Guaranteed Rate Field will host game 4 of 4 Thursday afternoon between the Oakland Athletics and the Chicago White Sox. Oakland comes into this game 68-53 on the year after losing 4 of the last 5 games played including the first 3 games of this series. Paul Blackburn got to start for Oakland in game three of this series giving up three runs on five hits across 5.1 innings of work resulting in the loss.
The Oakland offense struggled on Wednesday going a combined 7-34 from the plate including 1-12 with runners in scoring position, while leaving 11 men on base. Starling Marte and Seth brown led the way for the Oakland offense driving in one run each.
The Chicago White Sox 20 games over .500 after winning the first three games of this series. Despite struggling from the plate in game 3 with only nine hits on the day Chicago eked out the win. Luis Robert led the way for Chicago going 3-4 on the day to drive in two runs. Eloy Jimenez Chipped in for the Chicago offense driving in one run.
Potential Cy Young award winner Lance Lynn got the start for Chicago giving up one run on three hits, while striking out four batters across four innings resulting in a no decision. Garrett Crochet came on in relief giving up one hit in 1.2 innings to pick up the win. The Chicago bullpen held true until Liam Hendricks came on in the 8th to record the save.