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Miscue sinks Royals
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White Sox 7, Royals 6
Brian Bannister left with a 6-5 lead in the seventh inning. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
Brian Bannister went 6 2/3 innings, striking out six and walking three, and John Buck hit a solo home run, but for the second consecutive night, the Royals bullpen couldn't hang on to a late lead, with Ramon Ramirez balking in the deciding run.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox (53-37)
Won 4
Chi White Sox 7, Kansas City 6   KC
Kansas City (40-52)
Lost 2
July 9, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 2 0 2 1 2 0   7 5 1
Kansas City
2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   6 13 0
Standings thru 7/9/08  |  Recap: CWS | KC  |  Gameday  |  White Sox stats  |  Royals stats
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Cabrera, SS2100200.266
Swisher, CF-1B3210102.236
Quentin, LF3324110.274
Dye, RF4000022.298
Thome, DH3111100.241
Konerko, 1B4000042.213
  Anderson, B, CF0000000.229
Crede, 3B4000001.260
Ramirez, 2B4011020.308
Hall, C2000000.275
  a-Pierzynski, PH-C2000021.291
Totals317565118 

a-Struck out for Hall in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Swisher (15, Bannister), Ramirez (13, Bannister).
HR: Quentin 2 (21, 4th inning off Bannister, 1 on, 1 out; 6th inning off Bannister, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Swisher 2; Quentin 8; Thome; Ramirez 2.
RBI: Quentin 4 (65), Ramirez (29), Thome (45).
2-out RBI: Quentin 2; Ramirez; Thome.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pierzynski; Konerko.
GIDP: Swisher.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cabrera 2 (14, 2nd base off Tejeda/Buck, 3rd base off Ramirez, R/Buck).

FIELDING
E: Quentin (6, throw).
PB: Hall (1).
DP: 3 (Crede-Ramirez-Konerko 2, Crede-Ramirez-Swisher).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF4100122.307
Aviles, M, SS5110010.299
Gordon, 3B4011020.252
Guillen, LF4110011.274
Grudzielanek, 2B4130000.319
Gload, 1B4032001.278
Butler, DH4110004.260
Teahen, RF4010012.252
Buck, C3122010.252
Totals3661351810 

BATTING
2B: Butler (13, Vazquez), Grudzielanek (20, Vazquez).
HR: Buck (5, 4th inning off Vazquez, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Aviles, M; Gordon; Guillen; Grudzielanek 4; Gload 3; Butler 2; Teahen; Buck 5.
RBI: Gordon (44), Buck 2 (28), Gload 2 (20).
2-out RBI: Gload 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Butler; DeJesus; Teahen.
SF: Buck.
GIDP: Guillen; Butler 2.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Bannister-Aviles, M-Gload).

 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vazquez 5.211661314.61
Logan 1.00000101.95
Russell (W, 3-0)0.11000102.70
Thornton (H, 10)1.01000002.21
Dotel (S, 1)1.00000302.79
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bannister 6.24553625.24
Tejeda (H, 1)(L, 0-2)0.20222105.65
Ramirez, R (BS, 3)0.21000202.89
Peralta 1.00000205.65

Russell pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Balk: Ramirez, R.
Pitches-strikes: Vazquez 87-67, Logan 15-10, Russell 5-5, Thornton 5-5, Dotel 10-9, Bannister 106-62, Tejeda 18-8, Ramirez, R 11-7, Peralta 12-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Vazquez 8-6, Logan 2-0, Russell 0-0, Thornton 3-0, Dotel 0-0, Bannister 9-5, Tejeda 0-1, Ramirez, R 0-0, Peralta 0-1.
Batters faced: Vazquez 27, Logan 3, Russell 2, Thornton 3, Dotel 3, Bannister 26, Tejeda 4, Ramirez, R 3, Peralta 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Logan 2-0, Thornton 1-0, Tejeda 1-0, Ramirez, R 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Dan Iassogna. 1B: Bill Hohn. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Ron Kulpa.
Weather: 84 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, R to L.
T: 2:46.
Att: 16,502.

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