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Chicago sinks Detroit
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White Sox 5, Tigers 1
Mark Kotsay congratulates Carlos Quentin on his home run in the second inning. (AP)
Freddy Garcia struck out a season-high seven in seven-plus innings to keep the slumping Tigers down and force a tie atop the AL Central. Alex Rios led the offense with four hits and three RBIs, while Carlos Quentin homered for the second straight night for the surging White Sox.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox (79-82)
Won 3
Chi White Sox 5, Detroit 1   DET
Detroit (85-76)
Lost 3
October 3, 2009
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Chi White Sox
0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1   5 9 0
Detroit
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 7 0
Standings thru 10/3/09  |  Recap: CWS | DET  |  Gameday  |  White Sox stats  |  Tigers stats
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, CF 4 0 1 1 1 0 2 .306
Beckham, G, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 2 6 .269
Pierzynski, C 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .300
Konerko, DH 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 .277
  1-Wise, PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .221
Quentin, LF 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 .239
Kotsay, 1B 2 1 0 0 3 1 2 .284
Rios, A, RF 5 0 4 3 0 0 0 .247
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 0 1 0 2 1 5 .275
Lillibridge, 2B 4 0 1 0 1 0 8 .151
Totals 34 5 9 5 9 6 28  

1-Ran for Konerko in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Rios, A (31, Galarraga, A), Quentin (14, Rodney).
HR: Quentin (21, 2nd inning off Figaro, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Podsednik; Quentin 6; Ramirez, Al; Rios, A 5; Lillibridge.
RBI: Quentin (56), Podsednik (48), Rios, A 3 (71).
2-out RBI: Rios, A 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Konerko; Beckham, G; Lillibridge 3; Pierzynski 2.
GIDP: Kotsay, Lillibridge.
Team RISP: 3-for-15.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Podsednik (30, 2nd base off Figaro/Laird), Kotsay (3, 3rd base off Figaro/Laird), Rios, A 2 (24, 2nd base off Figaro/Laird, 2nd base off Perry/Laird), Quentin (3, 2nd base off Galarraga, A/Laird), Lillibridge (6, 2nd base off Lyon/Laird).

FIELDING
DP: (Ramirez, Al-Lillibridge-Kotsay).

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .249
Polanco, 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 .288
Ordonez, RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .303
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 .325
Guillen, LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .244
Huff, DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .241
  a-Raburn, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .281
Inge, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .230
Laird, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .225
Everett, SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .237
Totals 33 1 7 1 2 8 16  

a-Struck out for Huff in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Everett (21, Garcia, F).
TB: Polanco 2; Everett 2; Huff; Ordonez 2; Granderson.
RBI: Polanco (72).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, M 2; Laird.
GIDP: Cabrera, M.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Polanco-Everett-Cabrera, M, Everett-Polanco-Cabrera, M).

 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garcia, F (W, 3-4) 7.0 6 1 1 1 7 0 4.34
Pena, R (H, 13) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.99
Thornton 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.74
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Figaro (L, 2-2) 1.1 3 2 2 2 2 1 6.35
Ni, F 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.64
Galarraga, A 2.1 1 2 2 3 1 0 5.64
Perry 3.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.79
Lyon 1.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 2.92
Rodney 1.0 2 1 1 2 0 0 4.42

Garcia, F pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
Galarraga, A pitched to 1 batter in the 5th.

WP: Garcia, F.
IBB: Ramirez, Al (by Galarraga, A), Ramirez, Al (by Perry), Podsednik (by Lyon), Kotsay (by Rodney).
HBP: Quentin (by Galarraga, A), Quentin (by Perry).
Pitches-strikes: Garcia, F 95-63, Pena, R 9-6, Thornton 19-11, Figaro 38-22, Ni, F 3-3, Galarraga, A 43-20, Perry 44-24, Lyon 17-9, Rodney 24-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Garcia, F 5-5, Pena, R 1-0, Thornton 1-1, Figaro 0-0, Ni, F 1-0, Galarraga, A 2-3, Perry 3-2, Lyon 2-0, Rodney 2-0.
Batters faced: Garcia, F 28, Pena, R 3, Thornton 4, Figaro 9, Ni, F 1, Galarraga, A 12, Perry 11, Lyon 6, Rodney 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Pena, R 2-1, Ni, F 3-1, Galarraga, A 2-0, Perry 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 55 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, R to L.
T: 2:49 (:16 delay).
Att: 35,184.
Venue: Comerica Park.
October 3, 2009
October 3, 2009

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