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Royals 11, White Sox 0
Luke Hochevar struck out five and walked one in his second career complete game. (AP)
Notching his first victory since July 25, Luke Hochevar turned in his finest outing of the year, limiting the White Sox to just three hits in his first career shutout. Not to be overshadowed, Miguel Olivo ripped a pair of two-run homers and drove in six.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (60-87)
Won 2
Kansas City 11, Chi White Sox 0   CWS
Chi White Sox (72-76)
Lost 3
September 18, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 1 0 0 2 3 4 1   11 13 0
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 1
Standings thru 9/18/09  |  Recap: KC | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  White Sox stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
DeJesus, LF 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 .282
Bloomquist, RF 4 1 0 0 1 1 4 .271
  Anderson, J, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Butler, B, 1B 2 3 2 2 3 0 0 .301
Olivo, DH 3 2 2 6 1 1 1 .251
Callaspo, 2B 5 0 1 2 0 0 3 .298
Maier, CF-RF 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 .250
Buck, C 5 1 2 1 0 1 3 .230
Gordon, A, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .215
  1-Hernandez, L, PR-3B 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .183
Betancourt, Y, SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 .241
Totals 38 11 13 11 6 5 15  

1-Ran for Gordon, A in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Gordon, A (4, Buehrle), Butler, B (47, Nunez, J).
3B: Callaspo (7, Pena, R).
HR: Olivo 2 (23, 6th inning off Buehrle, 1 on, 0 out; 8th inning off Nunez, J, 1 on, 2 out), Buck (8, 9th inning off Hudson, D, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Betancourt, Y; Olivo 8; DeJesus 2; Butler, B 3; Callaspo 3; Gordon, A 3; Maier; Buck 5.
RBI: Olivo 6 (64), Callaspo 2 (67), Butler, B 2 (82), Buck (34).
2-out RBI: Olivo 3; Callaspo 2; Butler, B 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Callaspo 2; Buck.
SF: Olivo.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Maier (2, 2nd base by Buehrle/Castro, R).
PO: Maier (1st base by Buehrle).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Betancourt, Y-Butler, B, Betancourt, Y-Callaspo-Butler, B).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .302
  b-Flowers, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Beckham, G, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .270
  Fields, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .220
Pierzynski, DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308
Konerko, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .283
Kotsay, RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276
Ramirez, Al, SS 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .279
  a-Lillibridge, PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .143
Getz, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .269
Wise, CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .206
Castro, R, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .224
Totals 28 0 3 0 1 5 6  

a-Struck out for Ramirez, Al in the 8th. b-Struck out for Podsednik in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Podsednik; Wise; Getz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beckham, G.
GIDP: Beckham, G, Wise.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
SB: Wise (4, 2nd base off Hochevar/Buck).

FIELDING
E: Wise (1, fielding).
Pickoffs: Buehrle (Maier at 1st base).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hochevar (W, 7-10) 9.0 3 0 0 1 5 0 5.79
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buehrle (L, 12-9) 6.0 7 5 5 4 4 1 3.84
Pena, R 1.0 1 1 1 2 0 0 4.23
Nunez, J 0.2 4 4 4 0 0 1 10.38
Hudson, D 1.1 1 1 1 0 1 1 4.76

Buehrle pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

Game Scores: Hochevar , Buehrle .
WP: Nunez, J.
IBB: Butler, B (by Pena, R), Maier (by Pena, R).
Pitches-strikes: Hochevar 105-76, Buehrle 100-57, Pena, R 21-8, Nunez, J 23-16, Hudson, D 18-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hochevar 12-7, Buehrle 5-4, Pena, R 2-1, Nunez, J 1-1, Hudson, D 1-2.
Batters faced: Hochevar 29, Buehrle 28, Pena, R 6, Nunez, J 6, Hudson, D 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Pena, R 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Dan Bellino. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Fieldin Culbreth.
Weather: 63 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, L to R.
T: 2:29.
Att: 29,179.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
September 18, 2009
September 18, 2009

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