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White Sox 6, Rays 5
Mark Buehrle gave up five runs, two earned on six hits over 6 2/3 innings. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Paul Konerko drilled an RBI single to tie the game in the ninth and A.J. Pierzynski's collision with the Rays' Willy Aybar proved to be a sweet touch for the White Sox as it put Chicago's catcher in position to score Sunday's winning run.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (79-50)
Lost 1
Chi White Sox 6, Tampa Bay 5   CWS
Chi White Sox (74-56)
Won 1
August 24, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0   5 8 1
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1   6 13 2
Standings thru 8/24/08  |  Recap: TB | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  White Sox stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 .275
Upton, B, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .269
Pena, C, 1B 4 2 2 1 1 1 0 .243
Baldelli, DH 5 1 2 2 0 1 4 .308
Aybar, W, 3B 5 0 0 1 0 1 1 .240
Zobrist, LF 5 1 1 0 0 2 2 .236
Riggans, C 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 .229
Gross, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .230
Bartlett, SS 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 .270
Totals 40 5 8 5 3 9 18  

BATTING
2B: Baldelli (1, Buehrle), Pena, C (17, Buehrle), Upton, B (30, Jenks).
HR: Baldelli (2, 1st inning off Buehrle, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Upton, B 2; Pena, C 3; Baldelli 6; Zobrist; Iwamura 2.
RBI: Baldelli 2 (4), Iwamura (39), Aybar, W (20), Pena, C (78).
2-out RBI: Baldelli 2; Iwamura; Pena, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton, B; Gross; Baldelli 3.
GIDP: Gross.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Aybar, W (2, interference).
DP: 2 (Aybar, W-Iwamura-Pena, C, Iwamura-Bartlett-Pena, C).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, O, SS 5 0 2 0 0 1 2 .271
Pierzynski, C 5 2 3 0 0 0 2 .298
Quentin, LF 5 1 1 2 0 0 4 .290
Dye, RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 .296
Thome, DH 4 1 3 2 1 0 0 .253
Ramirez, Al, 2B-3B 5 0 1 1 0 1 2 .307
Griffey Jr., CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .246
  1-Anderson, PR-CF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240
Swisher, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .233
Uribe, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238
  a-Konerko, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .230
  2-Getz, PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Totals 40 6 13 6 2 3 16  

a-Singled for Uribe in the 9th.
1-Ran for Griffey Jr. in the 9th. 2-Ran for Konerko in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Dye (33, Sonnanstine), Cabrera, O (24, Sonnanstine), Griffey Jr. (22, Wheeler, D).
HR: Quentin (36, 4th inning off Sonnanstine, 1 on, 0 out), Thome (27, 4th inning off Sonnanstine, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Konerko; Quentin 4; Ramirez, Al; Pierzynski 3; Thome 6; Dye 2; Griffey Jr. 2; Cabrera, O 3.
RBI: Quentin 2 (99), Thome 2 (75), Konerko (45), Ramirez, Al (58).
2-out RBI: Konerko.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dye; Quentin; Cabrera, O.
GIDP: Quentin, Griffey Jr..
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Getz (1, 2nd base off Wheeler, D/Riggans).

FIELDING
E: Swisher (6, fielding), Cabrera, O (12, fielding).
PB: Pierzynski (5).
DP: (Ramirez, Al-Cabrera, O-Swisher).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sonnanstine 6.1 9 4 4 1 1 2 4.42
Howell (H, 13) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.56
Balfour (H, 10) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.47
Wheeler, D (BS, 2) 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 2.57
Hammel (L, 4-4) 0.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 4.16
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buehrle 6.2 6 5 2 2 5 1 3.86
Carrasco 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.20
Jenks (W, 3-0) 2.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 1.71

IBB: Pena, C (by Jenks), Thome (by Hammel).
Pitches-strikes: Sonnanstine 81-58, Howell 9-6, Balfour 13-6, Wheeler, D 23-15, Hammel 11-6, Buehrle 109-67, Carrasco 12-9, Jenks 35-21.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sonnanstine 8-4, Howell 1-0, Balfour 0-3, Wheeler, D 0-0, Hammel 1-1, Buehrle 12-4, Carrasco 2-0, Jenks 4-0.
Batters faced: Sonnanstine 27, Howell 2, Balfour 3, Wheeler, D 5, Hammel 5, Buehrle 30, Carrasco 4, Jenks 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Howell 1-0, Carrasco 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Dana DeMuth. 1B: Lance Barksdale. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 74 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 3:11.
Att: 38,562.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
August 24, 2008
August 24, 2008

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