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Konerko backs Buehrle
White Sox 4, Mariners 2
Mark Buehrle held the Mariners scoreless until the fifth. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
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Paul Konerko smashed a two-run homer in the opening inning and Mark Buehrle did the rest, shutting down the Mariners over seven innings. Tadahito Iguchi came through with an RBI single in the eighth after the Mariners had clawed back and made it a one-run game. It was the 12th sellout of the season at U.S. Cellular Field.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 06, 2005
SEA
Seattle (47-62)
Lost 1
Chi White Sox 4, Seattle 2   CWS
Chi White Sox (71-38)
Won 1
August 6, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0   2 9 1
Chi White Sox
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X   4 4 0
Standings through 8/6/05  |  Gameday  |  Mariners Stats  |  White Sox Stats
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, RF5120003.302
Bloomquist, CF4030010.280
Ibanez, DH4001014.296
Sexson, 1B4110023.269
Beltre, 3B4011013.257
Morse, SS4000001.307
Betancourt, 2B3000000.250
a-Reed, PH1000000.255
Snelling, LF4010000.235
Torrealba, C3010000.222
b-Hansen, PH0000100.171
Totals362921514 

a-Grounded out for Betancourt in the 9th. b-Walked for Torrealba in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Bloomquist (11, Buehrle), Sexson (25, Politte), Beltre (21, Politte).
TB: Suzuki 2; Bloomquist 4; Sexson 2; Beltre 2; Snelling; Torrealba.
RBI: Ibanez (64), Beltre (60).
2-out RBI: Beltre.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltre 3; Ibanez; Suzuki 2; Morse.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bloomquist (10, 2nd base off Buehrle/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
E: Beltre (9, fielding).
Outfield assists: Snelling (Konerko at 2nd base).
DP: (Snelling-Betancourt).
Pickoffs: Moyer (Uribe at 1st base).

 
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Podsednik, LF3200100.285
Iguchi, 2B4011001.290
Rowand, CF4111031.287
Konerko, 1B2112100.265
Pierzynski, C3010010.274
Crede, DH3000002.248
Perez, RF3000001.223
Blum, 3B3000010.235
Uribe, SS2000110.244
Totals27444365 

BATTING
HR: Konerko (26, 1st inning off Moyer, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Iguchi; Rowand; Konerko 4; Pierzynski.
RBI: Rowand (47), Konerko 2 (71), Iguchi (44).
2-out RBI: Iguchi.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rowand.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
SB: Podsednik 2 (54, 2nd base off Moyer/Torrealba, 3rd base off Moyer/Torrealba), Iguchi (14, 2nd base off Nelson/Torrealba).
CS: Uribe (6, 2nd base by Moyer/Torrealba).
PO: Uribe (1st base by Moyer).

 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Moyer (L, 9-4)7.24433514.29
Nelson 0.10000102.87
 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buehrle (W, 13-4)7.07110302.79
Politte (H, 14)1.02110201.89
Hermanson (S, 27)1.00001001.67

WP: Hermanson.
Pitches-strikes: Moyer 108-62, Nelson 5-3, Buehrle 105-69, Politte 19-11, Hermanson 17-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Moyer 8-9, Nelson 0-0, Buehrle 11-7, Politte 1-0, Hermanson 2-1.
Batters faced: Moyer 29, Nelson 1, Buehrle 28, Politte 5, Hermanson 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Nelson 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: Phil Cuzzi. 3B: Ed Hickox.
Weather: 79 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:19.
Att: 37,529.

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