Alexei Ramirez touches home after his second homer of the season. (David Banks/AP)
By Jesse Temple / MLB.com
Gavin Floyd held the Pirates scoreless on two hits over eight innings, and Bobby Jenks slammed the door in the ninth as the White Sox kicked off Interleague Play by coming out on the winning end of a pitchers' duel. Alexei Ramirez scored both of the South Siders' runs.
BATTING HR: Ramirez, Al (2, 8th inning off Duke, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Konerko; Podsednik 2; Ramirez, Al 5; Pierzynski. 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).
Game Scores: Duke , Floyd . 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. Venue: U.S. Cellular Field. May 22, 2009 May 22, 2009
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