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Not So Sweet, huh Caroline?

August 31 vs. Boston Red Sox

"These ain't your daddy's White Sox... We're going to keep going after a championship as aggressively as we can."

KW's Hole Cards:
Ace/King: Thome and Floyd get it done.


Short Take: Gavin Floyd kept us on the edge of our seats, and what's up with all these stolen bases? But he dodged enough bullets to pitch deep. Final: Sox 4, Red Sox 2.

The game got off to an inauspicious start, with Bahston pitcher Tim Wakefield inducing flyouts from Orlando Cabrera and Nick Swisher. Ah, but then a double by Carlos Quentin (of course) set the table for Big Jim Thome, who promptly homered. His blast--#536--moved him into some pretty good company, tying Mickey Mantle for 14th place on the all-time list. But more important if youíre a Sox fan, we led 2-0.

The score stayed 2-0 until the bottom of the fourth, but that doesnít mean Sox fans could just relax and put away the Tums. Gavin stranded two Boston runners in the first and two more in the second before finally getting them 1-2-3 in the third. After three, still 2-0 Good Guys.

The Red Sox pushed across a run in the bottom of four, but we got it back in the sixth when, with two out, Jim Thome hit a ground-rule double and came home on a double by Paul Konerko. (Seriously!) Gavin pitched into the seventh, then with one on and two out, Matt Thornton came in to face David Ortiz. From the cheers of the crowd, you would have thought it was the Mighty Casey at the bat. Anyway, the result was the same; Ortiz struck out to end the threat.

Octavio Dotel came on to pitch the Boston eight and things got scary once more, when he walked the first batter and damn near walked the second. But he cinched it up and hunkered down and got out of the inning with no damage. The Sox pushed across an insurance run in the ninth when, with two out, Alexei Ramirez laid down a sweet bunt and came home on a Joe Crede double. Things got scary once again in the bottom of the ninth. The Red Sox scored and with runners on second and third and two out, potential MVP--if youíre a Red Sox fan--Dustin Pedroia came to the plate. Sorry, Dustin; MVPs donít fly out in these situations. Game ovah! Sox win 4-2 and remain for now a half-game ahead of the Twins. Címon, Oakland!

Now the Sox head to Cleveland--always a barrel of fun!--to face off against the Indians. Game time: 6:05 pm Central. Richard vs. Lee.

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Looks like this may come down to some Showdown.


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