Chi White Sox 8, Minnesota 7
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(69-73)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 14 1
Chi White Sox 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 X 8 16 1
WP: M. Myers (4-0) S: M. Thornton (2)
LP: C. Cali (0-1)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Chi White Sox
- J. Thome homered to deep center
- P. Konerko homered to deep left
Top 2nd: Minnesota
- B. Buscher homered to deep right
Top 3rd: Minnesota
- J. Kubel hit sacrifice fly to deep center, J. Morneau scored, M. Cuddyer to third
- B. Buscher singled to shallow left, M. Cuddyer scored
- J. Tyner singled to right, B. Buscher and J. Morales scored, J. Tyner to second advancing on throw
Bot 4th: Chi White Sox
- J. Owens singled to shortstop, J. Uribe scored, D. Richar out at home, T. Hall to third, J. Owens to second
- P. Konerko singled to left, T. Hall and J. Owens scored, J. Thome to second
Top 5th: Minnesota
- J. Tyner reached on bunt single to first, J. Kubel scored, J. Morales to second
Top 6th: Minnesota
- T. Hunter homered to deep left center
Bot 7th: Chi White Sox
- T. Hall homered to deep right, J. Uribe scored
- J. Thome singled to right center, J. Owens scored, S. Podsednik to third
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Tyner lf 5 0 2 3 0 2 2 .299
L. Rodriguez 2b 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 .222
T. Hunter cf 5 1 2 1 0 0 3 .292
J. Morneau 1b 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 .280
M. Cuddyer rf 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 .280
J. Kubel dh 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 .263
    R. White ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .146
B. Buscher 3b 4 2 2 2 0 1 2 .277
    J. Bartlett ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276
J. Morales c 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 1.000
    C. Heintz pr-c 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220
N. Punto ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .200
 Totals 41 7 14 7 1 6 17  
 Batting
2B - T Hunter (40, J Contreras); M Cuddyer (25, J Contreras); J Morales (1, J Contreras); J Kubel (25, J Contreras).
HR - B Buscher (2, 2nd inning off J Contreras 0 on, 1 Out), T Hunter (28, 6th inning off J Contreras 0 on, 0 Out).
SF - J Kubel.
RBI - B Buscher 2 (4), J Kubel (54), J Tyner 3 (21), T Hunter (99).
2-out RBI - J Tyner 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Cuddyer 1, L Rodriguez 2, T Hunter 2, B Buscher 1.
Team LOB - 9.
 Fielding
E - B Buscher (4, ground ball).
 Chi White Sox
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Owens cf 5 2 2 1 1 2 4 .247
S. Podsednik lf 5 0 1 0 0 2 4 .260
J. Thome dh 4 1 2 2 1 2 0 .270
P. Konerko 1b 4 1 2 3 1 0 2 .262
J. Dye rf 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 .247
A. Cintron 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .232
J. Uribe ss 5 2 4 0 0 1 1 .227
D. Richar 2b 5 0 2 0 0 0 5 .214
T. Hall c 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 .204
    A.J. Pierzynski ph-c 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 .268
 Totals 40 8 16 8 5 9 23  
 Batting
2B - D Richar 2 (5, M Garza, P Neshek); J Uribe 2 (14, K Slowey 2).
HR - J Thome (25, 1st inning off M Garza 0 on, 2 Out), P Konerko (28, 1st inning off M Garza 0 on, 2 Out), A Pierzynski (14, 7th inning off C Cali 1 on, 2 Out).
RBI - J Thome 2 (79), P Konerko 3 (78), J Owens (12), A Pierzynski 2 (46).
2-out RBI - J Thome 2, P Konerko 3, A Pierzynski 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - S Podsednik 1, A Cintron 2, P Konerko 1, D Richar 2, J Owens 2.
Team LOB - 14.
 Fielding
E - A Cintron (8, throw).
PB - T Hall.
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
M. Garza 4.0 9 5 3 3 5 2 3.71
K. Slowey 2.2 3 1 1 0 2 0 5.24
C. Cali (L, 0-1; BS, 1) 0.0 3 2 2 1 0 1 5.03
P. Neshek 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.78
M. Guerrier 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.38
 Chi White Sox
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Contreras 5.0 13 7 4 1 2 2 5.91
M. Myers (W, 4-0) 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.83
M. MacDougal (H, 18) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.56
M. Thornton (S, 2) 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 4.76
IBB - J Thome (by M Garza), A Pierzynski (by P Neshek).
HBP - A Cintron (by P Neshek).
Pitches-strikes - M Garza 88-53; K Slowey 44-27; C Cali 11-6; P Neshek 34-22; M Guerrier 6-3; J Contreras 97-55; M Myers 27-17; M MacDougal 5-4; M Thornton 18-14.
Ground balls-fly balls - M Garza 2-4; K Slowey 2-4; C Cali 0-0; P Neshek 1-1; M Guerrier 0-0; J Contreras 7-6; M Myers 4-1; M MacDougal 2-0; M Thornton 1-0.
Batters faced - M Garza 24; K Slowey 11; C Cali 4; P Neshek 6; M Guerrier 1; J Contreras 30; M Myers 7; M MacDougal 2; M Thornton 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--C.B. Bucknor. 1B--Joe West. 2B--Ed Rapuano. 3B--Ed Hickox.
Time: 0:25.
Attendance: 31,747.
Weather: 76 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, in from left.
Game Notes
THE HOME RUNS BY CHICAGO'S JIM THOME AND PAUL KONERKO IN THE FIRST INNING WERE HIT BACK-TO-BACK.
MINNESOTA CATCHER JOSE MORALES LEFT THE GAME IN THE TOP OF THE FIFTH INNING DUE TO A LEFT ANKLE INJURY.

Updated on Saturday, Sep 8, 2007 8:54 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Minnesota
B. Buscher B. Buscher
2-4, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Chi White Sox
P. Konerko P. Konerko
2-4, 1 HR
3 RBI