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Pinder delivers timely hit, A's advance in playoffs at last

Oakland will open a best-of-five AL Division Series on Monday against Houston at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics finally advanced in a playoff round to erase two decades of little postseason success, riding a go-ahead two-run single by Chad Pinder in the fifth and repeated costly walks by Chicago’s relievers to rally past the White Sox 6-4.Now, at last, the AL West champions have earned that coveted series with the rival Astros on the big October stage.

Sean Murphy hit a two-run homer in the fourth for the A’s as Oakland won the best-of-three wild-card round at home.

Oakland will open a best-of-five AL Division Series on Monday against Houston at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. 

Credit: AP
Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Liam Hendriks celebrates after striking out Chicago White Sox's Nomar Mazara for the final out of Game 3 of an American League wild-card baseball series Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. The Athletics won 6-4. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)