Freddy Garcia turned in his sixth consecutive quality start. (John Smierciak/AP)
By Scott Merkin / MLB.com
The White Sox had Royals starter Robinson Tejeda on the ropes a couple times, particularly when they loaded the bases in the fourth, but they couldn't find the big hit as Freddy Garcia's sharp outing was squandered.
BATTING 2B: Bloomquist (11, Garcia, F). TB: Bloomquist 3; Anderson, J; Maier; Buck. RBI: Maier (27). 2-out RBI: Maier. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hernandez, L. GIDP: Jacobs. Team RISP: 1-for-4. Team LOB: 3.
BASERUNNING SB: Bloomquist (21, 3rd base off Garcia, F/Pierzynski), Anderson, J (20, 2nd base off Garcia, F/Pierzynski), Buck (1,
2nd base off Garcia, F/Pierzynski). CS: Bloomquist (6, 2nd base by Garcia, F/Pierzynski).
Game Scores: Tejeda , Garcia, F . WP: Tejeda, Garcia, F. HBP: Dye (by Colon, R). Pitches-strikes: Tejeda 104-66, Colon, R 30-17, Soria 23-14, Garcia, F 94-67, Thornton 20-12. Groundouts-flyouts: Tejeda 2-7, Colon, R 1-0, Soria 1-2, Garcia, F 9-5, Thornton 0-1. Batters faced: Tejeda 22, Colon, R 8, Soria 6, Garcia, F 28, Thornton 4. Inherited runners-scored: Soria 2-0. Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Jim
Wolf. 3B: Dan Bellino. Weather: 64 degrees, overcast. Wind: 15 mph, L to R. T: 2:40. Att:
22,798. Venue: U.S. Cellular Field. September 20, 2009 September 20, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner