put the game on his shoulders, and A.J. Pierzynski sent him home with a win.
Dotel pitched three scoreless innings, Pierzynski hit a game-ending RBI double in the 13th inning and the
Chicago White Sox
4-3 on Wednesday night.
singled with one out in the 13th against
(0-2) and Pierzynski followed with a double off the wall in left-center.
Dotel (3-3) allowed two hits and struck out two, giving Chicago's bullpen some rest one night after the
used five relievers in an 11-3 loss to Oakland.
''I just wanted to win or lose the game,'' Dotel said. ''I just said give me one more, give me one more.''
Ramirez drove in two runs for the
, who have won six of eight and moved within 6 1/2 games of AL Central-leading Detroit.
''All we can do is try to win games and try to forget about Detroit,'' Dotel said. ''Hopefully they lose, but don't worry
about them, just think about ourselves and do our best. That's the only thing we can do now.''
Chicago nearly handed Oakland a run in the top half of the 13th when center fielder
's routine fly with one out. Hairston wasn't running hard and only made it to first. He then made another baserunning blunder
when he was doubled off on
's high infield popup.
replaced left fielder Hairston with
in the bottom of the 13th.
''I just took him out of the game,'' said Geren, who had a chat with Hairston after the loss.
Chicago led 3-2 before Oakland rallied in the eighth.
entered with the bases empty and two outs, and surrendered a double to Hairston and Suzuki's tying RBI single.
Oakland's bullpen allowed one run in 9 1-3 innings but the A's still lost their three-game winning streak.
''They did a hell of a job, especially all the new guys,'' Oakland starter
said. ''Guys you bring up in September and get their feet wet, slammed the door.''
, making his fifth start since being called up from Triple-A Charlotte on Aug. 18, allowed two runs and five hits in six innings
Chicago pushed across two runs in the second to take a 3-1 lead.
, who finished with four hits, doubled in
scored on third baseman
's throwing error allowing Ramirez to reach.
doubled in a run in the third for Oakland.
threw an intense side session before the game that was somewhere between 50-60 pitches, but Peavy is still uncertain if a
start in the majors is his next step. ''I have no idea what the plans are,'' he said. ''I did what I was asked to do today
and I was excited to do that.'' ... Oakland RHP
, who has tendinitis in his pitching shoulder, threw a side session. There is no timetable for the rookie's next start. ...
Oakland had a season-high five stolen bases. They were 5 for 8 on the night. ... Rookie 3B
missed his fourth straight game with a strained right oblique. He is expected back in the lineup on Friday when Chicago begins
a West Coast trip against the
Los Angeles Angels
grounded out in the 11th with bases loaded. He was 0 for 6 and is in an 8-for-63 slump. ... Cahill allowed three runs in three