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Big Bats Bust K.C.

(September 29)  

Short take:  More than enough for Buehrle

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 Singleton.  

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 all yours!

Let's Go Go Go White Sox---Chicago's Proud of You!


1967 -- The Improbable Nightmare!

Hey Sox Fans, check out WSI's new retrospective on the season the Sox came closest to scratching our 42 year pennant itch.  Written by Dan Helpingstine, author of "Through Hope and Despair", here's the first chapter to his new book.

1967 -- As Close as They've Come  

Another WSI Exclusive! 

Sox Clubhouse "Pick to Click" Winner

Royce Clayton

3 for 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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