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Bullpen falters
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White Sox 4, Rays 3
Gabe Gross follows through on his two-run homer. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
James Shields was very good over 6 2/3 innings, but after retiring the first two batters in the seventh, he walked the third and was pulled. Chad Bradford left with lower back stiffness before throwing a pitch, and the bullpen lost the lead to the White Sox.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (52-43)
Lost 1
Chi White Sox 4, Tampa Bay 3   CWS
Chi White Sox (49-45)
Won 1
July 22, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0   3 8 1
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 X   4 7 0
Standings thru 7/22/09  |  Recap: TB | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  White Sox stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .240
Crawford, C, LF 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 .313
Longoria, 3B 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 .275
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .224
Zobrist, 2B 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .304
Burrell, DH 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 .232
Gross, RF 2 1 1 2 1 1 0 .277
  a-Kapler, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .256
Navarro, D, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .223
Bartlett, SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .342
Totals 35 3 8 3 4 6 17  

a-Grounded out for Gross in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Burrell (6, 4th inning off Torres, C, 0 on, 0 out), Gross (5, 6th inning off Torres, C, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Gross 4; Upton, B; Crawford, C; Pena, C; Burrell 5; Zobrist; Navarro, D.
RBI: Burrell (34), Gross 2 (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton, B 2; Pena, C; Longoria.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B (32, 2nd base off Torres, C/Pierzynski), Zobrist (12, 2nd base off Torres, C/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (8, throw).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, CF 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 .306
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 .279
Dye, RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 .297
Thome, DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .255
Konerko, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .296
Pierzynski, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .298
Quentin, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .232
Getz, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .262
Beckham, G, 3B 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .299
Totals 31 4 7 4 3 6 8  

BATTING
3B: Ramirez, Al (1, Wheeler, D).
HR: Podsednik (4, 6th inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Podsednik 5; Quentin; Ramirez, Al 4; Dye 2.
RBI: Podsednik (26), Ramirez, Al 2 (46), Dye (60).
2-out RBI: Ramirez, Al 2; Dye.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pierzynski.
Team RISP: 2-for-3.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields 6.2 4 2 2 3 4 1 3.70
Choate 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2.30
Wheeler, D (BS, 4)(L, 3-3) 0.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.63
Nelson, J 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.21
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Torres, C 6.0 6 3 3 3 3 2 4.50
Carrasco (W, 3-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.49
Thornton (S, 1) 2.0 2 0 0 1 3 0 2.88

Choate pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Wheeler, D pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Shields.
Pitches-strikes: Shields 111-69, Choate 5-3, Wheeler, D 10-6, Nelson, J 13-9, Torres, C 95-53, Carrasco 10-6, Thornton 34-20.
Groundouts-flyouts: Shields 8-3, Choate 0-0, Wheeler, D 0-0, Nelson, J 0-1, Torres, C 7-5, Carrasco 1-2, Thornton 1-2.
Batters faced: Shields 27, Choate 1, Wheeler, D 2, Nelson, J 4, Torres, C 27, Carrasco 3, Thornton 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Choate 1-0, Wheeler, D 2-2, Nelson, J 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Chuck Meriwether.
Weather: 67 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:46.
Att: 26,257.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
July 22, 2009
July 22, 2009

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