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Lost opportunities seal White Sox fate

The White Sox watched their division deficit swell to seven games after coming up empty in the clutch in the opener against the Twins. Paul Konerko and Manny Ramirez struck out with the bags packed in the seventh.

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MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Span, CF5024002.265
Hudson, O, 2B5000023.275
Mauer, C5130000.326
Cuddyer, 1B5010003.272
Kubel, RF5111002.256
Young, D, LF2211100.298
1-Repko, PR-LF0100000.206
Thome, DH3010111.278
2-Casilla, A, PR-DH0100000.267
Valencia, D, 3B3211110.329
Hardy, SS4121013.270
Totals3791283514.276
1-Ran for Young, D in the 8th. 2-Ran for Thome in the 8th.
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, LF5010012.272
Ramirez, Al, SS4022000.282
Rios, A, CF3000122.289
Konerko, 1B3120113.324
Ramirez, M, DH3000136.305
Quentin, RF4010011.236
Pierzynski, C4000022.265
Vizquel, 3B4110011.287
Beckham, G, 2B3110100.255
Totals3338241117.269
BATTING
2B: Cuddyer (35, Danks, Jh), Hardy 2 (18, Danks, Jh, Danks, Jh), Kubel (22, Thornton), Span (22, Putz).
HR: Young, D (17, 5th inning off Danks, Jh, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cuddyer 2; Hardy 4; Valencia, D; Thome; Span 3; Young, D 4; Kubel 2; Mauer 3.
RBI: Young, D (99), Span 4 (53), Hardy (36), Kubel (85), Valencia, D (28).
2-out RBI: Span 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel; Hudson, O 3.
GIDP: Span, Kubel.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Hardy (9, throw).
DP: (Hudson, O-Cuddyer-Hardy-Hudson, O).

BATTING
2B: Vizquel (11, Liriano, F).
3B: Konerko (1, Liriano, F).
TB: Pierre; Beckham, G; Konerko 4; Quentin; Ramirez, Al 2; Vizquel 2.
RBI: Ramirez, Al 2 (62).
2-out RBI: Ramirez, Al 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, M 3; Quentin; Rios, A; Vizquel.
SAC: Ramirez, Al.
GIDP: Pierzynski.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ramirez, Al (10, 2nd base off Liriano, F/Mauer), Vizquel (10, 3rd base off Liriano, F/Mauer).

FIELDING
E: Vizquel (3, throw), Rios, A (4, fielding).
Outfield assists: Rios, A (Thome at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Beckham, G-Ramirez, Al-Konerko, Konerko-Ramirez, Al-Konerko).

MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Liriano, F(W, 14-7)6.06333703.28
Guerrier0.02000003.47
Crain(H, 19)1.00001202.59
Fuentes1.00000103.32
Rauch1.00000103.38
Totals9.083341103.77
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Danks, Jh(L, 13-11)7.09440313.60
Thornton0.12442003.20
Putz0.21111202.72
Linebrink1.00000004.24
Totals9.012993514.03
Guerrier pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Danks, Jh.
IBB: Young, D (by Thornton).
HBP: Young, D (by Danks, Jh).
Pitches-strikes: Liriano, F 103-61, Guerrier 7-5, Crain 20-13, Fuentes 13-9, Rauch 12-9, Danks, Jh 92-58, Thornton 23-9, Putz 15-10, Linebrink 11-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Liriano, F 6-3, Guerrier 0-0, Crain 1-0, Fuentes 2-0, Rauch 1-0, Danks, Jh 8-1, Thornton 0-1, Putz 0-0, Linebrink 1-1.
Batters faced: Liriano, F 26, Guerrier 2, Crain 4, Fuentes 3, Rauch 3, Danks, Jh 29, Thornton 5, Putz 4, Linebrink 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Crain 2-0, Putz 3-3.
Umpires: HP: Brian O'Nora. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Jerry Crawford. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 68 degrees, clear.
Wind: 11 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:00.
Att: 29,223.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
September 14, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media