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White Sox 2, Pirates 0
Zach Duke struck out seven on Friday in the Interleague opener. (David Banks/AP)
Zach Duke delivered his second complete game of the season but took the loss, as a stagnant Pirates offense lent no support to the southpaw's eight outstanding innings. Duke allowed two runs on six hits and struck out seven. Pittsburgh was held to two hits, the first of which came in the fifth.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (19-23)
Lost 2
Chi White Sox 2, Pittsburgh 0   CWS
Chi White Sox (18-23)
Won 1
May 22, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 2 0
Chi White Sox
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 X   2 6 0
Standings thru 5/22/09  |  Recap: PIT | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  White Sox stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Morgan, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .286
Sanchez, F, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .295
McLouth, CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .277
LaRoche, Ad, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .227
Hinske, DH 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .238
Moss, RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .269
Vazquez, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .190
Jaramillo, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .259
Wilson, Ja, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .258
Totals 29 0 2 0 2 9 4  

BATTING
TB: Moss; Jaramillo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRoche, Ad.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: McLouth (6, 2nd base off Floyd/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Sanchez, F-Wilson, Ja-LaRoche, Ad, Vazquez-Sanchez, F-LaRoche, Ad, Duke-Sanchez, F-LaRoche, Ad).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, LF 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .281
Nix, J, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .194
Dye, RF 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .266
Konerko, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .313
Pierzynski, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .269
Quentin, DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .228
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 .223
Anderson, CF 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 .273
Fields, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .212
Totals 25 2 6 2 2 7 8  

BATTING
HR: Ramirez, Al (2, 8th inning off Duke, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Podsednik 2; Konerko; Pierzynski; Ramirez, Al 5.
RBI: Podsednik (3), Ramirez, Al (15).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nix, J.
SAC: Fields.
GIDP: Dye; Pierzynski; Quentin.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ramirez, Al (7, 2nd base off Duke/Jaramillo).
CS: Podsednik (3, 2nd base by Duke/Jaramillo).

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Duke (L, 5-4) 8.0 6 2 2 2 7 1 2.77
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Floyd (W, 3-4) 8.0 2 0 0 2 8 0 6.54
Jenks (S, 10) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.40

Pitches-strikes: Duke 88-58, Floyd 103-66, Jenks 10-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Duke 8-4, Floyd 9-4, Jenks 1-1.
Batters faced: Duke 28, Floyd 28, Jenks 3.
Umpires: HP: Angel Campos. 1B: Gary Darling. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 56 degrees, clear.
Wind: 13 mph, L to R.
T: 1:51.
Att: 23,347.
May 22, 2009

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