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White Sox attempt to keep offense rolling vs. Pirates

Jun 18, 2008 - 1:48 PM Pittsburgh (34-37) at Chi White Sox (39-31) 8:11 pm EDT

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- With longtime middle-of-the-order fixture Paul Konerko placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, the Chicago White Sox honored their injured slugger with an offensive showcase later that evening.

The White Sox attempt to build off their series-opening rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates when the teams continue their interleague series on Wednesday.

Konerko, who suffered a strained left oblique muscle while hitting in the batting cage Sunday, went on the disabled list for the first time in his career on Tuesday. His absence didn't appear to affect the White Sox, who belted four homers and recorded a season-high 19 hits in their series-opening 16-5 rout of the Pirates.

Tom Gorzelanny (5-5, 5.65 ERA), who ended a three-game winless drought with a win in his last start, will be tasked with the responsibility of holding Chicago's offense down on Wednesday. In defeating Washington on Thursday, the lefthander allowed three runs and six hits over 5 2/3 innings, striking out a season-high six.

However, Gorzelanny will hope to halt his struggles on the road, where he is 1-4 with a 9.23 ERA in six starts this season, as opposed to his 4-1 record and 4.89 ERA at home.

Mark Buehrle (3-6, 4.47) will be seeking a repeat of his last two outings, both eight-inning outings with similar lines. After yielding one run and seven hits in a win against Minnesota on June 7, he repeated the feat in a no-decision on Thursday, a 2-1 loss at Detroit.

Working in his favor is his track record against the Pirates, against Buehrle is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA in two career starts against them.








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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 5 1
    CHI WHITE SOX 0 2 0 0 1 1 3 1 x 8 10 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PIT - TOM GORZELANNY, TYLER YATES (7TH) AND RAUL CHAVEZ
    CHA - MARK BUEHRLE, BOBBY JENKS (9TH) AND TOBY HALL

    HOME RUNS: PIT - JOSE BAUTISTA (7) OFF MARK BUEHRLE IN

    Jun 18 10:28 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY LUIS RIVAS ALLOWED JUAN URIBE TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A RAMIREZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 2
    CHI WHITE SOX 8 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: C QUENTIN (.267, 1-FOR-3, HBP, HR, RBI)

    Pirates 2, White Sox 8  Bot 8, 0 OutsJun 18 10:18 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY LUIS RIVAS SCORED JOSE BAUTISTA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, L RIVAS ON FIRST, R CHAVEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 2
    CHI WHITE SOX 7 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: JA WILSON (.282, 0-FOR-3)

    Pirates 2, White Sox 7  Top 8, 0 OutsJun 18 10:07 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY NICK SWISHER SCORED CARLOS QUENTIN AND JIM THOME.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, N SWISHER ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1
    CHI WHITE SOX 7 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J CREDE (.285, 1-FOR-3)

    Pirates 1, White Sox 7  Bot 7, 0 OutsJun 18 9:58 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JIM THOME SCORED ORLANDO CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J THOME ON FIRST, C QUENTIN ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1
    CHI WHITE SOX 5 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J DYE (.287, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Pirates 1, White Sox 5  Bot 7, 0 OutsJun 18 9:54 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY BRIAN ANDERSON (3) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF TOM GORZELANNY.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1, CHI WHITE SOX 4
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: T HALL (.327, 1-FOR-2, HR, 2 RBI)

    Pirates 1, White Sox 4  Bot 6, 0 OutsJun 18 9:37 PM


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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOSE BAUTISTA (7) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF MARK BUEHRLE.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1, CHI WHITE SOX 3
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: C GOMEZ (.309, 0-FOR-1)

    Pirates 1, White Sox 3  Top 6, 0 OutsJun 18 9:24 PM
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    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CARLOS QUENTIN (17) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF TOM GORZELANNY.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0, CHI WHITE SOX 3
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J THOME (.220, 0-FOR-1, BB)

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    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY TOBY HALL (1) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    2ND OFF TOM GORZELANNY SCORED JOE CREDE.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0, CHI WHITE SOX 2
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: O CABRERA (.271, 1-FOR-1)

    Pirates 0, White Sox 2  Bot 2, 0 OutsJun 18 8:39 PM
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