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Rook record wins it
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White Sox 9, Royals 4
Mark Buehrle allowed three runs over six innings in Friday's series opener. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Alexei Ramirez tied a Majors record for grand slams by a rookie with his third in the fourth inning and Jim Thome hit home run No. 540 of his career in the fifth, as Mark Buehrle won his 14th contest and the Sox took a 2 1/2-game lead in the Central.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox (85-68)
Won 1
Chi White Sox 9, Kansas City 4   KC
Kansas City (69-85)
Lost 1
September 19, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 6 1 0 1 0 1   9 11 1
Kansas City
0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0   4 8 0
Standings thru 9/19/08  |  Recap: CWS | KC  |  Gameday  |  White Sox stats  |  Royals stats
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, O, SS 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 .283
Wise, CF-LF 5 2 2 2 0 0 1 .296
Dye, RF 5 1 1 0 0 2 0 .290
Thome, DH 5 2 2 1 0 1 0 .245
Konerko, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .243
  1-Anderson, PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237
Pierzynski, C 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .282
Ramirez, Al, 2B 3 1 1 4 1 0 0 .297
Swisher, LF-1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .222
Uribe, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .253
Totals 36 9 11 8 4 5 8  

1-Ran for Konerko in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Dye (40, Bannister, B), Uribe (22, Bannister, B).
HR: Ramirez, Al (19, 4th inning off Bannister, B, 3 on, 2 out), Thome (33, 5th inning off Bannister, B, 0 on, 1 out), Wise 2 (6, 7th inning off Tejeda, 0 on, 0 out; 9th inning off Lowery, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ramirez, Al 4; Thome 5; Uribe 2; Dye 2; Swisher 2; Wise 8; Cabrera, O 2.
RBI: Ramirez, Al 4 (70), Cabrera, O (55), Thome (87), Wise 2 (17).
2-out RBI: Ramirez, Al 4; Cabrera, O.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pierzynski.
GIDP: Cabrera, O.
Team RISP: 3-for-6.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Cabrera, O (14, throw).
Outfield assists: Wise (DeJesus at 2nd base).
DP: (Cabrera, O-Ramirez, Al-Konerko).
Pickoffs: Buehrle (Aviles at 1st base).

 
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
DeJesus, LF-CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .300
Aviles, SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .322
Guillen, J, RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .265
Shealy, 1B 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333
Teahen, 3B 3 1 2 3 1 0 0 .258
Butler, B, DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .266
Callaspo, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .309
Buck, C 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .223
  b-Ka'aihue, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333
Maier, CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297
  a-German, E, PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .255
Totals 33 4 8 4 1 3 9  

a-Grounded out for Maier in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Buck in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Callaspo (7, Thornton).
HR: Teahen (15, 4th inning off Buehrle, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Teahen 5; DeJesus; Aviles 2; Callaspo 2; Guillen, J 2.
RBI: Teahen 3 (58), DeJesus (71).
2-out RBI: DeJesus.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Butler, B.
GIDP: Guillen, J.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Aviles (3, 2nd base by Buehrle/Pierzynski).
PO: Aviles (1st base by Buehrle).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Guillen, J (Ramirez, Al at home).
DP: (Teahen-Callaspo-Shealy).

 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buehrle (W, 14-11) 6.0 6 3 3 1 2 1 3.87
Thornton 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.70
Dotel 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.94
Linebrink 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.07
 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bannister, B (L, 8-16) 5.0 8 7 7 2 1 2 5.96
Tejeda 1.2 2 1 1 2 1 1 3.97
Yabuta 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.91
Lowery 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 7.36

WP: Bannister, B, Tejeda.
HBP: Shealy (by Buehrle).
Pitches-strikes: Buehrle 93-59, Thornton 12-9, Dotel 13-8, Linebrink 14-11, Bannister, B 93-61, Tejeda 37-19, Yabuta 12-8, Lowery 17-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Buehrle 8-3, Thornton 1-1, Dotel 1-0, Linebrink 3-1, Bannister, B 6-5, Tejeda 2-0, Yabuta 1-0, Lowery 2-0.
Batters faced: Buehrle 24, Thornton 4, Dotel 3, Linebrink 4, Bannister, B 24, Tejeda 8, Yabuta 4, Lowery 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Yabuta 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: Kerwin Danley. 2B: Wally Bell. 3B: Paul Schrieber.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, R to L.
T: 2:40.
Att: 26,049.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
September 19, 2008
September 19, 2008

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