The Oakland Athletics hit nine pitches, the Chicago White Sox beat them there with 12 hits, but the A's prevailed on Thursday by beating the hosts 8-5 and boucing back after losing the last game of their series against the Royals.
It can't be said that defating the White Sox is something glories, but you can only beat whoever is in front of you and a win's a win.
The A's defeated Kansas City twice earlier this week and they have started their four-game matchup against the Sox on the road on the right foot too.
Shea Langeliers (twice), Brent Rooker, Zack Gelof, and Tony Kemp combined for five (five!) homers through an exciting evening of baseball in which Ryan Noda committed a theft and Jonah Bride was caught stealing.
As you can see in the clip above, the A's started slow and allowed Andrew Benintendi to put the White Sox on top right from the get-go. That lead lasted for a while with the A's wasting chances left and right and not adding runs to the scoreboard until well into the heart of the game.
When they did, though, they did in humongous fashion. Oakland scored three runs in the fourth courtesy of Langy's homer brining home his own soul as well as baserunners Tony Kemp and Seth Brown.
This being the A's, you know what came next: Chicago scored four runs themselves. LOL. Anyway, that was all left in the White Sox collective scoring tank, as they would proceed to go dry after a fruitful fifth frame scoring no more runs through the rest of the game.
The A's, who entered the sixth inning down 5-3, made quick work of their hosts by scoring two in the sixth inning, two in the seventh, and finally putting the cherry on top in the eighth inning to cap a fancy eight-run ballgame in which they conquered the mighty 50-78 Sox on the road.
Oakland has looked unstoppable of late, winning three of their last four games on their way to a 37-91 record. The race for the second-worst place in the standings is heating up, with Kansas City (41-88) only 3.5 games above Oakland.
So much fun!