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Bannister wins No. 10
Royals 7, White Sox 6
Brian Bannister is congratulated after his 6 2/3-inning performance. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
 Butler's two-run homer
 Grudzielanek's RBI single
Rookie right-hander Brian Bannister posted his 10th win, shutting down the White Sox after hitting a bump in the first inning. The Royals offense broke through against Jose Contreras in the first and second innings, scoring two runs in each frame. Billy Butler chipped in with a homer and three RBIs.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (56-70)
Won 1
Kansas City 7, Chi White Sox 6   CWS
Chi White Sox (56-70)
Lost 1
August 22, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0   7 10 0
Chi White Sox
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3   6 9 1
Standings thru 8/22/07  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  White Sox Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, LF5110012.358
Grudzielanek, 2B4111001.303
DeJesus, CF5231000.274
Butler, DH4113002.298
Gload, 1B4011010.301
Brown, RF4110021.235
Gordon, 3B4020000.246
Smith, SS4000013.202
  Pena, SS0000000.264
LaRue, C2100102.145
Totals3671061511 

BATTING
2B: Gordon (27, Contreras).
HR: Butler (5, 7th inning off Myers, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Gathright; Grudzielanek; DeJesus 3; Butler 4; Gload; Brown; Gordon 3.
RBI: Butler 3 (40), Gload (41), Grudzielanek (41), DeJesus (50).
2-out RBI: Gload; Grudzielanek; DeJesus; Butler 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Butler 2; Grudzielanek; LaRue; Gathright.
SF: Butler.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gordon (13, 2nd base off Floyd/Hall), Gathright 2 (9, 2nd base off Contreras/Hall, 3rd base off Contreras/Hall), DeJesus (7, 2nd base off Contreras/Hall).

 
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Owens, CF3100210.246
Fields, 3B4113122.245
Thome, DH5120021.265
  1-Podsednik, PR-DH0000000.257
Konerko, 1B4211111.270
Erstad, LF4021000.272
Dye, RF4011011.245
Uribe, SS4120003.225
Richar, 2B4000003.186
Hall, C4000012.224
Totals366964813 


1-Ran for Thome in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Thome (16, Bannister), Uribe (11, Soria).
HR: Konerko (25, 8th inning off Gobble, 0 on, 1 out), Fields (15, 9th inning off Soria, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Fields 4; Thome 3; Konerko 4; Erstad 2; Dye; Uribe 3.
RBI: Erstad (27), Dye (63), Konerko (69), Fields 3 (46).
2-out RBI: Erstad; Dye; Fields 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Uribe; Fields.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Hall (3, throw).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bannister (W, 10-7)6.25222303.28
Gobble 1.01111213.32
Soria 1.13331312.48
 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Contreras (L, 6-16)6.06441306.18
Myers 1.02220113.02
Floyd 2.02100107.06

HBP: Grudzielanek (by Contreras), LaRue (by Contreras).
Pitches-strikes: Bannister 101-63, Gobble 23-13, Soria 36-21, Contreras 104-68, Myers 18-12, Floyd 35-24.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bannister 5-12, Gobble 1-0, Soria 1-0, Contreras 6-9, Myers 2-0, Floyd 2-3.
Batters faced: Bannister 27, Gobble 5, Soria 8, Contreras 27, Myers 5, Floyd 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Gobble 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Adam Dowdy. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 86 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, R to L.
T: 3:11.
Att: 31,739.

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