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Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Chi White Sox0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 180
Oakland0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 x 5101
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  W: F. Montas (12-9)   L: D. Keuchel (8-9)
6:40 PM PT7:40 PM MT8:40 PM CT9:40 PM ET21:40 ET1:40 GMT9:40 6:40 PM MST8:40 PM EST9:10 PM VEN5:40 UAE (+1)7:40 PM CT, September 8, 2021
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California  Attendance: 8,147

Dallas Keuchel, White Sox look for different ending vs. A's

According to STATS
According to STATS

Chicago White Sox at Oakland Athletics

  1. The White Sox won three of four at Guaranteed Rate Field back on August 16-19 against the A's. Oakland hit just .190 in the four games against Chicago, but five of their 24 hits were for home runs. The White Sox hit .288 with four home runs in the series.
  2. The White Sox lost two of three at Kansas City over the weekend but have won six of their last nine games. They own a plus-136 run differential this season, which is their highest since the 2000 season when they were +139.
  3. The Athletics were swept in three games at Toronto after winning four of their previous five games. Oakland is 19-8 against teams from the American League Central and 44-46 versus the rest of the AL.
  4. Jose Abreu has 103 RBI this season, tied for the major league lead with the Royals' Salvador Perez. He led the AL in RBI the previous two seasons. The last player to lead the AL in RBI three seasons in a row was Cecil Fielder (1990-1992).
  5. Matt Olson is third in the AL with a .917 OPS. The last A's player to finish in the top three of the league in OPS was Jason Giambi in 2001 (first, 1.137 OPS). Olson is hitting .143 (2/14) versus the White Sox this season but .371 (33/89) against the rest of the AL Central.
  6. Jimmy Lambert is making his sixth career appearance and his third career start. Three of his first five appearances have come against Cleveland. James Kaprielian has allowed 10 runs in last two starts (9.0 innings) after allowing six in his previous three starts (16.1 innings).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 9/7/2021 thru 9/9/2021

Two guys who played significant roles in last year's postseason matchup between the Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics will go head-to-head for the second time in three weeks when the clubs continue their three-game series on the West Coast on Wednesday night.

The White Sox (80-58) pounded out 15 hits en route to a 6-3 victory over the A's (74-64) in the series opener, getting five sharp innings from rookie Jimmy Lambert. It was the first major league win for Lambert.

The series in a rematch at the same site of last year's opening round of the American League playoffs, a best-of-three that began with the wild-card White Sox taking a 4-1 win over the West champion A's.

Left-hander Dallas Keuchel (8-8, 5.22 ERA) had a chance to advance the White Sox into the AL division series in Game 2, but the A's scored twice in each of the first two innings en route to a series-tying 5-3 win.

Marcus Semien belted a two-run homer off Keuchel, who was outpitched by Chris Bassitt.

The A's went on to take Game 3 as well, a 6-4 win in which right-hander Frankie Montas (11-9, 3.68) got the win after pitching two innings of relief.

Liam Hendriks, who saved the Game 3 win for Oakland with three ninth-inning strikeouts, turned the tables on his old mates on Tuesday, throwing a perfect ninth for his 33rd save as a first-year member of the White Sox.

The fan favorite in Oakland offered a message to the city regarding its stadium issues and possible move to Las Vegas before the game.

"It's really affecting not only what's going on with the moving of the city or the stadium, but I guarantee it has an effect on the way guys are playing on the field because of the added extra noise that's going on, the unnecessary stuff that's happening, and I think it's sad," Hendriks said. "It's sad for not only this group, but it's sad for the organization as a whole because this is a storied organization that deserves better."

Matched up with Montas when the clubs met in Chicago last month, Keuchel got a measure of revenge when he held the visitors to two runs in five innings in a 5-2 win, allowing a homer to Matt Chapman.

That's the last time the veteran won. He's gone winless in his past three starts, during which he's allowed 18 runs (16 earned) in nine innings.

The 33-year-old has a lifetime 7-6 record and 3.08 ERA against Oakland in 23 games.

Montas has written a far different story over his past three starts. He has gone unbeaten while allowing just three runs in 20 2/3 innings.

The start in Chicago was the 28-year-old's career-first against the White Sox.

One pitcher Montas won't have the luxury of tag-teaming with on Wednesday is A's prospect Daulton Jefferies, who worked 3 1/3 innings in the series opener.

A's manager Bob Melvin was impressed with the 54-pitch outing.

"He seems to be gaining a lot of confidence as he goes along," Melvin said. "We were able to stretch him out to where we can use him a little longer out of the bullpen. He pitched great. He's really starting to find himself."

--Field Level Media

Updated September 8, 2021


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