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Homer does in Sox
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Rays 4, White Sox 3
Mark Buehrle limited the Rays to three runs over six innings. (Steve Nesius/AP)
Alexei Ramirez got the offense rolling with a two-run double in the second inning, but it trailed off in the later innings as Chicago fell in extras to Tampa Bay. Matt Thornton took the loss, yielding a 10th-inning homer to Gabe Gross.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox (30-26)
Lost 3
Tampa Bay 4, Chi White Sox 3   TB
Tampa Bay (35-22)
Won 3
June 1, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   3 13 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1   4 8 0
Standings thru 6/1/08  |  Recap: CWS | TB  |  Gameday  |  White Sox stats  |  Rays stats
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Cabrera, SS5011013.241
Pierzynski, C5030000.288
Dye, RF5000014.286
Thome, DH5020014.212
  1-Ozuna, PR-DH0000000.250
Konerko, 1B5110015.205
Crede, 3B5000012.264
Swisher, LF5110011.201
Ramirez, 2B4032000.255
Anderson, B, CF4120022.236
Totals4331330821 


1-Ran for Thome in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Ramirez (6, Sonnanstine), Anderson, B (6, Sonnanstine), Thome 2 (9, Balfour, Howell).
TB: Cabrera; Pierzynski 3; Thome 4; Konerko; Swisher; Ramirez 4; Anderson, B 3.
RBI: Ramirez 2 (9), Cabrera (15).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera 2; Konerko 3; Swisher.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Buehrle (Upton at 1st base).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4000002.272
Bartlett, SS4010011.249
Upton, CF3110101.305
Pena, 1B4011012.221
Longoria, 3B4000011.241
Aybar, DH4000021.250
Gomes, LF2110100.216
  Crawford, LF1000000.276
Riggans, C4120001.250
Gross, RF4123021.229
Totals344842710 

BATTING
2B: Riggans (2, Buehrle).
3B: Upton (1, Buehrle), Gross (1, Buehrle).
HR: Gross (3, 10th inning off Thornton, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Bartlett; Upton 3; Pena; Gomes; Riggans 3; Gross 7.
RBI: Pena (32), Gross 3 (11).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Upton (6, 2nd base by Buehrle/Pierzynski).
PO: Upton (1st base by Buehrle).

 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buehrle 6.07332505.20
Logan 0.20000102.29
Dotel 1.10000003.00
Thornton (L, 1-1)1.01110113.48
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sonnanstine 5.210330304.96
Balfour 1.11000300.00
Reyes 1.01000103.55
Howell (W, 4-0)2.01000103.38

Thornton pitched to 1 batter in the 10th.

IBB: Upton (by Buehrle).
Pitches-strikes: Buehrle 102-61, Logan 7-4, Dotel 16-10, Thornton 13-11, Sonnanstine 76-58, Balfour 22-16, Reyes 15-11, Howell 24-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Buehrle 8-4, Logan 1-0, Dotel 0-4, Thornton 1-1, Sonnanstine 6-8, Balfour 0-1, Reyes 0-2, Howell 4-1.
Batters faced: Buehrle 26, Logan 2, Dotel 4, Thornton 4, Sonnanstine 27, Balfour 5, Reyes 4, Howell 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Balfour 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Doug Eddings.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:41.
Att: 24,720.

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