Tampa Bay 6, Chi White Sox 4
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(89-74)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chi White Sox 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 7 0
Tampa Bay 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 X 6 11 0
WP: J. Shields (1-0) S: D. Wheeler (1)
LP: J. Vazquez (0-1)
(97-65)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 2nd: Tampa Bay
- E. Longoria homered to deep left center
Top 3rd: Chi White Sox
- D. Wise homered to deep right, A.J. Pierzynski and A. Ramirez scored
Bot 3rd: Tampa Bay
- A. Iwamura tripled to deep center, J. Bartlett scored
- W. Aybar hit sacrifice fly to left, A. Iwamura scored
- E. Longoria homered to deep left
Bot 5th: Tampa Bay
- E. Longoria singled to left, B.J. Upton scored, W. Aybar to second
- C. Crawford singled to center, W. Aybar scored, E. Longoria to second
Top 9th: Chi White Sox
- P. Konerko homered to deep left
 Chi White Sox
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
O. Cabrera ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000
D. Wise lf 3 1 1 3 0 1 0 .333
    B. Anderson ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
J. Dye rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .250
J. Thome dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
P. Konerko 1b 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .500
K. Griffey Jr. cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
A. Ramirez 2b 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .333
A.J. Pierzynski c 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .667
J. Uribe 3b 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000
 Totals 32 4 7 4 1 9 11  
 Batting
2B - J Dye (1, J Shields).
HR - D Wise (1, 3rd inning off J Shields 2 on, 2 Out), P Konerko (1, 9th inning off D Wheeler 0 on, 0 Out).
S - J Uribe.
RBI - D Wise 3 (3), P Konerko (1).
2-out RBI - D Wise 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Thome 1, O Cabrera 2.
Team LOB - 4.
 Base Running
CS - A Pierzynski (1, 2nd base by J Shields/D Navarro).
 Tampa Bay
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
A. Iwamura 2b 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 .500
B.J. Upton cf 5 1 0 0 0 2 5 .000
C. Pena 1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
    W. Aybar 1b 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500
E. Longoria 3b 3 2 3 3 1 0 0 1.000
C. Crawford lf 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .250
C. Floyd dh 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 .000
    R. Baldelli ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
D. Navarro c 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .250
G. Gross rf 3 0 1 0 1 2 1 .333
J. Bartlett ss 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .500
 Totals 34 6 11 6 3 12 12  
 Batting
2B - D Navarro (1, J Vazquez).
3B - A Iwamura (1, J Vazquez).
HR - E Longoria 2 (2, 2nd inning off J Vazquez 0 on, 0 Out, 3rd inning off J Vazquez 0 on, 2 Out).
SF - W Aybar.
RBI - E Longoria 3 (3), A Iwamura (1), W Aybar (1), C Crawford (1).
2-out RBI - E Longoria.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Crawford 1, G Gross 1, J Bartlett 1, D Navarro 1, B Upton 2.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - G Gross (1, 2nd base off J Vazquez/A Pierzynski), E Longoria (1, 2nd base off C Richard/A Pierzynski).
 Chi White Sox
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
J. Vazquez (L, 0-1) 4.1 8 6 6 1 6 2 12.46
C. Richard 3.1 3 0 0 2 5 0 0.00
O. Dotel 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 Tampa Bay
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
J. Shields (W, 1-0) 6.1 6 3 3 1 4 1 4.26
G. Balfour (H, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
J.P. Howell (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
D. Wheeler (S, 1) 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 9.00
HBP - A Pierzynski (by J Shields).
Pitches-strikes - J Vazquez 86-54; C Richard 58-35; O Dotel 5-3; J Shields 100-65; G Balfour 9-6; J Howell 18-10; D Wheeler 23-18.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Vazquez 2-5; C Richard 3-2; O Dotel 0-0; J Shields 9-5; G Balfour 0-0; J Howell 1-0; D Wheeler 0-2.
Batters faced - J Vazquez 22; C Richard 15; O Dotel 1; J Shields 26; G Balfour 2; J Howell 3; D Wheeler 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Joe West. 1B--C.B. Bucknor. 2B--Ron Kulpa. 3B--Jeff Kellogg. LF--Gary Darling. RF--Eric Cooper.
Time: 3:10.
Attendance: 35,041.
Weather: INDOORS
Game Notes
TAMPA BAY FIRST BASEMAN CARLOS PENA LEFT THE GAME IN THE TOP OF THE THIRD INNING WITH AN UNDISCLOSED INJURY.
TAMPA BAY FIRST BASEMAN CARLOS PENA LEFT THE GAME IN THE TOP OF THE THIRD INNING DUE TO AN EYE INJURY.

Updated on Thursday, Oct 2, 2008 5:57 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Chi White Sox
D. Wise Dewayne Wise
1-3, 1 HR
3 RBI
 Tampa Bay
E. Longoria Evan Longoria
3-3, 2 HR
3 RBI