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Late blast wins it
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White Sox 4, Royals 2
Mark Buehrle got a no-decision in Tuesday's game vs. the Royals. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)
Mark Buehrle did a good job escaping damage in his five innings but left with the White Sox trailing. It was Jim Thome's three-run homer in the eighth inning that put the White Sox on top en route to the Opening Day victory.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (0-1)
Lost 1
Chi White Sox 4, Kansas City 2   CWS
Chi White Sox (1-0)
Won 1
April 7, 2009
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Kansas City
0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   2 7 0
Chi White Sox
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 X   4 11 0
Standings thru 4/7/09  |  Recap: KC | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  White Sox stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Crisp, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .200
DeJesus, LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .200
Teahen, 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .333
Guillen, J, RF 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 .250
Jacobs, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000
Butler, B, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000
Gordon, A, 3B 4 1 1 2 0 0 2 .250
Olivo, C 4 0 2 0 0 2 2 .500
Aviles, SS 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .000
Totals 35 2 7 2 3 8 25  

BATTING
2B: Olivo (1, Buehrle), Teahen (1, Buehrle).
HR: Gordon, A (1, 2nd inning off Buehrle, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Olivo 3; Teahen 2; DeJesus; Guillen, J; Crisp; Gordon, A 4.
RBI: Gordon, A 2 (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jacobs; Crisp; Butler, B; DeJesus 2; Olivo.
Team RISP: 1-for-12.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: DeJesus 2 (Dye at home, Pierzynski at 2nd base).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Wise, CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000
Getz, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .500
Quentin, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
Thome, DH 4 2 3 3 0 0 1 .750
Dye, RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .500
Konerko, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .333
Pierzynski, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .333
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
Fields, 3B 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 .667
Totals 32 4 11 4 0 7 12  

BATTING
2B: Getz (1, Meche).
HR: Thome (1, 8th inning off Farnsworth, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Fields 2; Konerko; Pierzynski; Thome 6; Dye 2; Getz 3.
RBI: Fields (1), Thome 3 (3).
2-out RBI: Fields; Thome 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thome.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Dye (1, 2nd base by Farnsworth/Olivo).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Meche 7.0 7 1 1 0 6 0 1.29
Farnsworth (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 1.0 4 3 3 0 1 1 27.00
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buehrle 5.0 6 2 2 3 3 1 3.60
Richard 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Dotel (W, 1-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Jenks (S, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

WP: Dotel.
HBP: Teahen (by Buehrle), Jacobs (by Buehrle).
Pitches-strikes: Meche 91-61, Farnsworth 24-17, Buehrle 97-58, Richard 21-13, Dotel 21-16, Jenks 11-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Meche 8-4, Farnsworth 0-1, Buehrle 8-2, Richard 4-1, Dotel 0-0, Jenks 0-2.
Batters faced: Meche 26, Farnsworth 6, Buehrle 26, Richard 6, Dotel 4, Jenks 4.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Bill Hohn. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 43 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 20 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:32.
Att: 37,449.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
April 7, 2009
April 7, 2009

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