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Oakland Athletics Sweep Chicago White Sox; Jump Into Second Wild Card Spot Momentarily

Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder (18) celebrates with Mark Canha, left, and Franklin Barreto (1) after scoring the game winning run against the Chicago White Sox at the end of a baseball game Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Pinder scored on a throwing error by Chicago's Jose Rondon. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

With the game tied at two in the bottom of the ninth-inning between the Oakland Athletics and the Chicago White Sox, Chad Pinder was on first base for Oakland and there was no body out.

Ramon Laureano hit a routine ground ball to Chicago’s shortstop Jose Rondon and he threw it over Yolmer Sanchez’s head. The ball went all the way past first base and Pinder was able to score from first base without a throw and the Athletics took down the White Sox 3-2.

With the win, Oakland sweeps the series from Chicago and they are also now in the second wild card spot in the American League over the Cleveland Indians by 0.5 games.

In the eighth-inning when the game was tied at two then also, there was one out and Matt Chapman was at third base. Khris Davis hit a fly ball to right field.

Chapman tried to score, but right fielder Ryan Cordell threw him out at the plate. It appeared as if on instant replay that catcher James McCann was late on the tag, but the play was upheld.

Jose Rondon had an RBI single in the second-inning for the White Sox.

Matt Chapman had an RBI ground out in the third-inning for the Oakland Athletics.

Eloy Jimenez hit a solo home run off of Brett Anderson in the seventh-inning for Chicago.

Ramon Laureano tied the game at two in the seventh-inning for Oakland on a solo home run off of Evan Marshall.

Liam Hendriks (4-0) was the winning pitcher for the Athletics. He pitched one inning and struck out one batter.

Jace Fry (1-4) was the losing pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. He didn’t record an out. Fry also gave up a hit and one run.

Reynaldo Lopez was the starting pitcher for Chicago. He pitched six quality innings and gave up three hits and one run. Lopez also walked two batters and struck out seven.

Brett Anderson was the starting pitcher for Oakland. He pitched 6.2 innings and gave up seven hits and two runs. Anderson walked one batter and struck out three.

The White Sox will begin a four-game series on the road against the Kansas City Royals starting on Monday night. The Oakland Athletics will begin a two-game set at home against the Seattle Mariners starting on Tuesday night.

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