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Sox streak snapped
Rays 6, White Sox 4
Dewayne Wise follows through on his home run cut in the third. (Mike Carlson/AP)
Dewayne Wise gave the White Sox an early advantage with a three-run homer in the third inning, but the lead ended up being short-lived. Javier Vazquez allowed two home runs of his own and did not make it out of the fifth as Chicago's streak of eight straight postseason wins ended.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox
TB
Tampa Bay
October 2, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1   4 7 0
Tampa Bay
0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 X   6 11 0
Recap: CWS | TB  |  Gameday  |  White Sox stats  |  Rays stats
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, O, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000
Wise, LF 3 1 1 3 0 1 0 .333
  a-Anderson, PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Dye, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .250
Thome, DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Konerko, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .500
Griffey Jr., CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
Ramirez, Al, 2B 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .333
Pierzynski, C 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .667
Uribe, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000
Totals 32 4 7 4 1 9 11  

a-Struck out for Wise in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Dye (1, Shields).
HR: Wise (1, 3rd inning off Shields, 2 on, 2 out), Konerko (1, 9th inning off Wheeler, D, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Konerko 5; Ramirez, Al; Pierzynski 2; Dye 2; Wise 4.
RBI: Wise 3 (3), Konerko (1).
2-out RBI: Wise 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thome; Cabrera, O 2.
SAC: Uribe.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Pierzynski (1, 2nd base by Shields/Navarro, D).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 .500
Upton, B, CF 5 1 0 0 0 2 5 .000
Pena, C, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Aybar, W, 1B 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500
Longoria, 3B 3 2 3 3 1 0 0 1.000
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .250
Floyd, C, DH 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 .000
  a-Baldelli, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Navarro, D, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .250
Gross, RF 3 0 1 0 1 2 1 .333
Bartlett, SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .500
Totals 34 6 11 6 3 12 12  

a-Grounded out for Floyd, C in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Navarro, D (1, Vazquez).
3B: Iwamura (1, Vazquez).
HR: Longoria 2 (2, 2nd inning off Vazquez, 0 on, 0 out; 3rd inning off Vazquez, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Bartlett 2; Gross; Longoria 9; Crawford, C; Navarro, D 2; Aybar, W; Iwamura 4.
RBI: Longoria 3 (3), Iwamura (1), Aybar, W (1), Crawford, C (1).
2-out RBI: Longoria.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gross; Bartlett; Navarro, D; Crawford, C; Upton, B 2.
SF: Aybar, W.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gross (1, 2nd base off Vazquez/Pierzynski), Longoria (1, 2nd base off Richard/Pierzynski).

 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Vazquez (L, 0-1) 4.1 8 6 6 1 6 2 12.46
Richard 3.1 3 0 0 2 5 0 0.00
Dotel 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields (W, 1-0) 6.1 6 3 3 1 4 1 4.26
Balfour (H, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Howell (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Wheeler, D (S, 1) 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 9.00

HBP: Pierzynski (by Shields).
Pitches-strikes: Vazquez 86-54, Richard 60-37, Dotel 5-3, Shields 100-65, Balfour 9-6, Howell 18-11, Wheeler, D 23-18.
Groundouts-flyouts: Vazquez 2-2, Richard 3-2, Dotel 0-0, Shields 9-3, Balfour 0-0, Howell 1-0, Wheeler, D 0-2.
Batters faced: Vazquez 22, Richard 15, Dotel 1, Shields 26, Balfour 2, Howell 3, Wheeler, D 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Richard 2-1, Dotel 3-0, Balfour 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: Ron Kulpa. 3B: Jeff Kellogg. LF: Gary Darling. RF: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:10.
Att: 35,041.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
October 2, 2008
October 2, 2008

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