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Rays snap skid
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Rays 6, White Sox 5
Ben Zobrist (center) celebrates with teammates after his sixth-inning grand slam.  (AP)
The Rays jumped ahead in the second inning when Carlos Pena homered to center field, but fell behind after a couple of homers in the sixth. Ben Zobrist then came to the rescue with a pinch-hit grand slam in the bottom of the sixth to put them ahead. The Rays were able to hold on for the victory and snapped a three-game skid.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox (5-5)
Lost 1
Tampa Bay 6, Chi White Sox 5   TB
Tampa Bay (5-6)
Won 1
April 17, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0   5 9 0
Tampa Bay
0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 X   6 9 0
Standings thru 4/17/09  |  Recap: CWS | TB  |  Gameday  |  White Sox stats  |  Rays stats
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Getz, 2B 4 0 2 1 1 0 2 .269
Fields, 3B 5 0 0 1 0 1 6 .306
Quentin, LF 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .257
Thome, DH 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .206
  1-Owens, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Dye, RF 4 1 1 2 0 3 1 .385
Konerko, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .306
Pierzynski, C 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .273
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .143
Anderson, CF 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 .214
  a-Betemit, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .286
  2-Lillibridge, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077
Totals 35 5 9 5 3 6 12  

a-Singled for Anderson in the 9th.
1-Ran for Thome in the 8th. 2-Ran for Betemit in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Pierzynski (1, Shields), Getz (3, Shields).
HR: Quentin (5, 6th inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out), Dye (4, 6th inning off Shields, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Quentin 4; Pierzynski 2; Anderson; Thome 2; Dye 4; Betemit; Getz 3.
RBI: Getz (1), Fields (6), Quentin (9), Dye 2 (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Quentin; Fields 3; Konerko.
GIDP: Fields.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Owens (1, 2nd base off Wheeler, D/Navarro, D), Lillibridge 2 (3, 2nd base off Percival/Navarro, D, 3rd base off Percival/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Richard (Zobrist at 1st base).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .176
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .222
Longoria, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .421
Pena, C, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .286
Burrell, DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .216
Navarro, D, C 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 .222
Gross, RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167
  a-Zobrist, PH-RF 2 1 2 4 0 0 0 .273
Iwamura, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .324
Bartlett, SS 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 .395
Totals 32 6 9 6 3 5 8  

a-Homered for Gross in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Navarro, D (3, Colon), Bartlett (3, Colon), Longoria (5, Colon), Iwamura (5, Thornton).
HR: Pena, C (6, 2nd inning off Colon, 0 on, 0 out), Zobrist (2, 6th inning off Thornton, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Bartlett 2; Longoria 2; Upton, B; Pena, C 4; Burrell; Zobrist 5; Navarro, D 2; Iwamura 2.
RBI: Pena, C (13), Bartlett (4), Zobrist 4 (7).
2-out RBI: Bartlett; Zobrist 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton, B; Crawford, C 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bartlett (5, 2nd base off MacDougal/Pierzynski).
PO: Zobrist (1st base by Richard).

FIELDING
DP: (Longoria-Iwamura-Pena, C).

 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Colon 5.2 6 5 5 1 4 1 3.86
Thornton (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 0.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 2.25
MacDougal 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 12.46
Richard 2.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.18
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields (W, 2-1) 7.1 7 5 5 2 4 2 4.58
Shouse 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.00
Wheeler, D (H, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 9.82
Percival (S, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 6.75

Thornton pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.
MacDougal pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.
Shouse pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Thornton.
Pitches-strikes: Colon 92-55, Thornton 14-6, MacDougal 6-2, Richard 25-16, Shields 101-63, Shouse 4-2, Wheeler, D 7-5, Percival 15-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Colon 9-2, Thornton 0-0, MacDougal 0-0, Richard 4-0, Shields 10-3, Shouse 0-0, Wheeler, D 1-0, Percival 0-1.
Batters faced: Colon 24, Thornton 3, MacDougal 1, Richard 7, Shields 30, Shouse 1, Wheeler, D 2, Percival 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Thornton 3-3, MacDougal 2-0, Richard 3-0, Wheeler, D 1-0.
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: Mike Everitt. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:45.
Att: 28,927.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
April 17, 2009
April 17, 2009

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