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Irreparable damage
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Rays 9, White Sox 4
Nick Swisher went deep for his fourth straight game. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer in the fourth, but John Danks gave up a run in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to lose the lead. After the Sox 'pen coughed up three runs in the eighth, Alexei Ramirez's two-run homer in the bottom of the inning couldn't reverse the damage.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (78-49)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 9, Chi White Sox 4   CWS
Chi White Sox (73-55)
Lost 1
August 22, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 3   9 14 2
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0   4 10 0
Standings thru 8/22/08  |  Recap: TB | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  White Sox stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 5 0 1 1 0 1 3 .274
Upton, B, CF 2 1 0 0 3 1 1 .267
Pena, C, 1B 5 2 2 2 0 3 4 .240
Baldelli, DH 4 2 2 1 1 1 0 .300
Aybar, W, 3B 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 .250
Zobrist, LF 5 1 2 3 0 0 2 .238
Navarro, D, C 4 2 2 0 1 0 2 .293
Gross, RF 5 0 2 1 0 0 4 .237
Bartlett, SS 5 0 1 1 0 0 5 .267
Totals 40 9 14 9 5 7 23  

BATTING
2B: Aybar, W 2 (14, Danks, Jh, Dotel), Navarro, D (20, Danks, Jh), Bartlett (16, Danks, Jh), Pena, C (16, Ramirez, H).
3B: Iwamura (5, Danks, Jh).
HR: Pena, C (26, 6th inning off Danks, Jh, 0 on, 0 out), Baldelli (1, 8th inning off Dotel, 0 on, 0 out), Zobrist (6, 8th inning off Dotel, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Bartlett 2; Gross 2; Pena, C 6; Baldelli 5; Zobrist 5; Navarro, D 3; Aybar, W 4; Iwamura 3.
RBI: Iwamura (36), Pena, C 2 (75), Bartlett (23), Baldelli (2), Zobrist 3 (12), Gross (32).
2-out RBI: Iwamura.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena, C 2; Upton, B; Bartlett.
Team RISP: 5-for-15.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B (37, 2nd base off Ramirez, H/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
E: Navarro, D (3, pickoff), Aybar, W (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Aybar, W-Iwamura-Pena, C, Bartlett-Iwamura-Pena, C).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, O, SS 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 .272
Pierzynski, C 5 0 2 0 0 1 2 .294
Quentin, LF 3 0 0 0 2 2 4 .293
Dye, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 .295
Thome, DH 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 .250
Ramirez, Al, 2B 4 1 1 2 0 0 5 .309
Griffey Jr., CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .247
Swisher, 1B 4 1 1 2 0 2 1 .237
Uribe, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .243
Totals 33 4 10 4 6 9 20  

BATTING
2B: Griffey Jr. (21, Jackson, E).
HR: Swisher (21, 4th inning off Jackson, E, 1 on, 0 out), Ramirez, Al (15, 8th inning off Howell, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Ramirez, Al 4; Pierzynski 2; Uribe 2; Griffey Jr. 3; Swisher 4; Cabrera, O 2.
RBI: Swisher 2 (63), Ramirez, Al 2 (57).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, Al 2; Pierzynski; Dye.
GIDP: Ramirez, Al, Dye.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Uribe (2, 2nd base by Jackson, E/Navarro, D), Cabrera, O (4, 2nd base by Jackson, E/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Quentin (Aybar, W at home).
DP: (Quentin-Pierzynski).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jackson, E (W, 10-8) 6.0 7 2 2 5 5 1 3.93
Bradford (H, 18) 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.14
Balfour (H, 9) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.54
Howell 1.0 1 2 2 1 2 1 2.58
Hammel 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.05
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Danks, Jh (L, 10-6) 6.1 7 3 3 2 4 1 3.16
Thornton 0.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.73
Dotel 0.0 3 3 3 0 0 2 3.88
Ramirez, H 1.0 3 3 3 1 0 0 3.41
Russell, Ad 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.64

Dotel pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.
Ramirez, H pitched to 3 batters in the 9th.

IBB: Upton, B (by Thornton).
Pitches-strikes: Jackson, E 97-56, Bradford 7-6, Balfour 13-7, Howell 23-13, Hammel 14-11, Danks, Jh 99-63, Thornton 14-6, Dotel 9-6, Ramirez, H 27-15, Russell, Ad 28-17.
Groundouts-flyouts: Jackson, E 2-4, Bradford 1-0, Balfour 0-0, Howell 0-0, Hammel 1-1, Danks, Jh 6-7, Thornton 0-0, Dotel 0-0, Ramirez, H 1-2, Russell, Ad 1-1.
Batters faced: Jackson, E 26, Bradford 3, Balfour 2, Howell 5, Hammel 3, Danks, Jh 27, Thornton 3, Dotel 3, Ramirez, H 7, Russell, Ad 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Balfour 2-0, Thornton 1-0, Russell, Ad 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Dana DeMuth. 3B: Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 79 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:20.
Att: 38,747.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
August 22, 2008
August 22, 2008

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