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Rays sitting pretty
Rays 6, White Sox 2
Scott Kazmir allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings, both coming in the first. (Preston Mack/MLB.com)
Scott Kazmir settled down after a shaky first inning in his postseason debut, and the Rays' bullpen was once again lights-out in securing a second straight victory over the White Sox. Dioner Navarro drove home the first run with a single, and Akinori Iwamura put Tampa Bay ahead for good with a two-run homer in the fifth.
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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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