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Sale strikes out 11 in Sox win

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  • White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski hits a two-run home run Sunday against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning at U.S. Cellular Field.

      White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski hits a two-run home run Sunday against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning at U.S. Cellular Field.
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Chris Sale struck out 11 in 6 2/3 innings, A.J. Pierzynski had a two-run home run in a five-run sixth inning and the White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Sunday.

Sale (14-3) reached double digits in strikeouts for the third time this season. He had 10 strikeouts through the first five innings, allowed two runs on solo homer and walked none.

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Oakland starter Bartolo Colon (9-9) allowed six runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out two and walked two. With the score tied at 1 in the sixth, Pierzynski's 23rd homer put the White Sox up 3-1.

Sale allowed home runs to Rosales and a home run to Jonny Gomes that tied the game in the sixth. Derek Norris homered off Addison Reed in the ninth.

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