Athletics thrash White Sox

Brandon Ross hits two home runs as the Oakland Athletics record a huge 11-0 victory over the Chicago side in MLB.

    Eight of Oakland's nine starters had at least one hit [Reuters]
    Eight of Oakland's nine starters had at least one hit [Reuters]

    Brandon Moss homered twice and Drew Pomeranz and three relievers combined on a four-hit shutout as the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 9-0 for their sixth consecutive win.

    Josh Reddick also homered while Yoenis Cespedes added two hits and scored twice to anchor a shuffled Oakland lineup that had catcher John Jaso batting leadoff for just the fourth time this season.

    Pomeranz (3-1) went five shutout innings in his first start on May 7 and matched that with another stellar five-inning outing against Chicago.

    The Athletics' left-hander struck out a career-high eight, walked two and gave up just three single hits.

    The White Sox are struggling in the early-season, having lost their fourth straight match.

    Cardinals down Cubs

    Pinch-hitter Greg Garcia was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and one out in the 12th inning, sending the St. Louis Cardinals over the Chicago Cubs 4-3..

    Jhonny Peralta led off the 12th with a single for his third hit. Justin Grimm (1-2) retired Matt Holliday on a popup, but walks to Allen Craig and Yadier Molina loaded the bases for Garcia.

    Seth Maness (1-2) tossed a scoreless 12th for the win. Both teams used seven pitchers.

    Trailing 3-2 going into the ninth, Chicago rallied to tie it off closer Trevor Rosenthal on Emilio Bonifacio's RBI single with two outs.

    SOURCE: AP


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