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Wheels come off late
Cubs 6, White Sox 3
Paul Konerko greets Jermaine Dye at home after Dye's solo homer in the third. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
 Dye's homer
Backed by Jermaine Dye's solo homer and Darin Erstad's clutch RBI double, Mark Buehrle was in command. But after Buehrle left in the seventh with two runners on, Mike MacDougal and batterymate Toby Hall couldn't get into a groove and allowed the Cubs to storm back and claim the opener.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 18, 2007
ATL
BOS
PPD
CWS
Chi White Sox (20-18)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 6, Chi White Sox 3   CHC
Chi Cubs (19-21)
Won 1
May 18, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0   3 6 4
Chi Cubs
0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 X   6 11 0
Standings thru 5/18/07  |  Gameday  |  White Sox Stats  |  Cubs Stats
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Erstad, CF4011000.261
Ozuna, 3B4000001.227
Dye, RF4111020.217
Konerko, 1B4110010.190
Iguchi, 2B3010110.234
Uribe, SS3001011.229
Hall, C3120001.667
  a-Mackowiak, PH1000010.192
Terrero, LF2000112.125
  b-Sweeney, PH1000010.205
Buehrle, P3000023.000
  MacDougal, P0000000.000
  Logan, P0000000.000
Totals323632108 

a-Struck out for Hall in the 9th. b-Struck out for Terrero in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hall (1, Lilly), Erstad (7, Lilly).
HR: Dye (8, 3rd inning off Lilly, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Erstad 2; Dye 4; Konerko; Iguchi; Hall 3.
RBI: Uribe (18), Dye (22), Erstad (16).
2-out RBI: Dye; Erstad.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buehrle; Ozuna.
SF: Uribe.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Hall 2 (2, missed catch, pickoff), Ozuna 2 (3, throw, missed catch).
PB: Hall (1).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Theriot, 2B5111001.296
Pagan, CF5132011.455
Soriano, LF4010002.290
Ramirez, 3B4030000.277
Barrett, C4111025.256
DeRosa, 1B3110103.236
Murton, RF4110012.274
  Jones, RF0000000.264
Izturis, SS4000023.260
Lilly, P2000010.100
  a-Blanco, PH0100100.214
  Howry, P0000000.000
  b-Floyd, PH1001001.293
  Dempster, P0000000.000
Totals3661152718 

a-Walked for Lilly in the 7th. b-Reached on a fielder's choice for Howry in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ramirez (6, Buehrle).
3B: Pagan (1, MacDougal).
HR: Barrett (6, 2nd inning off Buehrle, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Theriot; Pagan 5; Soriano; Ramirez 4; Barrett 4; DeRosa; Murton.
RBI: Barrett (22), Pagan 2 (5), Floyd (16), Theriot (14).
2-out RBI: Pagan 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murton; DeRosa 2; Barrett.
Team LOB: 8.

 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buehrle 6.26332413.67
MacDougal (BS, 2)(L, 1-1)0.25310205.40
Logan 0.20000104.09
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lilly (W, 4-2)7.06332612.69
Howry (H, 6)1.00000204.35
Dempster (S, 9)1.00000204.43

WP: Lilly.
Pitches-strikes: Buehrle 110-73, MacDougal 28-17, Logan 13-10, Lilly 106-68, Howry 12-8, Dempster 17-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Buehrle 6-10, MacDougal 0-0, Logan 1-0, Lilly 6-9, Howry 0-1, Dempster 0-1.
Batters faced: Buehrle 28, MacDougal 7, Logan 3, Lilly 29, Howry 3, Dempster 3.
Inherited runners-scored: MacDougal 2-2, Logan 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Ed Hickox. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: Joe West. 3B: Adam Dowdy.
Weather: 59 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:36.
Att: 40,874.

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