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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 08, 2007
Thome seals deal in comeback
Twins fall in see-saw loss
Jason Tyner and Brian Buscher drove in five runs for Minnesota and Torii Hunter homered, but reliever Carmen Cali gave up a two-run lead in the seventh inning as the Twins watched the White Sox complete their second straight come-from-behind victory.
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 Hunter goes deep
White Sox 8, Twins 7
Jim Thome hits a solo shot in the first inning for career homer No. 497. (M. Spencer Green/AP)
Series at a glance:
Sox stage another rally
Jim Thome hit career homer No. 497, but even more important was his go-ahead RBI single in the seventh to cap off a rally from a two-run deficit. A.J. Pierzynski's two-run homer tied the game in the seventh.
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 Thome's game winner
 Thome hits No. 497
MIN
Minnesota (69-73)
Lost 6
Chi White Sox 8, Minnesota 7   CWS
Chi White Sox (61-81)
Won 2
September 8, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 0   7 14 1
Chi White Sox
2 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 X   8 16 1
Standings thru 9/8/07  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  White Sox Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Tyner, LF5023022.299
Rodriguez, 2B5010003.222
Hunter, CF5121003.292
Morneau, 1B4100110.280
Cuddyer, RF5120012.280
Kubel, DH3111001.263
  a-White, PH-DH1000010.146
Buscher, 3B4222012.277
  b-Bartlett, PH1000000.276
Morales, J, C31300001.000
  1-Heintz, PR-C1000000.220
Punto, SS4010004.200
Totals4171471617 

a-Struck out for Kubel in the 9th. b-Grounded out for Buscher in the 9th.
1-Ran for Morales, J in the 5th.

BATTING
2B: Hunter (40, Contreras), Cuddyer (25, Contreras), Morales, J (1, Contreras), Kubel (25, Contreras).
HR: Buscher (2, 2nd inning off Contreras, 0 on, 1 out), Hunter (28, 6th inning off Contreras, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Tyner 2; Rodriguez; Hunter 6; Cuddyer 3; Kubel 2; Buscher 5; Morales, J 4; Punto.
RBI: Buscher 2 (4), Kubel (54), Tyner 3 (21), Hunter (99).
2-out RBI: Tyner 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuddyer; Hunter 2; Rodriguez 2; Buscher.
SF: Kubel.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Buscher (4, fielding).

 
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Owens, CF5221123.247
Podsednik, LF5010024.260
Thome, DH4122120.270
Konerko, 1B4123102.262
Dye, RF4010111.247
Cintron, 3B4010004.232
Uribe, SS5240011.227
Richar, 2B5020005.214
Hall, C3100011.204
  a-Pierzynski, PH-C1112100.268
Totals4081685921 

a-Homered for Hall in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Richar 2 (5, Garza, Neshek), Uribe 2 (14, Slowey, Slowey).
HR: Thome (25, 1st inning off Garza, 0 on, 2 out), Konerko (28, 1st inning off Garza, 0 on, 2 out), Pierzynski (14, 7th inning off Cali, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Owens 2; Podsednik; Thome 5; Konerko 5; Dye; Cintron; Uribe 6; Richar 4; Pierzynski 4.
RBI: Thome 2 (79), Konerko 3 (78), Owens (12), Pierzynski 2 (46).
2-out RBI: Thome 2; Konerko 3; Pierzynski 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Richar 2; Cintron 2; Podsednik; Konerko; Owens 2.
Team LOB: 14.

FIELDING
E: Cintron (8, throw).
PB: Hall (5).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garza 4.09533523.71
Slowey 2.23110205.24
Cali (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)0.03221015.03
Neshek 1.01001102.78
Guerrier 0.10000102.38
 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Contreras 5.013741225.91
Myers (W, 4-0)2.01000103.83
MacDougal (H, 18)0.20000006.56
Thornton (S, 2)1.10000304.76

Cali pitched to 4 batters in the 7th.
Contreras pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

IBB: Thome (by Garza), Pierzynski (by Neshek).
HBP: Cintron (by Neshek).
Pitches-strikes: Garza 88-53, Slowey 44-27, Cali 11-6, Neshek 34-22, Guerrier 6-3, Contreras 97-55, Myers 27-17, MacDougal 5-4, Thornton 18-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Garza 2-4, Slowey 2-4, Cali 0-0, Neshek 1-1, Guerrier 0-0, Contreras 7-6, Myers 4-1, MacDougal 2-0, Thornton 1-0.
Batters faced: Garza 24, Slowey 11, Cali 4, Neshek 6, Guerrier 1, Contreras 30, Myers 7, MacDougal 2, Thornton 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Cali 1-1, Neshek 2-0, Guerrier 3-0.
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Ed Rapuano. 3B: Ed Hickox.
Weather: 76 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:25.
Att: 31,747.

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