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Sox take tough loss
Athletics 7, White Sox 4
Ex-teammates Frank Thomas and Jermaine Dye both homered for their respective clubs. (AP)
 Dye's home run
The White Sox saw plenty of former teammate Frank Thomas on Saturday as he walked in the go-ahead run in a four-run seventh inning off the Chicago bullpen. Javier Vazquez's strong start (six innings) was spoiled as the South Siders didn't help themselves in the AL Central and Wild Card races.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 16, 2006
CWS
Chi White Sox (84-64)
Lost 2
Oakland 7, Chi White Sox 4   OAK
Oakland (85-62)
Won 3
September 16, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0   4 9 0
Oakland
0 0 0 1 0 2 4 0 X   7 8 0
Standings thru 9/16/06  |  Gameday  |  White Sox Stats  |  Athletics Stats
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ozuna, LF4110003.322
  Sweeney, LF1010000.235
Iguchi, 2B3010212.287
Dye, RF4112112.320
Thome, DH4000114.287
Konerko, 1B5010013.311
Crede, 3B2000301.297
Uribe, SS3110002.235
Anderson, CF4120001.234
Alomar, C4012003.275
Totals344947421 

BATTING
2B: Ozuna (10, Zito), Anderson 2 (22, Zito, Zito), Iguchi (23, Zito).
HR: Dye (42, 3rd inning off Zito, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Ozuna 2; Sweeney; Iguchi 2; Dye 4; Konerko; Uribe; Anderson 4; Alomar.
RBI: Dye 2 (117), Alomar 2 (17).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Konerko; Alomar; Ozuna 2; Thome 2.
S: Uribe.
GIDP: Uribe.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
DP: (Iguchi-Uribe-Konerko).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C4210100.295
Ellis, 2B4221001.247
Bradley, RF3110111.276
Thomas, DH2114110.281
Chavez, 3B2001201.241
Payton, CF-LF4011011.299
Swisher, LF-1B4010013.254
Johnson, 1B2110110.237
  Kotsay, CF1000000.272
Scutaro, SS4000013.253
Totals307876610 

BATTING
HR: Thomas (37, 6th inning off Vazquez, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Kendall; Ellis 2; Bradley; Thomas 4; Payton; Swisher; Johnson.
RBI: Thomas 4 (102), Ellis (48), Chavez (67), Payton (56).
2-out RBI: Thomas 3; Ellis; Chavez; Payton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Chavez; Swisher 2.
SF: Thomas.
GIDP: Scutaro.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Chavez-Ellis-Johnson).

 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vazquez 6.05332514.70
Thornton (H, 17)(L, 5-3)0.21221103.48
MacDougal (BS, 1)0.01222001.69
Logan 0.00001006.75
Hermanson 1.11000002.45
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zito (W, 16-9)7.07447313.91
Kennedy (H, 11)0.21000002.28
Duchscherer (H, 14)0.10000103.18
Street (S, 34)1.01000002.97

MacDougal pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.
Logan pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Vazquez.
IBB: Dye (by Zito).
Pitches-strikes: Vazquez 98-59, Thornton 18-8, MacDougal 11-3, Logan 6-2, Hermanson 10-8, Zito 121-66, Kennedy 8-8, Duchscherer 5-3, Street 17-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Vazquez 5-8, Thornton 0-1, MacDougal 0-0, Logan 0-0, Hermanson 2-2, Zito 6-12, Kennedy 1-1, Duchscherer 0-0, Street 2-1.
Batters faced: Vazquez 24, Thornton 4, MacDougal 3, Logan 1, Hermanson 5, Zito 34, Kennedy 3, Duchscherer 1, Street 4.
Inherited runners-scored: MacDougal 2-2, Logan 3-1, Hermanson 3-1, Duchscherer 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Paul Nauert. 3B: Larry Vanover.
Weather: 69 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 32,169.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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