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Sox magic number: 13
White Sox 6, Royals 4
Jose Contreras improved to a sizzling 8-2 since the All-Star break. (Ed Zurga/AP)
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The White Sox came to Kansas City on a four-game losing skid, while Tuesday starter Jose Contreras came in riding a four-game win streak. Fortunately for Chicago, Contreras extended his good fortune with 5 2/3 solid innings to knock the White Sox magic number down to 13 in the AL Central race.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 13, 2005
CWS
Chi White Sox (88-55)
Won 1
Chi White Sox 6, Kansas City 4   KC
Kansas City (46-96)
Lost 3
September 13, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 0   6 14 2
Kansas City
0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0   4 7 2
Standings through 9/13/05  |  Gameday  |  White Sox Stats  |  Royals Stats
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Podsednik, LF5031002.291
Iguchi, 2B5010012.277
Konerko, 1B5000012.277
Everett, DH5110001.252
Rowand, CF4141100.281
Dye, RF4111103.269
Pierzynski, C5111004.256
Uribe, SS4121011.264
Crede, 3B3110101.237
Totals4061453316 

BATTING
2B: Rowand 3 (29, Wood, Snyder, K, Sisco), Dye (26, Wood), Uribe 2 (22, Wood, Snyder, K), Crede (19, Burgos).
3B: Podsednik (1, Wood).
TB: Podsednik 5; Iguchi; Everett; Rowand 7; Dye 2; Pierzynski; Uribe 4; Crede 2.
RBI: Dye (76), Pierzynski (54), Uribe (66), Rowand (63), Podsednik (24).
2-out RBI: Dye; Pierzynski; Uribe; Rowand.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Everett; Podsednik; Dye; Iguchi; Pierzynski 2.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rowand (15, 2nd base off Affeldt/Buck).

FIELDING
E: Crede (9, throw), Jenks (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Iguchi-Uribe-Konerko, Uribe-Konerko).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ambres, CF4110111.255
Long, LF4110022.276
Sweeney, DH4121000.296
Stairs, 1B2000201.272
Brown, RF4010014.284
Teahen, 3B4000024.236
Berroa, SS3111110.263
Buck, C4010013.229
Blanco, 2B2000000.200
a-Diaz, PH1000011.267
Totals324724916 

a-Struck out for Blanco in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Sweeney (34, Contreras).
TB: Ambres; Long; Sweeney 3; Brown; Berroa; Buck.
RBI: Sweeney (72), Berroa (47).
2-out RBI: Berroa.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buck; Teahen; Ambres.
S: Blanco.
GIDP: Brown.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Brown (11, fielding), Berroa (20, throw).
Outfield assists: Ambres (Podsednik at 2nd base).

 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Contreras (W, 12-7)5.25433603.91
Politte (H, 20)1.11000202.07
Jenks (S, 2)2.01001101.80
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wood (L, 4-7)4.05332303.81
Snyder, K 2.04210008.19
Sisco 1.01001002.56
Burgos 1.03110003.60
Affeldt 1.01000006.75

WP: Contreras 2, Wood.
Pitches-strikes: Contreras 90-56, Politte 15-11, Jenks 31-22, Wood 82-44, Snyder, K 40-22, Sisco 26-15, Burgos 22-12, Affeldt 19-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Contreras 4-7, Politte 2-0, Jenks 3-2, Wood 5-4, Snyder, K 4-2, Sisco 1-2, Burgos 0-2, Affeldt 2-1.
Batters faced: Contreras 24, Politte 5, Jenks 8, Wood 19, Snyder, K 10, Sisco 5, Burgos 5, Affeldt 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Politte 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Mike Winters. 1B: Adam Dowdy. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Bruce Froemming.
Weather: 79 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 4 mph, L to R.
T: 3:01 (2:22 delay).
Att: 9,535.

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