Smith Pitches Oakland Past White Sox

A's off to best 14-game start since days of McGwire
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2008 10:31 PM CDT
Oakland Athletics' pitcher Huston Street, right, celebrates with catcher Kurt Suzuki after defeating the Chicago White Sox in an MLB game in Chicago Monday, April 14, 2008. The Athletics won 2-1.    (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
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(Newser) – Greg Smith outpitched Mark Buehrle for his first major league win, and Kurt Suzuki went 4-for-4 as Oakland beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 Monday for its eighth victory in 10 games. Making his second big league appearance, Smith (1-0) gave up one run and six hits over seven innings at U.S. Cellular Field, where the gametime temperature was 42 degrees.

The A's are 6-1 on their first road trip of the season and they improved to 9-5 overall for their best start through 14 games since 1992. Huston Street got his fourth save in five chances with a shaky ninth. The White Sox, who had won seven of nine, were cooled off by Smith, who came to Oakland from Arizona.