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Box > Chi White Sox 5, LA Dodgers 3
LA succumbs to Pier pressure
With Elmer Dessens looking good in his return from the DL and Jeff Kent's two-run homer, the Dodgers closed in on a win. But Yhency Brazoban couldn't lock down the ninth, giving up four runs in Los Angeles' fifth straight loss.
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A.J. Pierzynski watches the flight of his game-winning home run in the ninth inning. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
A.J. Pierzynski's walk-off homer capped a four-run ninth, rallying the White Sox past Los Angeles. A wild Freddy Garcia had six walks, but on a night Chicago honored its last World Series team, this year's White Sox delivered.
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LAD
LA Dodgers (33-34)
Lost 5
Chi White Sox 5, LA Dodgers 3   CWS
Chi White Sox (45-22)
Won 3
June 18, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   3 7 1
Chi White Sox
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4   5 6 0
Standings through 6/18/05  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers Stats  |  White Sox Stats
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Perez, A, DH4110113.340
Werth, RF-LF5010015.244
Drew, CF4010002.279
Kent, 2B4222001.291
Choi, 1B3000101.251
Phillips, C3010110.267
Grabowski, LF3000101.197
Repko, RF0000000.216
Edwards, 3B4010003.333
Robles, SS1000300.194
Totals313727316 

BATTING
2B: Kent (16, Garcia).
HR: Kent (14, 1st inning off Garcia, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Perez, A; Werth; Drew; Kent 6; Phillips; Edwards.
RBI: Kent 2 (53).
2-out RBI: Kent 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Edwards 2; Werth 2.
GIDP: Kent.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Robles 2 (3, 2nd base by Garcia/Pierzynski, 2nd base by Politte/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
E: Kent (6, fielding).
DP: (Phillips-Robles-Choi).

 
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Podsednik, LF4000012.282
Iguchi, 2B3100101.284
Thomas, DH3000111.286
Konerko, 1B4000012.249
Everett, RF4011010.264
1-Harris, PR0100000.233
Rowand, CF4111020.282
Pierzynski, C4212010.250
Crede, 3B3020000.243
Uribe, SS3011002.244
Totals32565278 


1-Ran for Everett in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Pierzynski (10, 9th inning off Brazoban, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Everett; Rowand; Pierzynski 4; Crede 2; Uribe.
RBI: Uribe (33), Everett (42), Rowand (29), Pierzynski 2 (25).
2-out RBI: Everett; Rowand; Pierzynski 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Iguchi.
GIDP: Konerko.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Harris (5, 2nd base off Brazoban/Phillips).

FIELDING
DP: (Uribe-Iguchi-Konerko).

 
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dessens 6.02101402.40
Sanchez (H, 9)2.01000303.82
Brazoban (BS, 3)(L, 2-2)0.23441014.66
 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garcia 8.06336213.75
Politte (W, 4-0)1.01001101.37

WP: Garcia 3.
Pitches-strikes: Dessens 77-47, Sanchez 25-18, Brazoban 30-18, Garcia 120-70, Politte 19-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Dessens 7-7, Sanchez 2-1, Brazoban 1-1, Garcia 11-10, Politte 0-1.
Batters faced: Dessens 21, Sanchez 7, Brazoban 6, Garcia 34, Politte 4.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Marvin Hudson. 2B: Larry Young. 3B: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 64 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 2:34.
Att: 36,067.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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