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Leo languishes loss
White Sox 5, Royals 2
Leo Nunez allowed four runs on six hits over four innings Tuesday. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
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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Series at a glance:
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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