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Close, and a cigar!

August 9 at New York

How many Grinders did KW use today:
"Konerko and Iguchi provide the offense, and the pitchers do the rest."

Short Take:  Sox win a close one! Too close... 2-1 over the Yankees. Contreras says "See ya!" to his former team pitching a wonderful game in Yankee Stadium.

A lot has been made by the national and local media for this three game series against the Yankees and this weekends three game series against the Red Sox. Many say that this is the measuring sick for our Sox, who, in case you haven't noticed, are in first place in the AL Central Division. The team they are being "measured" against is the second place New York Yankees. 26 time World Champions yes, but as of now the Yankees are looking up in the AL East, and AL Wild Card race.

Last night "El Duque" pitched a good game against his former mates, but lost because of the Sox lack of offense. Tonight, the lack of hitting didn't bother ex-Yankee Jose Contreras. He toed the rubber for our Sox looking to right the ship and the Sox looked to bounce back from last night's loss. Contreras pitched what is probably his best game in a White Sox uniform, who got the better end of the deal now Yankees?

Contreras had his lack of focus going on in the first inning. Robinson Cano singled, and he drilled Alex Rodriguez. With two runners on and two outs, Contreras got Hideki Matsui to fly out to end the inning. Contreras would leave Rodriguez on third base with one out in the fourth inning, and in the sixth left Gary Sheffield on second base.

While Contreras was keeping Yankee hitters off balance all night, Yankee starter Shawn Chacon kept Sox hitters baffled too. The lone run the Sox got off Chacon would be a solo shot by Tadahito Iguchi in the fourth inning making it a 1-0 Sox lead.

A much needed insurance run would be added in the ninth. Paul Konerko connected for his 28th home run of the season, a solo shot off Alan Embree making it 2-0 Good Guys.

The Yankee half of the ninth would prove interesting. Cliff Politte (who came on to pitch the eighth) served up a solo shot to Alex Rodriguez making it 2-1 Sox. Ozzie then went to Damaso Marte. Matsui lined out to Jermaine Dye for the first out. Marte then walked Jason Giambi but struck out Jorge Posada for the second out. Tino Martinez then singled moving pinch runner Bubba Crosby, the tying run to third base. Ozzie saw enough of Marte and called on closer Dustin Hermanson. Hermanson came on and made one pitch to pinch hitter Bernie Williams who lined one down the first base line to defensive replacement Geoff Blum at first base for the final out of the game!

With the win, the Sox record improves to 73-39 and their record in road games goes to 37-17. Jose Contreras improves to 7-6 and Dustin Hermanson picks up his 29th save. Tomorrow, Freddy Garcia takes his 11-5 record against Aaron Small (3-0 3.15ERA) for the Yankees. Game time is 12:05pm and it will be televised on WGN.

Ozzieball Update:
 If pitching is your first line of defense, this was one hell of defense. Iguchi gives the Sox the lead, Konerko adds insurance.

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