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White Sox 3, Rays 2
Jim Thome greets Jermaine Dye after scoring on Dye's homer in the second.  (Chris O'Meara/AP)
John Danks enjoyed another strong start vs. the Rays at Tropicana Field, and he was rewarded for his efforts as Bobby Jenks closed out the win after an eventful ninth. Jermaine Dye hit a two-run homer in the second, and the White Sox overcame leaving 11 men on base.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox (5-4)
Won 1
Chi White Sox 3, Tampa Bay 2   TB
Tampa Bay (4-6)
Lost 3
April 16, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   3 14 1
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1   2 5 0
Standings thru 4/16/09  |  Recap: CWS | TB  |  Gameday  |  White Sox stats  |  Rays stats
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Getz, 2B 5 0 2 0 0 1 2 .227
Fields, 3B 5 0 3 1 0 1 0 .355
Quentin, LF 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 .258
Thome, DH 4 1 0 0 1 1 4 .167
Dye, RF 5 1 3 2 0 2 3 .400
Konerko, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .344
Pierzynski, C 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .276
Ramirez, Al, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .156
Anderson, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 .167
Totals 39 3 14 3 2 6 21  

BATTING
2B: Getz (2, Niemann).
3B: Fields (2, Cormier).
HR: Dye (3, 2nd inning off Niemann, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Fields 5; Konerko; Ramirez, Al; Anderson; Pierzynski 3; Dye 6; Getz 3.
RBI: Dye 2 (6), Fields (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Getz 2; Ramirez, Al; Anderson 2; Thome; Dye 2.
GIDP: Quentin.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pierzynski (1, 2nd base off Niemann/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
E: Getz (1, fielding).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 .143
Crawford, C, LF 5 0 0 1 0 2 3 .244
Burrell, DH 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 .212
  1-Gross, PR-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .188
Pena, C, 1B 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 .289
Aybar, W, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .143
Navarro, D, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .212
Zobrist, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .200
Bartlett, SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .389
Kapler, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .125
  a-Iwamura, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333
Totals 33 2 5 2 6 10 20  

a-Reached on error for Kapler in the 9th.
1-Ran for Burrell in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Pena, C (5, 6th inning off Danks, Jh, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Bartlett 2; Pena, C 4; Burrell; Navarro, D.
RBI: Pena, C (12), Crawford, C (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bartlett; Zobrist 2; Upton, B; Navarro, D; Gross 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-11.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bartlett 2 (4, 2nd base off Dotel/Pierzynski, 2nd base off Jenks/Pierzynski), Iwamura (4, 2nd base off Jenks/Pierzynski), Crawford, C (3, 2nd base off Jenks/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Kapler (Dye at 2nd base).
DP: (Bartlett-Zobrist-Pena, C).

 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Danks, Jh (W, 1-0) 6.0 2 1 1 4 8 1 0.75
Dotel (H, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Thornton (H, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Jenks (S, 3) 1.0 1 1 0 1 0 0 4.50
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Niemann (L, 0-2) 6.0 9 2 2 1 3 1 6.35
Cormier 2.1 5 1 1 0 1 0 3.52
Balfour 0.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 15.43

WP: Niemann.
Pitches-strikes: Danks, Jh 101-59, Dotel 14-9, Thornton 22-15, Jenks 21-11, Niemann 97-63, Cormier 55-32, Balfour 15-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Danks, Jh 5-2, Dotel 0-1, Thornton 1-0, Jenks 3-1, Niemann 6-4, Cormier 3-1, Balfour 0-0.
Batters faced: Danks, Jh 24, Dotel 4, Thornton 5, Jenks 6, Niemann 27, Cormier 11, Balfour 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Balfour 2-0.
Ejections: Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon ejected by HP umpire Brian Gorman (6th)
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:11.
Att: 13,803.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
April 16, 2009
April 16, 2009

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