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Bullpen falters
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Rays 5, White Sox 3
Javier Vazquez struck out four and walked one in seven innings. (AP)
Javier Vazquez opened the game with 5 2/3 perfect innings before finally allowing a hit. The righty left the contest with the bases loaded in the eighth, which the bullpen promptly emptied. Jermaine Dye went deep twice in the loss.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (79-49)
Won 2
Tampa Bay 5, Chi White Sox 3   CWS
Chi White Sox (73-56)
Lost 2
August 23, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0   5 8 0
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0   3 4 0
Standings thru 8/23/08  |  Recap: TB | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  White Sox stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 4 1 1 2 1 1 1 .274
Upton, B, CF 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .269
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 1 2 0 2 2 .240
Floyd, C, DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255
  a-Baldelli, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .286
Aybar, W, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .246
Hinske, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .254
  Ruggiano, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Navarro, D, C 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .292
Gross, RF 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .234
Bartlett, SS 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 .272
Totals 35 5 8 5 2 6 9  

a-Grounded into a fielder's choice for Floyd, C in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Bartlett (17, Vazquez).
TB: Bartlett 4; Upton, B 2; Pena, C; Navarro, D; Iwamura.
RBI: Iwamura 2 (38), Upton, B (59), Pena, C 2 (77).
2-out RBI: Iwamura.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pena, C; Hinske 2.
Team RISP: 4-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Bartlett-Iwamura-Pena, C).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, O, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .270
Swisher, CF-1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .234
Quentin, LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .291
Dye, RF 4 2 2 2 0 0 1 .297
Thome, DH 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 .247
Konerko, 1B 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .227
  1-Anderson, PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240
  a-Griffey Jr., PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
Ramirez, Al, 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 .309
Uribe, 3B 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 .241
Hall, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .287
Totals 29 3 4 3 3 10 7  

a-Popped out for Anderson in the 9th.
1-Ran for Konerko in the 7th.

BATTING
3B: Ramirez, Al (2, Kazmir).
HR: Dye 2 (31, 4th inning off Kazmir, 0 on, 1 out; 6th inning off Kazmir, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ramirez, Al 3; Dye 8; Hall.
RBI: Dye 2 (81), Uribe (28).
2-out RBI: Dye.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Uribe.
SF: Uribe.
GIDP: Cabrera, O.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 3.

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir 6.0 4 3 3 2 7 2 3.27
Balfour (W, 4-2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.50
Bradford (H, 19) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.09
Wheeler, D (S, 8) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.45
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Vazquez (L, 10-11) 7.0 5 4 4 1 4 0 4.37
Thornton (BS, 5) 0.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2.91
Carrasco 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.30

Vazquez pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.
Thornton pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

WP: Kazmir.
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 108-77, Balfour 20-11, Bradford 10-8, Wheeler, D 13-10, Vazquez 90-60, Thornton 19-14, Carrasco 31-20.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kazmir 4-2, Balfour 0-2, Bradford 1-0, Wheeler, D 0-0, Vazquez 9-6, Thornton 0-0, Carrasco 3-1.
Batters faced: Kazmir 23, Balfour 4, Bradford 3, Wheeler, D 3, Vazquez 27, Thornton 3, Carrasco 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Thornton 3-3, Carrasco 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Doug Eddings.
Weather: 87 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 3:04.
Att: 36,482.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
August 23, 2008
August 23, 2008

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