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Win slips away
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Rays 3, White Sox 2
Clayton Richard struck out seven and walked two on Tuesday night. (Jim Prisching/AP)
After Clayton Richard allowed one run in a career-best eight innings, Bobby Jenks yielded two in the ninth as the White Sox fell to the Rays. Gordon Beckham had three hits and one RBI, while A.J. Pierzynski had three hits and one run.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (52-42)
Won 1
Tampa Bay 3, Chi White Sox 2   CWS
Chi White Sox (48-45)
Lost 1
July 21, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2   3 6 0
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   2 9 0
Standings thru 7/21/09  |  Recap: TB | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  White Sox stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .241
Bartlett, SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .346
Longoria, 3B 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 .279
Zobrist, RF-2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .303
Burrell, DH 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 .227
Aybar, W, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .282
  Pena, C, 1B 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .224
Kapler, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .259
  a-Crawford, PH-LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .314
Dillon, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .276
  b-Gross, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .275
Navarro, C 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .223
Totals 28 3 6 3 4 7 9  

a-Walked for Kapler in the 9th. b-Grounded out for Dillon in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Bartlett (18, Richard).
TB: Bartlett 3; Zobrist; Kapler; Navarro 2.
RBI: Longoria (72), Burrell (33), Pena, C (60).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zobrist; Gross 2.
SF: Longoria; Pena, C.
GIDP: Kapler; Upton, B.
Team RISP: 1-for-3.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford (47, 2nd base off Jenks/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
DP: (Niemann-Bartlett).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, CF 4 0 0 1 0 2 5 .303
Ramirez, Al, SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .276
Dye, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .294
Thome, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .260
Konerko, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298
Pierzynski, C 4 1 3 0 0 1 0 .302
  1-Wise, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196
Quentin, LF 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .232
Getz, 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .265
  a-Nix, J, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .226
Beckham, 3B 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 .304
Totals 35 2 9 2 0 9 18  

a-Struck out for Getz in the 9th.
1-Ran for Pierzynski in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Beckham 2 (11, Niemann, Niemann).
TB: Ramirez, Al; Pierzynski 3; Quentin; Getz; Beckham 5.
RBI: Beckham (23), Podsednik (25).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thome; Ramirez, Al 3.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Dye (Burrell at 2nd base).
DP: 3 (Beckham-Getz-Konerko, Ramirez, Al-Getz-Konerko, Dye-Konerko-Ramirez, Al).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Niemann (W, 9-4) 8.0 8 2 2 0 7 0 3.61
Howell (S, 10) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.93
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Richard 8.0 4 1 1 2 7 0 5.00
Jenks (BS, 3)(L, 2-3) 1.0 2 2 2 2 0 0 4.24

HBP: Quentin (by Niemann), Longoria (by Jenks).
Pitches-strikes: Niemann 100-72, Howell 12-10, Richard 116-71, Jenks 20-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Niemann 11-4, Howell 1-0, Richard 7-5, Jenks 1-1.
Batters faced: Niemann 32, Howell 4, Richard 28, Jenks 7.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 74 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:31.
Att: 23,319.
July 21, 2009

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