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A renewed fight
Indians 10, White Sox 8
Jim Thome (right) is congratulated by Orlando Cabrera in the first. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Jim Thome started the '08 season off on the right foot, delivering two-run homers in each of his first two at-bats. After ace Mark Buehrle got knocked around for seven runs in the second inning, the offense and bullpen worked together to claw back before falling.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox (0-1)
Lost 1
Cleveland 10, Chi White Sox 8   CLE
Cleveland (1-0)
Won 1
March 31, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
2 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 1   8 13 0
Cleveland
0 7 0 0 0 0 0 3 X   10 12 0
Standings thru 3/31/08  |  Recap: CWS | CLE  |  Gameday  |  White Sox stats  |  Indians stats
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Swisher, LF4220110.500
Cabrera, SS4210114.250
Thome, DH5224005.400
Konerko, 1B5012010.200
Dye, RF4231110.750
Ramirez, CF4000133.000
Pierzynski, C4021102.500
Crede, 3B5010014.200
Uribe, 2B4010033.250
Totals39813851121 

BATTING
2B: Pierzynski (1, Sabathia), Dye (1, Sabathia), Konerko (1, Perez), Crede (1, Betancourt), Uribe (1, Betancourt).
HR: Thome 2 (2, 1st inning off Sabathia, 1 on, 1 out; 3rd inning off Sabathia, 1 on, 1 out), Dye (1, 9th inning off Borowski, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Swisher 2; Cabrera; Thome 8; Konerko 2; Dye 7; Pierzynski 3; Crede 2; Uribe 2.
RBI: Thome 4 (4), Pierzynski (1), Konerko 2 (2), Dye (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Uribe 2; Ramirez; Pierzynski; Crede.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cabrera (1, 2nd base off Sabathia/Martinez).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4111111.250
Michaels, LF4100113.000
Hafner, DH4111020.250
Martinez, C21210001.000
  Shoppach, C2110010.500
Peralta, SS4220010.500
Garko, 1B4010022.250
Cabrera, 2B4101014.000
Gutierrez, RF32331001.000
Blake, 3B4013002.250
Totals351012103912 

BATTING
2B: Hafner (1, Buehrle), Blake (1, Dotel).
HR: Gutierrez (1, 2nd inning off Buehrle, 2 on, 1 out), Sizemore (1, 2nd inning off Buehrle, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Sizemore 4; Hafner 2; Martinez 2; Shoppach; Peralta 2; Garko; Gutierrez 6; Blake 2.
RBI: Cabrera (1), Gutierrez 3 (3), Sizemore (1), Hafner (1), Martinez (1), Blake 3 (3).
2-out RBI: Sizemore; Hafner; Martinez; Blake 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Michaels.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Cabrera-Peralta-Garko).

 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buehrle 1.277711237.80
Masset 4.12000400.00
Logan 1.00000200.00
Dotel (L, 0-1)1.033322027.00
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia 5.16553728.44
Lewis, J (H, 1)0.222202027.00
Perez (BS, 1)0.11000000.00
Betancourt (W, 1-0)1.23001100.00
Borowski (S, 1)1.01111119.00

Lewis, J pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

IBB: Sizemore (by Dotel), Swisher (by Betancourt).
Pitches-strikes: Buehrle 48-30, Masset 50-33, Logan 11-8, Dotel 33-15, Sabathia 100-66, Lewis, J 19-13, Perez 5-3, Betancourt 27-20, Borowski 22-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Buehrle 3-1, Masset 6-2, Logan 0-1, Dotel 0-1, Sabathia 6-3, Lewis, J 0-0, Perez 0-1, Betancourt 4-0, Borowski 1-1.
Batters faced: Buehrle 13, Masset 14, Logan 3, Dotel 8, Sabathia 25, Lewis, J 4, Perez 2, Betancourt 8, Borowski 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Masset 1-0, Lewis, J 2-0, Perez 2-2, Betancourt 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 64 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 19 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:21.
Att: 41,872.

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