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White Sox 4, Rays 3
Carlos Torres did not factor into the decision in his first career start. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Carlos Torres was strong in his big league debut, giving up three runs over six innings of work but leaving in line for the loss. But in the seventh inning, the offense bailed him out by scoring three runs, all after the first two batters were retired.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (52-43)
Lost 1
Chi White Sox 4, Tampa Bay 3   CWS
Chi White Sox (49-45)
Won 1
July 22, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0   3 8 1
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 X   4 7 0
Standings thru 7/22/09  |  Recap: TB | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  White Sox stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .240
Crawford, C, LF 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 .313
Longoria, 3B 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 .275
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .224
Zobrist, 2B 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .304
Burrell, DH 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 .232
Gross, RF 2 1 1 2 1 1 0 .277
  a-Kapler, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .256
Navarro, D, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .223
Bartlett, SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .342
Totals 35 3 8 3 4 6 17  

a-Grounded out for Gross in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Burrell (6, 4th inning off Torres, C, 0 on, 0 out), Gross (5, 6th inning off Torres, C, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Gross 4; Upton, B; Crawford, C; Pena, C; Burrell 5; Zobrist; Navarro, D.
RBI: Burrell (34), Gross 2 (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton, B 2; Pena, C; Longoria.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B (32, 2nd base off Torres, C/Pierzynski), Zobrist (12, 2nd base off Torres, C/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (8, throw).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, CF 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 .306
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 .279
Dye, RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 .297
Thome, DH 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .255
Konerko, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .296
Pierzynski, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .298
Quentin, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .232
Getz, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .262
Beckham, G, 3B 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .299
Totals 31 4 7 4 3 6 8  

BATTING
3B: Ramirez, Al (1, Wheeler, D).
HR: Podsednik (4, 6th inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Podsednik 5; Quentin; Ramirez, Al 4; Dye 2.
RBI: Podsednik (26), Ramirez, Al 2 (46), Dye (60).
2-out RBI: Ramirez, Al 2; Dye.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pierzynski.
Team RISP: 2-for-3.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields 6.2 4 2 2 3 4 1 3.70
Choate 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2.30
Wheeler, D (BS, 4)(L, 3-3) 0.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.63
Nelson, J 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.21
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Torres, C 6.0 6 3 3 3 3 2 4.50
Carrasco (W, 3-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.49
Thornton (S, 1) 2.0 2 0 0 1 3 0 2.88

Choate pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Wheeler, D pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Shields.
Pitches-strikes: Shields 111-69, Choate 5-3, Wheeler, D 10-6, Nelson, J 13-9, Torres, C 95-53, Carrasco 10-6, Thornton 34-20.
Groundouts-flyouts: Shields 8-3, Choate 0-0, Wheeler, D 0-0, Nelson, J 0-1, Torres, C 7-5, Carrasco 1-2, Thornton 1-2.
Batters faced: Shields 27, Choate 1, Wheeler, D 2, Nelson, J 4, Torres, C 27, Carrasco 3, Thornton 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Choate 1-0, Wheeler, D 2-2, Nelson, J 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Chuck Meriwether.
Weather: 67 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:46.
Att: 26,257.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
July 22, 2009
July 22, 2009

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