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Walk-off shot makes history
White Sox 9, Angels 7
Mark Buehrle struggled, but his teammates bailed him out with late runs. (Jerry Lai/AP)
 Thome's walkoff shot
It looked like Jim Thome's 500-homer quest would have to hit the road, but the White Sox rallied to give him one more at-bat, and the slugger came through with a two-run walk-off shot in the ninth inning to beat the Halos.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (87-62)
Lost 1
Chi White Sox 9, LA Angels 7   CWS
Chi White Sox (64-85)
Won 1
September 16, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
1 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 0   7 15 1
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 2   9 10 1
Standings thru 9/16/07  |  Gameday  |  Angels Stats  |  White Sox Stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Willits, CF5110006.291
Cabrera, SS4020010.304
Guerrero, DH4211102.327
Quinlan, 1B4121011.248
  b-Kotchman, PH-1B1010000.290
Izturis, 3B5110003.281
Kendrick, 2B5131000.322
Rivera, LF4122010.176
  c-Aybar, PH-LF1000001.235
Napoli, C2021300.252
Evans, RF3000004.125
  a-Morales, PH1000013.314
  Haynes, RF1000001.206
Totals4071564421 

a-Struck out for Evans in the 7th. b-Doubled for Quinlan in the 8th. c-Grounded into a double play for Rivera in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Willits (19, Buehrle), Kotchman (36, MacDougal).
HR: Guerrero (25, 1st inning off Buehrle, 0 on, 2 out), Rivera (1, 4th inning off Buehrle, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Willits 2; Cabrera 2; Guerrero 4; Quinlan 2; Kotchman 2; Izturis; Kendrick 3; Rivera 5; Napoli 2.
RBI: Guerrero (120), Rivera 2 (3), Quinlan (21), Kendrick (33), Napoli (33).
2-out RBI: Guerrero.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Willits 3; Izturis.
S: Cabrera.
GIDP: Guerrero; Aybar.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Willits (3, fielding).
Pickoffs: Saunders (Owens at 1st base).

 
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Owens, CF4111112.253
Fields, LF4123022.232
  Erstad, LF1110000.255
Thome, DH5112011.268
Konerko, 1B3010111.264
Dye, RF3000123.251
Uribe, SS3100112.230
Richar, 2B3322101.227
Gonzalez, 3B4110011.192
Hall, C2011100.210
  a-Pierzynski, PH-C1000000.262
Totals3391096913 

a-Popped out for Hall in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Fields (14, Saunders), Konerko (31, Speier).
HR: Fields (19, 7th inning off Bootcheck, 2 on, 1 out), Richar (5, 8th inning off Shields, 1 on, 0 out), Thome (28, 9th inning off Moseley, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Owens; Fields 6; Erstad; Thome 4; Konerko 2; Richar 5; Gonzalez; Hall.
RBI: Owens (14), Hall (2), Fields 3 (59), Richar 2 (12), Thome 2 (85).
2-out RBI: Owens.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dye 2; Fields 2.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Owens (27, 2nd base off Bootcheck/Napoli).
CS: Owens (7, 2nd base by Saunders/Napoli).
PO: Owens (1st base by Saunders).

FIELDING
E: Gonzalez (8, fielding).
DP: 2 (Uribe-Richar-Konerko, Richar-Uribe-Konerko).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Saunders 6.02115703.82
Bootcheck 0.14440014.70
Speier (H, 21)0.21000103.07
Shields (BS, 6)1.01221113.93
Moseley (L, 4-3)0.02220014.60
 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buehrle 6.111762323.55
Bukvich 0.01001005.05
Thornton 0.20000105.05
MacDougal (W, 2-5)2.03001006.35

Moseley pitched to 2 batters in the 9th.
Bukvich pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

IBB: Guerrero (by Buehrle).
Pitches-strikes: Saunders 106-59, Bootcheck 18-14, Speier 11-8, Shields 25-13, Moseley 9-5, Buehrle 106-71, Bukvich 9-5, Thornton 11-8, MacDougal 25-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Saunders 5-5, Bootcheck 1-0, Speier 0-1, Shields 1-1, Moseley 0-0, Buehrle 8-8, Bukvich 0-0, Thornton 0-1, MacDougal 4-2.
Batters faced: Saunders 24, Bootcheck 5, Speier 3, Shields 5, Moseley 2, Buehrle 32, Bukvich 3, Thornton 2, MacDougal 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Bukvich 3-3, Thornton 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 68 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 3:06.
Att: 29,010.

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