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g into form at precisely the right time. Adil Rashid,
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 Chicago White Sox. Donaldsons 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 Chicagos Conor Gillaspie with one out in the ninth to preserve the win. Sale (5-4) hadnt 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. In the sixth Adam Rosales singled and, after Coco Crisp struck out, Jed Lowrie singled. Yoenis Cespedes followed with walk, and Donaldson hit a 1-1 pitch for an opposite-field home run to right to give Oakland a 4-3 lead. The Athletics won for the 18th time in 21 games and the White Sox lost for the 10th time in 11. Parker beat the White Sox for the second time in five days with a seven-inning, five-hit effort. He walked two and struck out four. Reliever Ryan Cook pitched out of a first-and-second jam with none out in the eighth and Grant Balfour pitched the ninth for his 15th save. Sale stayed in the game for 118 pitches. He left after striking out Crisp to lead off the eighth. Sale allowed five hits, walked one and struck out six. The White Sox led 1-0 on Tyler Flowers third-inning home run on a 0-2 pitch by Parker. In the fourth, Dayan Viciedos sacrifice fly to left scored Alex Rios, who had singled, stole second when Adam Dunn struck out, and moved to third when catcher Derek Norris threw the ball into centre field for an error on the stolen base. Chicago expanded the lead to 3-0 on a fifth-inning sacrifice fly by Alejandro De Aza, scoring Gordon Beckham. Beckham had led off with a single, moved up on Jordan Danks ground out and took third on Flowers single. NOTES: Chicago played for the second straight game without manager Robin Ventura, who was on the West Coast for his daughters graduation. ... The Athletics are now 5-0 on the season against Chicago. ... The grand slam allowed by Sale was the first home run he gave up in five starts. ... Flowers home run was his fifth, but first in 24 games. He matched a career high with three hits in the game. ... Saturdays starters will be Oaklands Tommy Milone (6-5, 3.91) and Chicagos John Danks (0-2, 5.06). ... The White Sox have a family tie to their third-round pick in Fridays baseball draft, outfielder Jacob May of Coastal Carolina. May is the grandson of former Cincinnati Reds player Lee May. Lee Mays brother is former White Sox first baseman Carlos May. Wholesale Air Max 90 China . -- Yogi Ferrell orchestrates pretty much everything in Indianas offence. Black Air Max 90 China . The 29-year-old Baines has established himself as one of the top attacking full backs in the country and was the subject of two bids from United during the last off-season. Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that keeping Baines at the club is a "massive boost and exciting for the future" because he brings "maturity and football knowledge in a very specialized position on the pitch" and an "infectious and positive influence to the rest of the squad. . Kiriasis and brakeman Franziska Fritz finished two runs in one minute 55.41 seconds -- a mere 0.01 seconds ahead of Meyers and Lolo Jones, who likely bolstered her Olympic hopes by helping give USA-1 a huge push in the second heat. Green Air Max 90 China . Soukalova missed only one target and completed the 15-kilometre course in 40 minutes, 32.6 seconds for both victories in this seasons individual discipline. Darya Domracheva of Belarus was second, 34. Air Max 90 China . Hazard cut in from the left and scored with a swerving right-footed shot for ninth goal of the season, which proved to be enough for the victory despite Chelseas forwards again lacking a cutting edge up front. Durham 265 (Brooks 4-76) and 39 for 3 need a further 382 to beat Yorkshire 460 and 225 for 2 dec (Lyth 114*, Lees 88)Scorecard There is no such thing in Yorkshire as a perfect day. The very notion is an impertinence, a character flaw which must be eradicated. Yorkshire came extremely close to it at Headingley as they pressed for a hat-trick of Championship titles. They asserted themselves so emphatically against Durham with both bat and ball that victory looks comfortably within their grasp on the final day. Middlesex, the leaders, can feel their advantage being clipped away.But nothing is ever perfect. To Yorkshire cricket historians this was another chance gone begging, another cause for a regretful shaking of heads, another opportunity squandered to right a wrong. This time it was Alex Lees who passed up the chance. Next year, it will be someone else. By the time this tiny blot on Yorkshires cricketing landscape is removed, the cognoscenti who have long awaited the day in the darkest recesses of the decrepit old Rugby Stand, where the sun never dares intrude, can expect to be looking on from a stand altogether more palatial.It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Yorkshire cricket fan in possession of a bit of brass must be in want of a Yearbook. Jane Austen never quite penned that line, but in Yorkshire crickets alternative version of Pride and Prejudice, it is a fact nonetheless.The 118th edition of the Yorkshire Yearbook carries on its front cover a picture of Andrew Gale, the captain, and Dickie Bird, a much-loved former player, president and lucky mascot, with the Championship trophy. With Durham, set 421 for victory, pruned back to 39 for 3 in the 16 overs by the close of the third day, expectations have never been as high that a third title is within range. Yorkshire, once more, look fit and strong. They can rarely have played as well as this all season.But one statistic still refuses to deliver itself. That Yearbook reveals that 19 Yorkshire batsmen have scored two centuries in a match for the county, from David Denton at Trent Bridge in 1906 to Gary Ballance at The Oval in 2013. But none of them - not even the greatest names - have ever managed it at Headingley. The grim old ground refuses to cast its favours lightly.Lees, with 132 already in the book, had the record in range as he and Adam Lyth extended Yorkshires first-innings lead of 195. Runs were gobbled up at four an over, both batsmen entirely in charge. Lyth cut a dash and Lees possessed certainty and power in reserve. When Lees plays well, it suddenly becomes doubly apparent that here is a batsman with enough physical strength to bully an attack into submission, and that potential wass evident from the outset.ddddddddddddBut that historic second century would not come. He rattled off a first fifty in 66 balls, slowed a while after tea, and when he lifted Ryan Pringle over midwicket for six to reach 86, anticipation was whetted. Note to Yearbook editor: potential insert needed on p283. A statistician or two would have been consumed by a desire to dash on to the field and warn him. Then three balls later, with two more runs added, if he didnt drive at Pringle and edge to Michael Richardson. Well-merited applause was granted, Yearbooks closed, lifes little imperfections borne stoutly once more.The century went instead to Lyth, who followed Lees in the first innings by reaching 1000 first-class runs for the season. A stand of 185 was their biggest of the season. There is a sense that Lyth, Lees and, indeed, Ballance are all heading into form at precisely the right time. Adil Rashid, David Willey and Liam Plunkett could soon be on hand to bolster the attack. This has been an uneven Yorkshire season, but it is gathering pace on cue.Yorkshire, like all good sides on their mettle, had a remorseless air. At 205 for 4 at start of play, still 255 behind, Durhams task was demanding but not impossible. By lunch, they had been dismissed for 265, Yorkshires pace attack taking control as soon as the murky conditions lightened enough for them to bowl.Ryan Sidebottom and Jack Brooks made excellent use of the second new ball, Brooks finishing with four wickets and bowling with verve and ambition, Sidebottom producing the best ball of all to strike Jack Burnhams off stump. Burnhams game resistance deserved a half-century, at the very least, but it was Sidebottom who cast a smile upon the world.On a sunlit evening, armed with another new ball, they once again made eager inroads. Durhams openers, Mark Stoneman and Keaton Jennings, are instrumental in their success and Jack Brooks removed both, hurrying Stoneman into a pull that lobbed gently to mid-off and leaving Jennings for the wicketkeeper, Andrew Hodd, to hold the catch. That wicket delighted Brooks enough for him to indulge on one of his characteristic sprints around the square where he displays the excited exuberance of a loose horse in the National.The final wicket, that of the young buck Burnham, went to Steve Patterson. He had been absent for much of the day for personal reasons, returned around tea, and committed himself physically and mentally once again to the job in hand. At times, little achievements can be worthy of considerable respect. The stuff of champions perhaps. 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