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White Sox 16, Pirates 5
Doug Mientkiewicz hits an RBI single in the second inning. (Brian Kersey/AP)
Right-hander Ian Snell gave up seven runs on nine hits and six walks over four-plus innings, and the Pirates went to drop the series opener to the White Sox. Jason Michaels knocked in a pair of runs for Pittsburgh.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (34-37)
Lost 1
Chi White Sox 16, Pittsburgh 5   CWS
Chi White Sox (39-31)
Won 1
June 17, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   5 6 0
Chi White Sox
2 0 3 0 2 3 5 1 X   16 19 1
Standings thru 6/17/08  |  Recap: PIT | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  White Sox stats
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
McLouth, CF3001011.293
Wilson, Ja, SS3010101.293
Sanchez, F, DH4000002.229
Doumit, C2100110.341
  Chavez, R, C1000000.244
LaRoche, 1B4110002.221
Michaels, LF4112020.254
Mientkiewicz, RF4111000.233
Bautista, 3B3121110.257
Rivas, L, 2B2000001.247
Totals30565357 

BATTING
2B: LaRoche (14, Vazquez), Michaels (9, Vazquez).
HR: Bautista (6, 4th inning off Vazquez, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Wilson, Ja; LaRoche 2; Michaels 2; Mientkiewicz; Bautista 5.
RBI: Michaels 2 (31), Mientkiewicz (11), McLouth (48), Bautista (28).
2-out RBI: Bautista.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson, Ja.
S: Rivas, L.
SF: McLouth.
GIDP: Sanchez, F; LaRoche.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Wilson, Ja-LaRoche, Rivas, L-Wilson, Ja-LaRoche).

 
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Cabrera, SS4233100.269
Pierzynski, C6230003.306
Quentin, LF2201310.267
Thome, DH4223103.221
  c-Uribe, PH-DH1000000.198
Dye, RF4123001.289
  a-Anderson, B, PH-CF1000000.247
Swisher, 1B3331200.229
Crede, 3B4223004.284
  b-Ozuna, PH-3B0000000.275
Ramirez, 2B5122012.297
Wise, CF-RF5120003.182
Totals391619167216 

a-Flied out for Dye in the 7th. b-Hit by pitch for Crede in the 7th. c-Flied out for Thome in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Pierzynski (18, Snell), Dye (15, Snell), Swisher 2 (11, Snell, Osoria), Crede (13, Snell), Thome (11, Osoria), Cabrera (13, Burnett).
HR: Dye (12, 3rd inning off Snell, 0 on, 0 out), Crede (15, 6th inning off Osoria, 1 on, 2 out), Cabrera (5, 7th inning off Salas, 1 on, 0 out), Thome (14, 7th inning off Salas, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Cabrera 7; Pierzynski 4; Thome 6; Dye 6; Swisher 5; Crede 6; Ramirez 2; Wise 2.
RBI: Dye 3 (32), Ramirez 2 (20), Cabrera 3 (26), Crede 3 (44), Swisher (25), Thome 3 (36), Quentin (55).
2-out RBI: Swisher; Crede 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thome 2; Pierzynski; Wise.
SF: Cabrera; Quentin.
GIDP: Crede; Wise.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Masset (2, throw).
DP: 2 (Cabrera-Swisher, Swisher-Cabrera-Masset).

 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Snell (L, 3-7)4.09776015.84
Osoria 2.04330215.36
Salas 0.155510211.17
Burnett 1.21110007.31
 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vazquez (W, 7-5)6.05552314.13
Dotel 1.00001102.78
Masset 1.01000003.34
Russell 1.00000100.00

Snell pitched to 3 batters in the 5th.

WP: Salas.
Balk: Snell.
HBP: Ozuna (by Salas).
Pitches-strikes: Snell 106-56, Osoria 39-22, Salas 33-16, Burnett 29-18, Vazquez 113-69, Dotel 16-10, Masset 10-8, Russell 11-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Snell 6-6, Osoria 3-1, Salas 0-1, Burnett 1-4, Vazquez 10-5, Dotel 1-1, Masset 2-1, Russell 1-1.
Batters faced: Snell 26, Osoria 9, Salas 8, Burnett 6, Vazquez 24, Dotel 4, Masset 4, Russell 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Osoria 1-0, Burnett 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Scott Barry. 1B: Charlie Reliford. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Brian Runge.
Weather: 74 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:15.
Att: 28,012.

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