Major League Baseball
Oakland 2, Chi. White Sox 1
When: 8:10 PM ET, Monday, April 11, 2011
Where: U.S Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois
Temperature: 57°
Umpires: Home - Jerry Meals, 1B - CB Bucknor, 2B - Dan Iassogna, 3B - Dale Scott
Attendance: 20057

Kurt Suzuki's solo home run in the top of the 10th inning was the decisive blow as the visiting Oakland Athletics rallied for a 2-1 victory Monday over the Chicago White Sox, who wasted a gem by Mark Buehrle.

Chicago reliever Jesse Crain (0-1) fanned the first two batters in the extra inning before Suzuki took him over the left-field wall. Brian Fuentes retired the side in order in the bottom of the inning to save it for Tyson Ross (1-0), who tossed three innings of scoreless relief. Oakland pitchers combined to strike out 13 hitters.

The Athletics trailed 1-0 entering the ninth after being stymied by Buehrle, who allowed two hits and a walk in eight innings.

Adam LaRoche led off with a double against Matt Thornton and pinch runner Cliff Pennington came in to tie the game when White Sox left fielder Juan Pierre dropped a fly ball with one out.

Chicago's Brent Lillibridge hit a two-out homer in the fifth against Dallas Braden, who allowed five hits and struck out seven in six innings.
Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Chi. White Sox
Dallas Braden Player Mark Buehrle
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 8.0
7 Strikeouts 1
5 Hits 2
1.50 ERA 0.00
Oakland   Chi. White Sox
Kurt Suzuki Player Paul Konerko
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 2
.500 Avg .667
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 5 1 10 .143 9 4 1 1 0 0
Chi. White Sox 6 1 10 .176 10 13 1 3 0 1