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Rally falls short
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White Sox 3, Rays 2
Willy Aybar congratulates Carlos Pena on his solo homer in the sixth inning. (AP)
The Rays capitalized on an error, stole three bases, scored a run and put the potential tying run on third in the ninth inning. But they were unable to complete the comeback, amassing five hits all night, which forced a solid Jeff Niemann to take the tough-luck loss.
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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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