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Sox in tight spot
Rays 6, White Sox 2
Mark Buehrle allowed five runs in seven-plus innings to take the loss. (Mike Carlson/AP)
The White Sox had Rays starter Scott Kazmir on the ropes in the first inning, but could not put him away. Chicago scored twice on Jim Thome's RBI single and Alexei Ramirez's sac fly before leaving the bases loaded. That ended up being all the offense it mustered while falling into an 0-2 hole in the Division Series.
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Rays win series, 3-1
Game Matchup Day Date Time ET TV
Gm 1 CWS 4 @ TB 6 Thu Oct. 2    
Gm 2 CWS 2 @ TB 6 Fri Oct. 3    
Gm 3 TB 3 @ CWS 5 Sun Oct. 5    
Gm 4 TB 6 @ CWS 2 Mon Oct. 6    
CWS
Chi White Sox
TB
Tampa Bay
October 3, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 12 1
Tampa Bay
0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 X   6 12 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 1 2 0 0 0 1 .250
Swisher, LF 3 1 1 0 2 1 2 .333
Dye, RF 5 0 4 0 0 0 2 .556
Konerko, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 .333
Thome, DH 5 0 1 1 0 1 2 .111
Ramirez, Al, 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 .333
Pierzynski, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .429
Uribe, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 3 3 .167
Anderson, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000
Totals 36 2 12 2 2 8 21  

BATTING
TB: Konerko; Ramirez, Al; Pierzynski; Thome; Uribe; Dye 4; Swisher; Cabrera, O 2.
RBI: Thome (1), Ramirez, Al (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Uribe 2; Konerko; Dye; Swisher; Pierzynski.
SAC: Anderson.
SF: Ramirez, Al.
GIDP: Konerko.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
E: Ramirez, Al (1, throw).
DP: (Ramirez, Al-Cabrera, O-Konerko).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 4 1 1 2 0 1 0 .375
Upton, B, CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .111
Crawford, C, LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .375
Longoria, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .571
Aybar, W, 1B 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 .600
Baldelli, DH 4 1 1 1 0 0 3 .200
Navarro, D, C 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 .375
Perez, F, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250
Bartlett, SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 .429
Totals 34 6 12 6 0 4 11  

BATTING
2B: Aybar, W (1, Buehrle), Navarro, D (2, Thornton).
3B: Upton, B (1, Buehrle).
HR: Iwamura (1, 5th inning off Buehrle, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Bartlett; Longoria; Upton, B 3; Crawford, C 2; Baldelli; Navarro, D 3; Aybar, W 3; Perez, F; Iwamura 4.
RBI: Navarro, D 2 (2), Iwamura 2 (3), Crawford, C (2), Baldelli (1).
2-out RBI: Baldelli; Navarro, D.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Navarro, D 2; Perez, F.
SAC: Aybar, W.
GIDP: Bartlett.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford, C (1, 2nd base off Dotel/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
DP: (Longoria-Iwamura-Aybar, W).

 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buehrle (L, 0-1) 7.0 10 5 5 0 3 1 6.43
Dotel 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 0 9.00
Thornton 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir (W, 1-0) 5.1 8 2 2 2 4 0 3.38
Balfour (H, 2) 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Howell (H, 2) 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Bradford 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

Buehrle pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
Balfour pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

HBP: Cabrera, O (by Kazmir).
Pitches-strikes: Buehrle 101-70, Dotel 7-5, Thornton 8-5, Kazmir 98-64, Balfour 14-11, Howell 27-19, Bradford 20-18.
Groundouts-flyouts: Buehrle 10-3, Dotel 1-0, Thornton 1-0, Kazmir 5-3, Balfour 1-1, Howell 1-1, Bradford 1-0.
Batters faced: Buehrle 30, Dotel 3, Thornton 2, Kazmir 27, Balfour 4, Howell 7, Bradford 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Dotel 1-1, Thornton 1-1, Balfour 1-0, Howell 2-0.
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: Ron Kulpa. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Gary Darling. LF: Eric Cooper. RF: Joe West.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:10.
Att: 35,257.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
October 3, 2008
October 3, 2008

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