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A's (5-6) at White Sox (7-4), Wednesday, 11 a.m.
A's: Brett Anderson (0-1, 1.93) - The left-hander has allowed only three runs in 13 innings this season. He gave up two runs in eight innings Friday in a 2-1 loss to the Twins. In two starts against the White Sox last season, Anderson only struck out two batters in 12 innings.
White Sox: John Danks (0-1, 4.50) - For his career, Danks is 4-1 with a 2.48 ERA in six starts against the A's. However, Oakland scored five times against him in 6 23 innings of his only start vs. the A's in 2010.
The A's dropped a 6-5 decision in 10 innings to the White Sox on Tuesday. Alexei Ramirez homered off Bobby Cramer to win it in the first extra frame. Oakland starter Trevor Cahill allowed four runs in 4 23 innings, while Daric Barton went 4-for-5 with a run scored. Ramirez finished with two homers and four RBIs for Chicago.
Last season, Oakland won five of the nine meetings between the teams. This season, the teams have split a pair of contests.
Andy LaRoche has hit safely in five straight games and is batting .375 on the season. ... Hideki Matsui has notched five hits in his last three games.
Lefties are hitting just .185 off Danks this season. However, for their careers, Oakland lefties David DeJesus (8-for-20, .400) and Barton (5-for-11, .455) have good numbers against him. ... Oakland is 3-0 in series finales so far this year. ... The A's have scored a total of 19 runs in their last seven games.
Aside from Cahill, which Athletics player is most likely to be in the All-Star game this summer?