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Chances slip away
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Royals 2, White Sox 1
Freddy Garcia turned in his sixth consecutive quality start. (John Smierciak/AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (61-88)
Won 1
Kansas City 2, Chi White Sox 1   CWS
Chi White Sox (73-77)
Lost 1
September 20, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 5 0
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 0
Standings thru 9/20/09  |  Recap: KC | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  White Sox stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bloomquist, RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .271
Maier, LF 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 .247
Butler, B, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .299
Jacobs, DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .229
  a-Olivo, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .251
Callaspo, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .297
Buck, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .235
Hernandez, L, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .175
Betancourt, Y, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238
Anderson, J, CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .239
Totals 30 2 5 1 2 5 8  

a-Struck out for Jacobs in the 9th.

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).

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

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, DH 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .304
Beckham, G, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .266
Pierzynski, C 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .309
Konerko, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .283
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .279
Dye, RF 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .250
Quentin, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .232
Getz, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .269
Rios, A, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .242
  a-Kotsay, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .280
  1-Wise, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206
Totals 31 1 6 1 4 7 15  

a-Singled for Rios, A in the 9th.
1-Ran for Kotsay in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Podsednik 2; Pierzynski 2; Kotsay; Getz.
RBI: Pierzynski (48).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Quentin 2; Rios, A; Dye 2.
GIDP: Beckham, G.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Podsednik (28, 2nd base off Tejeda/Buck).
CS: Wise (4, 2nd base by Soria/Buck).

FIELDING
DP: (Konerko-Ramirez, Al-Konerko).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tejeda (W, 4-1) 6.0 3 1 1 2 5 0 2.94
Colon, R (H, 5) 1.1 2 0 0 1 1 0 4.73
Soria (S, 26) 1.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.40
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garcia, F (L, 2-3) 8.0 5 2 2 1 3 0 4.01
Thornton 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.69

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
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