Chris Volstad

White Sox lose to A's in 14-inning game that lasted 5 hours, 48 minutes — the Sox's longest since 2006

White Sox lose to A's in 14-inning game that lasted 5 hours, 48 minutes — the Sox's longest since 2006

Considering his team lost 12-11 to the A’s in 14 innings over the span of 5 hours, 48 minutes, White Sox manager Rick Renteria was almost happy.

“I’m not as frustrated as you might think from this game because my guys showed a lot of (guts) today,” Renteria said. “Obviously it didn’t turn out the way we wanted, but we kept chipping away. ... They’re going to end up winning more games because of the way they went about their business today in the long run than they might imagine.”

With his entire bullpen spent and the game tied 11-11 through 13 innings, Renteria asked James Shields, who was scheduled to start Friday’s game in Chicago against the Astros, if he could take the...

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