Big Bats Bust K.C.
Short take: More than enough for
Through five innings our White Sox could manage just one run and four hits
against pitching slug Jeff Suppan and the Kansas City Royals. Sox Fans
fretted as a chance to pull even with Minnesota appeared to be slipping
through our fingers. Then came the sixth inning, and the eighth inning,
and the ninth inning. By the time it was over the Sox had pounded K.C.
for ten runs and sixteen hits to beat the Royals like a drum, 10-2 the final.
That felt good, didn't it Sox Fans!
Mark Buehrle looked to be the hard-luck loser. He hardly had
his best stuff on the mound, allowing two runs and eight hits, including a
solo shot dinger, in six innings work. A paltry one run is all the Sox
appeared ready to give him, a rally cut short by a baserunning gaffe by Chris
But oh the sixth inning, that was something different. Jose
Valentin struck out swinging to start the inning, but a walk, a single,
and a sacrifice fly tied the game 2-2. Next stepped up the struggling Carlos
Lee who left a divot in the Kauffman Stadium lawn beyond the left field
wall, a two-run shot to give the Sox the lead. Yea, baby!
Royce Clayton doubled home two runs in the eighth while Mark
Johnson homered home Clayton. Clayton and Johnson each batted in one
additional run in the ninth, too. Nine Sox runs scored in the the last
four innings. When was the last time that happened? Sox Fans, has
it happened all season?
Will miracles ever cease? Even Bob Howry looked sharp in
two innings of relief. No runs, no hits, and hey!--only two walks,
too. Who wudda thunk it?
Matt Ginter closed it out with a 1-2-3 ninth and the young Sox are
sniffing that second-place cash bonus again. Keep winning boys, and it's
Go Go White Sox---Chicago's Proud of You!
1967 -- The
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-- As Close as They've Come
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3, a double, a walk, and four rbi's. Okay, one was an infield
single, and another resulted in a double-play, but he figured
prominently in nearly every inning the Sox scored.
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