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Sox can't extend lead
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Royals 5, White Sox 2
Gavin Floyd lost his eighth game of the year on Saturday.  (AP)
Gavin Floyd gave up five runs in 6 1/3 against the Royals and the White Sox offense was shutdown by Kansas City starter Kyle Davies. Alexei Ramirez's two-run homer gave hopes of a late rally, but it wasn't enough. Despite the loss, the White Sox magic number moved to six, after the Twins lost to the Rays on Saturday.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox (85-69)
Lost 1
Kansas City 5, Chi White Sox 2   KC
Kansas City (70-85)
Won 1
September 20, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   2 4 0
Kansas City
0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 X   5 11 0
Standings thru 9/20/08  |  Recap: CWS | KC  |  Gameday  |  White Sox stats  |  Royals stats
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, O, SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .283
Pierzynski, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .282
Dye, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .288
Thome, DH 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 .246
Ramirez, Al, 2B 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 .297
Griffey Jr., CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
Swisher, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220
Uribe, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
Wise, LF 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .290
Totals 29 2 4 2 2 5 7  

BATTING
HR: Ramirez, Al (20, 8th inning off Davies, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Ramirez, Al 4; Pierzynski; Thome; Cabrera, O.
RBI: Ramirez, Al 2 (72).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thome.
GIDP: Pierzynski, Ramirez, Al.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
DP: (Cabrera, O-Ramirez, Al-Swisher).

 
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
DeJesus, CF-RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .302
Aviles, SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 .321
Guillen, J, RF 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .268
  2-Maier, PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297
Shealy, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .306
Teahen, LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .258
Olivo, C 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .252
Gordon, A, 3B 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 .258
Ka'aihue, DH 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 .333
Callaspo, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .310
  1-Smith, J, PR-2B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Totals 34 5 11 5 0 5 10  

1-Ran for Callaspo in the 7th. 2-Ran for Guillen, J in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Guillen, J (41, Floyd), Olivo (21, Floyd), Callaspo (8, Floyd), Aviles (25, MacDougal).
HR: Gordon, A (15, 2nd inning off Floyd, 1 on, 1 out), DeJesus (12, 3rd inning off Floyd, 0 on, 0 out), Ka'aihue (1, 7th inning off Floyd, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Teahen; DeJesus 5; Aviles 2; Callaspo 2; Gordon, A 4; Ka'aihue 4; Olivo 2; Guillen, J 4.
RBI: Gordon, A 2 (55), DeJesus (72), Ka'aihue (1), Aviles (46).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Shealy; Callaspo.
GIDP: Shealy.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Callaspo-Aviles-Shealy 2).

 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Floyd (L, 16-8) 6.1 8 5 5 0 4 3 3.84
Logan 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.57
MacDougal 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.76
Richard 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.12
 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Davies (W, 8-7) 7.0 3 2 2 1 3 1 4.21
Bale (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.74
Soria (S, 41) 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1.63

Logan pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Davies pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

Pitches-strikes: Floyd 93-61, Logan 8-5, MacDougal 13-8, Richard 16-10, Davies 101-65, Bale 11-5, Soria 18-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Floyd 10-4, Logan 0-0, MacDougal 1-0, Richard 2-0, Davies 8-6, Bale 1-1, Soria 0-1.
Batters faced: Floyd 27, Logan 1, MacDougal 3, Richard 3, Davies 23, Bale 3, Soria 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Logan 1-0, MacDougal 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Kerwin Danley. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Paul Schrieber. 3B: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 79 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:32.
Att: 23,754.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
September 20, 2008
September 20, 2008

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