - 14 19  4
OAK 103 001 001 -  6  9  5

HR: M. Minoso (4), H. Baines (2)

starters    IP  R ER HR BB SO
T. Lee     8.0  5  4  0  4  5  
T. Hudson  6.2  7  7  1  2  4 

CHI 51-43, OAK 49-45

July 23: Oakland 7, Chicago 1

Things continue to be rough at the back end of Chicago’s rotation, and Johnny Rigney got slapped around pretty good for six innings, including a three run Reggie Jackson bomb. Chief Bender and Rollie Fingers quieted what has of late been an electric Chicago offense.

                  R H BB
CHI 000 001 000 - 1 6  3
OAK 203 101 00x - 7 8  4

HR: R. Jackson (16)

starters    IP  R ER HR BB SO
J. Rigney  6.0  7  7  1  4  0  
C. Bender  7.0  1  1  0  1  5 

CHI 51-44, OAK 50-45

zitoJuly 24: Oakland 4, Chicago 0

Barry Zito’s astonishing turn-around continues. After 13 starts, he held a weighty 6.51 ERA. Over his subsequent five starts he’s allowed 0.94 earned runs per nine innings, tossed a no-hit shutout, a one-run complete game, and a two-hit shutout of the Sox in this game.

The teams are now tied for fifth in the Original, but just two games out of second place.

                  R  H BB
CHI 000 000 000 - 0  2  3
OAK 200 001 10x - 4 12  1

HR: J. Foxx (19)

starters   IP  R ER HR BB SO
C. Sale   7.0  4  4  1  1 11  
B. Zito   9.0  0  0  0  2  2 

CHI 51-45, OAK 51-45
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