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Royals' bullpen dominates
Royals 9, White Sox 5
Brian Bannister allowed five runs in two-thirds of an inning on Tuesday. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
 Pena's solo shot
After falling behind, 5-1, in the first inning, the Royals could have given up. Instead the team fought back, scoring on a Tony Pena solo shot in the fifth and stringing together six hits as part of a four-run seventh inning to complete the comeback. The bullpen threw 8 1/3 innings of shutout baseball in the win.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (68-89)
Won 1
Kansas City 9, Chi White Sox 5   CWS
Chi White Sox (68-89)
Lost 2
September 25, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
1 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 1   9 12 1
Chi White Sox
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   5 8 1
Standings thru 9/25/07  |  Recap: KC|CWS  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  White Sox Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, CF5221012.309
Grudzielanek, 2B5110001.299
Teahen, RF5121000.286
Sweeney, DH4010112.263
Gload, 1B2002001.285
Gordon, 3B5000025.249
Brown, LF4220010.259
LaRue, C2000000.148
  a-Costa, PH1000011.228
  Buck, C1000011.228
Pena, SS4343000.264
Totals3891271713 

a-Struck out for LaRue in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Gathright (8, Contreras), Pena 2 (25, Contreras, MacDougal).
HR: Pena (2, 5th inning off Contreras, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Gathright 3; Grudzielanek; Teahen 2; Sweeney; Brown 2; Pena 9.
RBI: Pena 3 (46), Gathright (17), Teahen (59), Gload 2 (51).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gordon 2.
SF: Gload 2.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Teahen 2 (13, 2nd base off Logan/Pierzynski, 3rd base off Logan/Pierzynski), Brown (12, 2nd base off MacDougal/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
E: LaRue (5, throw).
Outfield assists: Teahen (Pierzynski at 2nd base).
DP: (Grudzielanek-Pena-Gload).

 
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Owens, CF5010021.265
Fields, 3B1100300.249
Thome, DH3100023.273
Konerko, 1B4122010.259
Dye, RF4010002.250
Pierzynski, C4121011.263
Podsednik, LF4111012.244
Uribe, SS4011000.230
Richar, 2B3000100.228
Totals32585479 

BATTING
2B: Konerko (34, Bannister), Pierzynski (24, Bannister).
3B: Podsednik (3, Bannister).
TB: Owens; Konerko 3; Dye; Pierzynski 3; Podsednik 3; Uribe.
RBI: Konerko 2 (84), Pierzynski (48), Podsednik (11), Uribe (66).
2-out RBI: Pierzynski; Podsednik; Uribe.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thome; Podsednik.
GIDP: Owens.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Owens (30, 2nd base off Braun/LaRue).
CS: Uribe (8, 2nd base by Braun/LaRue).

FIELDING
E: Contreras (6, throw).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bannister 0.24551103.87
Braun 3.12002206.64
Duckworth (W, 3-5)2.00000104.85
Gobble (H, 16)1.00000202.91
Peralta (H, 7)0.11000003.83
Bale (H, 4)0.21000104.38
Soria 1.00001002.55
 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Contreras 6.16541315.52
Wassermann (L, 0-1)0.01110002.86
Myers (BS, 3)0.22000104.14
MacDougal 1.02220106.43
Logan 1.01110204.93

Wassermann pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Bannister, Contreras, MacDougal.
HBP: Thome (by Bannister), Gload (by Contreras).
Pitches-strikes: Bannister 44-26, Braun 60-37, Duckworth 23-16, Gobble 15-9, Peralta 6-4, Bale 12-6, Soria 12-7, Contreras 86-55, Wassermann 2-1, Myers 14-10, MacDougal 24-15, Logan 14-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bannister 0-1, Braun 4-3, Duckworth 3-2, Gobble 0-1, Peralta 0-1, Bale 0-0, Soria 2-1, Contreras 11-5, Wassermann 0-0, Myers 0-1, MacDougal 2-0, Logan 0-1.
Batters faced: Bannister 8, Braun 13, Duckworth 6, Gobble 3, Peralta 2, Bale 2, Soria 3, Contreras 28, Wassermann 1, Myers 4, MacDougal 5, Logan 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Braun 1-0, Bale 1-0, Wassermann 1-0, Myers 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 73 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
T: 3:20.
Att: 31,607.

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