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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 21, 2007
Thome zeroes in
Leo languishes loss
Leo Nunez lost his battles with Jim Thome and eventually the game to the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Emil Brown drove in both of Kansas City's runs with a sac fly and a single, scoring Billy Butler each time. KC now sits one game behind Chicago for fourth place.
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White Sox 5, Royals 2
Jim Thome follows his two-run, third-inning homer, No. 493 of his career. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Series at a glance:
Slugger hits No. 493
Jim Thome continued his march to 500 with his 493rd career homer, a two-run shot in the third to help give Javier Vazquez and the White Sox a second straight victory over the Royals. Vazquez upped his record to 11-6. Danny Richar and Paul Konerko also homered.
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 Thome's homer
 Richar's homer
 Konerko's homer
KC
Kansas City (55-70)
Lost 3
Chi White Sox 5, Kansas City 2   CWS
Chi White Sox (56-69)
Won 2
August 21, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0   2 7 0
Chi White Sox
1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 X   5 8 1
Standings thru 8/21/07  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  White Sox Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, LF4000021.364
Grudzielanek, 2B4010001.304
DeJesus, CF4010013.270
Butler, DH3200101.299
Gload, 1B4020001.302
Brown, RF3022000.235
Gordon, 3B3000124.243
Buck, C2000002.231
  a-German, PH1000010.271
Pena, SS3010002.264
  b-Smith, PH1000000.211
Totals322722615 

a-Struck out for Buck in the 9th. b-Flied out for Pena in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Grudzielanek; DeJesus; Gload 2; Brown 2; Pena.
RBI: Brown 2 (50).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeJesus; Pena.
SF: Brown.
GIDP: Buck; Gordon.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Grudzielanek-Pena-Gload).

 
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Owens, CF3100100.249
Fields, 3B4110011.245
Thome, DH4123010.263
Konerko, 1B3121110.270
Pierzynski, C4000023.269
Dye, RF4010011.245
Podsednik, LF2010000.257
  Erstad, LF1000001.268
Uribe, SS3000012.222
Richar, 2B3111001.200
Totals31585279 

BATTING
2B: Thome (15, Nunez), Podsednik (9, Nunez), Fields (11, Nunez).
HR: Thome (21, 3rd inning off Nunez, 1 on, 1 out), Richar (3, 4th inning off Nunez, 0 on, 2 out), Konerko (24, 8th inning off Gobble, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Fields 2; Thome 6; Konerko 5; Dye; Podsednik 2; Richar 4.
RBI: Thome 3 (66), Richar (9), Konerko (68).
2-out RBI: Richar.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Richar.
GIDP: Pierzynski.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Uribe (15, throw).
DP: 2 (Uribe-Richar-Konerko, Richar-Uribe-Konerko).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Nunez (L, 2-1)4.06442423.00
Bale 3.01000204.66
Gobble 1.01110113.18
 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vazquez (W, 11-6)6.05212303.66
Logan (H, 9)1.00000104.28
Wassermann (H, 3)0.10000003.21
Myers 0.01000002.66
Bukvich 0.01000002.70
Thornton (H, 16)0.20000005.18
Jenks (S, 35)1.00000202.82

Vazquez pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Myers pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Bukvich pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

HBP: Gathright (by Vazquez), Buck (by Vazquez).
Pitches-strikes: Nunez 89-52, Bale 48-30, Gobble 13-7, Vazquez 102-68, Logan 9-7, Wassermann 6-4, Myers 1-1, Bukvich 1-1, Thornton 1-1, Jenks 14-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Nunez 5-3, Bale 2-5, Gobble 0-2, Vazquez 12-3, Logan 1-1, Wassermann 0-1, Myers 0-0, Bukvich 0-0, Thornton 2-0, Jenks 0-1.
Batters faced: Nunez 19, Bale 10, Gobble 4, Vazquez 27, Logan 3, Wassermann 1, Myers 1, Bukvich 1, Thornton 1, Jenks 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Logan 1-0, Bukvich 1-0, Thornton 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Adam Dowdy. 2B: Alfonso Marquez. 3B: Chuck Meriwether.
Weather: 80 degrees, clear.
Wind: 11 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:01.
Att: 35,309.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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