White Sox Wild Pitch Game Winning Run, Best A’s

Adam Engel scored on a wild pitch from Zach Jackson with one out in the ninth inning to record the winning run and Gavin Sheets homered a two-run homer to lift the host Chicago White Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox. ‘Oakland Athletics Saturday night. .

Sheets, who tied the game in the seventh, doubled to lead in the ninth. Josh Harrison followed with a sacrificial bunt to advance Engel, a common pinch for Sheets, to third base.

Chicago snapped a two-game skid while ending Oakland’s best four-game winning streak.

Sean Murphy and Seth Brown homered, and Paul Blackburn capped a tough July with five shutout innings to keep the A’s afloat.

Murphy and Brown powered up to give Oakland their 34th and 35th homers of the month. Brown has now gone deep three times on the show.

Battling through July at 0-3 with a 9.15 ERA in four starts on Saturday, Blackburn scattered five hits while striking out four.

After allowing a first single to Tim Anderson to start the game, Blackburn retired the next 10 batters before an AJ Pollock single with one out in the fourth.

Chicago right-hander Johnny Cueto held Oakland off both home runs. Cueto spaced two runs and six hits with a walk and two strikeouts in seven innings. The veteran has worked at least six innings in six consecutive starts.

Sheets connected against Austin Pruitt in the seventh, hitting the first pitch he saw over the infield wall at right center after Pruitt hit Andrew Vaughn with a 3-2 delivery.

Eloy Jimenez, Anderson and Sheets each had two hits for Chicago. Brown had two hits for the A’s.

Liam Hendriks (2-3) struck out two batters in the ninth for the victory. Jackson fell to 2-3, allowing a run and a hit in the third inning.

Anderson was suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for contacting a referee before being ejected in the seventh inning of Friday’s loss to Oakland. Anderson elected to appeal, allowing him to continue playing for the time being.

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