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Danks hits 1st career HR in 9th, White Sox top A's

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  • White Sox outfielder Jordan Danks celebrates his walk-off home run off Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Pat Neshek Friday at U.S. Cellular Field.

      White Sox outfielder Jordan Danks celebrates his walk-off home run off Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Pat Neshek Friday at U.S. Cellular Field.
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Associated Press

Jordan Danks hit his first major league homer in the bottom of the ninth inning and the White Sox overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Friday night.

With two outs in the ninth, Danks sent the first pitch he saw from Pat Neshek (1-1) deep into the right-field seats for a solo shot.

Brett Myers (1-1) pitched a scoreless inning to help the AL Central leaders win for the 11th time in 16 games. Dayan Viciedo tied it at 3 with a solo homer in the seventh, snapping a 5-for-43 slump.

A's starter Brandon McCarthy came off the disabled list to make his first start since June 19. He had been sidelined with a strained shoulder.

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