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White Sox

Donaldson hits grand slam, buries White Sox

White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale leaves the game against the Oakland Athletics during the eighth inning Friday at U.S. Cellular Field.
White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale leaves the game against the Oakland Athletics during the eighth inning Friday at U.S. Cellular Field.

CHICAGO – Josh Donaldson hit his first career grand slam, Josh Reddick made a homer-saving catch in the ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied from a three-run deficit Friday night for a 4-3 victory over Chris Sale and the White Sox.

Donaldson’s ninth home run of the season came in the sixth inning and helped Oakland right-hander Jarrod Parker (5-6) earn his fourth win in five decisions.

Reddick made a leaping catch to take away a home run from the Sox’s Conor Gillaspie with one out in the ninth to preserve the win.

Sale (5-4) hadn’t given up more than two earned runs since April 11, and he cruised out to a 3-0 lead through five innings in this one.

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