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Sox can't contain KC
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Royals 11, White Sox 0
Mark Buehrle, who threw 100 pitches, whiffed four and walked four. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
While Mark Buehrle (five runs in six-plus innings) and the White Sox bullpen were hit hard by the Royals' offense in the series opener, Chicago's bats were stifled by Kansas City starter Luke Hochevar, who allowed just three hits in a shutout victory.
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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.

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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