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Royals fall in extras
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White Sox 8, Royals 7
Kyle Davies exited in the sixth inning with a 4-3 lead. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
Alex Gordon doubled in the tying run in the 11th inning, but the Royals couldn't pull it out in the series opener against the White Sox. Mike Aviles and Esteban German each tallied four hits as part of a 17-hit night for the Royals' offense.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox (52-37)
Won 3
Chi White Sox 8, Kansas City 7   KC
Kansas City (40-51)
Lost 1
July 8, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 1   8 16 0
Kansas City
0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   7 17 2
Standings thru 7/8/08  |  Recap: CWS | KC  |  Gameday  |  White Sox stats  |  Royals stats
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Cabrera, SS6021101.267
Pierzynski, C6012014.293
Quentin, LF7010016.270
Dye, RF6000023.302
Thome, DH5340100.240
  2-Wise, PR-DH0000000.350
Konerko, 1B3011101.216
  1-Anderson, B, PR-CF2100001.229
Swisher, CF-1B6012003.235
Crede, 3B5222012.263
Ramirez, 2B6240001.310
Totals5281683522 


1-Ran for Konerko in the 8th. 2-Ran for Thome in the 12th.

BATTING
2B: Thome 2 (17, Davies, Davies), Cabrera (18, Tejeda).
HR: Crede (16, 6th inning off Davies, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Cabrera 3; Pierzynski; Quentin; Thome 6; Konerko; Swisher; Crede 5; Ramirez 4.
RBI: Swisher 2 (41), Konerko (31), Crede 2 (49), Pierzynski 2 (35), Cabrera (36).
2-out RBI: Crede.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crede; Dye; Quentin 2; Swisher.
SF: Crede; Pierzynski.
GIDP: Pierzynski; Quentin.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Wise (5, 2nd base off Tejeda/Olivo).

FIELDING
PB: Pierzynski (3).
DP: 2 (Masset-Cabrera-Swisher, Cabrera-Swisher).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF-LF-CF7012013.311
Aviles, M, SS-2B7142011.303
Gordon, 3B5011112.252
Guillen, LF4020002.274
  Gathright, CF1000000.250
  a-Buck, PH1000001.246
  Pena, SS0000000.155
  b-Grudzielanek, PH1000003.312
Teahen, RF5110113.252
Butler, DH6010003.260
Gload, 1B6120003.269
Olivo, C5111101.260
German, 2B-LF6341001.212
Totals5471773423 

a-Flied out for Gathright in the 11th. b-Grounded into a double play for Pena in the 13th.

BATTING
2B: Teahen (14, Contreras), German (3, Contreras), DeJesus (13, Contreras), Gordon (22, Linebrink).
3B: Guillen (1, Contreras).
TB: DeJesus 2; Aviles, M 4; Gordon 2; Guillen 4; Teahen 2; Butler; Gload 2; Olivo; German 5.
RBI: German (9), DeJesus 2 (47), Aviles, M 2 (18), Olivo (29), Gordon (43).
2-out RBI: Aviles, M 2; Olivo; Gordon.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teahen; Guillen; Gload; Gordon; Buck.
GIDP: Butler; Grudzielanek.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: German (3, 2nd base off Linebrink/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
E: Olivo (3, fielding), German (4, fielding).
DP: 2 (Gload-Aviles, M-Gload, Gordon-German-Gload).

 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Contreras 5.210551104.21
Logan 1.11000002.01
Dotel 1.10000102.85
Thornton 1.20000102.27
Linebrink (BS, 3)1.03220002.37
Masset (W, 1-0)2.03002103.49
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Davies 5.29332214.71
Ramirez, R (H, 12)1.21221202.93
Mahay (BS, 1)0.21000001.91
Soria 1.00000001.57
Ramirez, H 2.02200001.86
Tejeda (L, 0-1)2.03110104.61

WP: Contreras 2, Davies.
HBP: Gordon (by Contreras).
Pitches-strikes: Contreras 99-65, Logan 17-9, Dotel 15-12, Thornton 18-14, Linebrink 28-18, Masset 28-16, Davies 102-58, Ramirez, R 26-16, Mahay 9-6, Soria 13-9, Ramirez, H 30-21, Tejeda 24-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Contreras 7-9, Logan 3-1, Dotel 2-1, Thornton 4-0, Linebrink 0-3, Masset 5-0, Davies 10-5, Ramirez, R 2-1, Mahay 0-2, Soria 0-3, Ramirez, H 2-4, Tejeda 3-2.
Batters faced: Contreras 29, Logan 5, Dotel 4, Thornton 5, Linebrink 6, Masset 9, Davies 26, Ramirez, R 7, Mahay 3, Soria 3, Ramirez, H 9, Tejeda 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Logan 1-0, Mahay 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Ron Kulpa. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Bill Hohn. 3B: Dale Scott.
Weather: 72 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
T: 4:20.
Att: 13,614.

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