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Walk-off victory
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Rays 2, White Sox 1
James Shields allowed one run over six innings against Chicago.
Cliff Floyd led off the ninth inning with a mighty blast off White Sox reliever Scott Linebrink, giving the Rays the win on Friday night. The homer supported strong pitching, led by starter James Shields, who had six strikeouts over six innings pitched. B.J. Upton added an RBI single.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox (30-24)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 2, Chi White Sox 1   TB
Tampa Bay (33-22)
Won 1
May 30, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 8 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 6 0
Standings thru 5/30/08  |  Recap: CWS | TB  |  Gameday  |  White Sox stats  |  Rays stats
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Cabrera, SS4010010.245
Pierzynski, C4010012.281
Quentin, LF4010002.298
Dye, RF3020110.294
Thome, DH3000123.208
Konerko, 1B3000113.209
Crede, 3B4010012.270
Swisher, CF3000124.203
  1-Wise, PR-CF0000000.000
Ramirez, 2B4121012.231
Totals3218141018 


1-Ran for Swisher in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Dye (10, Shields).
HR: Ramirez (2, 5th inning off Shields, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Cabrera; Pierzynski; Quentin; Dye 3; Crede; Ramirez 5.
RBI: Ramirez (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crede; Thome.
GIDP: Swisher; Quentin.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Ramirez-Cabrera-Konerko, Cabrera-Ramirez-Konerko).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4120010.281
Crawford, LF2000210.272
Upton, CF2011202.309
Pena, 1B3000124.219
Longoria, 3B4010003.252
Floyd, DH4111011.279
Navarro, C3010010.361
Hinske, RF3000011.252
  Gross, RF0000000.218
Bartlett, SS3000001.247
Totals282625712 

BATTING
HR: Floyd (4, 9th inning off Linebrink, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Iwamura 2; Upton; Longoria; Floyd 4; Navarro.
RBI: Upton (33), Floyd (13).
2-out RBI: Upton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena 2; Longoria 2; Bartlett.
GIDP: Upton; Floyd.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Iwamura (3, 2nd base off Contreras/Pierzynski), Upton 2 (17, 2nd base off Thornton/Pierzynski, 2nd base off Contreras/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Upton (Pierzynski at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Iwamura-Bartlett-Pena 2).

 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Contreras 7.05113502.89
Thornton 1.00002203.20
Linebrink (L, 2-1)0.01110011.50
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shields 6.07111613.24
Reyes 1.00001303.97
Howell 1.01001103.63
Wheeler (W, 1-3)1.00001002.10

Linebrink pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

Pitches-strikes: Contreras 101-62, Thornton 22-12, Linebrink 2-2, Shields 99-64, Reyes 16-10, Howell 18-11, Wheeler 20-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Contreras 12-4, Thornton 0-1, Linebrink 0-0, Shields 9-2, Reyes 0-0, Howell 2-0, Wheeler 1-2.
Batters faced: Contreras 27, Thornton 5, Linebrink 1, Shields 23, Reyes 4, Howell 5, Wheeler 4.
Umpires: HP: Lance Barksdale. 1B: Doug Eddings. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:50.
Att: 14,679.

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