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A’s rediscover the win column with 7-5 victory over White Sox

Since I didn’t get a chance to blog before the game, here’s a link to the A’s notebook that will appear in Saturday’s paper. The pregame update will return Saturday …

It was a lively A’s clubhouse after a four-run rally in the ninth provided a 7-5 victory over the White Sox that snapped a 10-game losing streak.

A few snippets of what was said:

From new manager Bob Melvin, who got his first win with Oakland:
“Did you see everybody up on the railing (in the ninth)? They did that on their own. At the beginning of the inning, everybody that was on the back of the bench came up on the top rail because everybody had a good feeling about the way we were playing tonight.”

From Scott Sizemore, the hero with a three-run double in the ninth:
“These guys have been through a rough stretch, and I’ve only been here five days now. To get a win, it’s just a great feeling.”

From closer Andrew Bailey, who notched his first save of the season:
“It’s a bit of a relief. Bob Melvin said the past is the past and we’re going to play for today. But somewhere in the back of your head, you know we’ve lost 10 straight. It’s nice to get off that skid and hopefully start a 10-game winning streak.”

Joe Stiglich