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White Sox 3, Royals 0
Brandon Duckworth gave up three runs on five hits across six-plus innings. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Kansas City's offense couldn't come up with an answer to Chicago's pitching on Sunday, as the Royals were held scoreless in the three-game series finale and dropped their final home game of the season at Kauffman Stadium.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox (86-69)
Won 1
Chi White Sox 3, Kansas City 0   KC
Kansas City (70-86)
Lost 1
September 21, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   3 6 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 2
Standings thru 9/21/08  |  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 0 0 0 0 1 .281
Wise, CF-LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .288
Dye, RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .290
Thome, DH 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 .245
Konerko, 1B 4 1 1 2 0 1 2 .243
  Anderson, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237
Ramirez, Al, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .294
Swisher, LF-1B 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 .221
Uribe, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247
Hall, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .260
Totals 31 3 6 3 1 4 7  

BATTING
2B: Dye (41, Peralta, J).
HR: Konerko (18, 7th inning off Duckworth, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Konerko 4; Dye 3; Swisher; Wise; Hall.
RBI: Thome (88), Konerko 2 (55).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Konerko; Dye; Ramirez, Al.
SF: Thome.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Wise (7, 2nd base off Duckworth/Buck).
CS: Swisher (3, 2nd base by Duckworth/Buck).

 
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
DeJesus, LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .302
Aviles, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .318
Guillen, J, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .267
Shealy, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .302
Teahen, RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .256
Gordon, A, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .257
Buck, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222
German, E, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .251
Maier, CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .289
  a-Callaspo, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .313
  1-Gathright, PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251
Totals 31 0 4 0 1 5 14  

a-Singled for Maier in the 8th.
1-Ran for Callaspo in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Gordon, A (33, Danks, Jh).
TB: DeJesus; Callaspo; Gordon, A 2; Shealy.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teahen; Maier; Shealy; German, E; Guillen, J.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Aviles (8, 2nd base off Danks, Jh/Hall).

FIELDING
E: Aviles (10, throw), Buck (7, throw).

 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Danks, Jh (W, 11-8) 7.0 4 0 0 1 3 0 3.20
Thornton (H, 19) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.67
Jenks (S, 29) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.51
 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Duckworth (L, 3-2) 6.0 5 3 3 1 3 1 5.06
Oviedo 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.22
Peralta, J 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.98

Danks, Jh pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
Duckworth pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

Game Scores: Danks, Jh , Duckworth .
WP: Danks, Jh, Jenks.
HBP: Buck (by Danks, Jh).
Pitches-strikes: Danks, Jh 94-65, Thornton 4-3, Jenks 16-12, Duckworth 90-56, Oviedo 31-23, Peralta, J 14-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Danks, Jh 11-2, Thornton 1-1, Jenks 2-0, Duckworth 5-4, Oviedo 1-2, Peralta, J 1-1.
Batters faced: Danks, Jh 27, Thornton 2, Jenks 4, Duckworth 23, Oviedo 6, Peralta, J 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Thornton 1-0, Jenks 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Wally Bell. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Kerwin Danley.
Weather: 76 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, R to L.
T: 2:28.
Att: 16,920.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
September 21, 2008
September 21, 2008

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