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@LAA  3

CLE  4
OAK  2

KCR  8
DET  4

TOR  3
@MIN  2

(11)
TBR  5
NYY  2

ARI  8
COL  5

CHC  4
SDP  0

LAD  7
@MIL  2

WSN  1
@NYM  0

PHI  5
ATL  0

HOU  8
@SFG  7

PIT 11
@STL  5

Standings at end of play this day

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Attendance: 41,444

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 10:05pm
Time of Game: 3:14
White Sox
4
20-21
Won 2
3rd, 2 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
White Sox       0  3  0   0  0  0   0  0  1    4 10  1
Angels          2  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  0    3  9  0
W: O Dotel (2-2), L: F Rodriguez (0-1), S: B Jenks (8)
Angels
3
24-19
Lost 2
1st

BATTING

Chicago White Sox            AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
O Cabrera SS                  4   0   0   1    0   2  .222  .547   14    2   1   SF
A Pierzynski C                5   1   3   1    0   0  .313  .860   18    8   0   2·2B
C Quentin LF                  3   0   1   0    2   0  .297  .989   17    1   0   
J Dye RF                      5   0   2   0    0   0  .291  .845   17    2   0   
J Thome DH                    4   0   1   1    1   0  .203  .740   20    0   0   
P Konerko 1B                  5   1   1   0    0   0  .215  .711   23    8   0   GDP
J Crede 3B                    3   1   1   0    1   0  .267  .831   13    0   1   
N Swisher CF                  2   0   1   0    2   0  .210  .673   23    3   0   
  B Anderson CF               0   0   0   0    0   0  .244  .662         0   0   
J Uribe 2B                    3   1   0   1    0   0  .197  .585   10    2   1   
  A Ramirez 2B                1   0   0   0    0   0  .143  .353    5    1   0   

J Vazquez P                                                              0   1
  M Thornton P                                                           0   0
  O Dotel P                                                              0   0
  B Jenks P                                                              0   2
Totals                       35   4  10   4    6   2              160   27   6
BATTING
2B: A Pierzynski 2 (14, off F Rodriguez, off J Garland).
SF: O Cabrera (1, off J Garland).
TB: A Pierzynski 5; J Dye 2; J Thome; C Quentin; J Crede; N Swisher; P Konerko.
GIDP: P Konerko (4).
RBI: J Thome (23); O Cabrera (7); A Pierzynski (16); J Uribe (15).
2-out RBI: J Thome; A Pierzynski.
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
FIELDING
E: J Crede (8).
Los Angeles Angels           AB   R   H RBI   BB  SO    BA   OPS  Pit   PO   A  Details
R Willits CF                  5   0   1   0    0   2  .286  .756   29    3   0   2B
M Izturis 2B                  5   2   2   0    0   0  .200  .516   14    5   4   
V Guerrero RF                 5   1   2   0    0   0  .269  .766   21    2   0   2B
G Anderson LF                 4   0   2   1    0   0  .272  .740   12    3   0   
T Hunter DH                   3   0   0   0    1   1  .292  .828   18    0   0   
C Kotchman 1B                 3   0   2   1    0   0  .308  .851   11    9   0   2B,HBP
E Aybar SS                    3   0   0   0    0   1  .284  .684   16    1   5   SH
M Brown 3B                    4   0   0   0    0   2  .077  .231   14    1   3   
J Mathis C                    2   0   0   0    0   1  .231  .676    7    2   0   
  M Napoli PH-C               2   0   0   0    0   1  .247  .853   10    1   0   

J Garland P                                                              0   0
  D Oliver P                                                             0   0
  J Arredondo P                                                          0   0
  F Rodriguez P                                                          0   0
Totals                       36   3   9   2    1   8              152   27  12
BATTING
2B: R Willits (2, off J Vazquez); C Kotchman (8, off J Vazquez); V Guerrero (9, off J Vazquez).
SH: E Aybar (2, off J Vazquez).
HBP: C Kotchman (2, by J Vazquez).
TB: C Kotchman 3; V Guerrero 3; R Willits 2; G Anderson 2; M Izturis 2.
RBI: C Kotchman (24); G Anderson (23).
2-out RBI: C Kotchman.
Team LOB: 9.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
FIELDING
DP: 1. E Aybar-M Izturis-C Kotchman.

PITCHING

Chicago White Sox             IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
J Vazquez                      6.2   9   3   2    0   6   0   3.53   30  111-76   43· 8·25    8·13· 2· 0     52    -     1.26   0.17
M Thornton, BS (1)             0     0   0   0    0   0   0   3.60    1    1-1     1· 0· 0    1· 0· 0· 0          2-1    4.32  -0.20
O Dotel, W (2-2)               1.1   0   0   0    1   1   0   3.12    5   20-11    6· 3· 2    1· 2· 0· 0          2-0    2.40   0.20
B Jenks, S (8)                 1     0   0   0    0   1   0   2.20    3   16-12    8· 1· 3    2· 0· 0· 0          0-0    2.78   0.20
Totals                         9     9   3   2    1   8   0          39  148-100  58·12·30   12·15· 2· 0          4-1 
Los Angeles Angels            IP     H   R  ER   BB  SO  HR    ERA   BF  Pit-Str  Ct·Sw·Lk   GB·FB·LD· ?   GmSc  IR-IS   LevI    WPA
J Garland                      6     7   3   3    4   1   0   4.32   29  109-64   41· 5·18   10·10· 4· 0     43    -     1.11   0.00
D Oliver                       1.2   1   0   0    2   0   0   2.79    7   28-13   10· 0· 3    4· 1· 0· 0          0-0    1.57   0.11
J Arredondo                    0.1   0   0   0    0   1   0   6.75    1    4-3     0· 2· 1    0· 0· 0· 0          1-0    1.83   0.05
F Rodriguez, L (0-1)           1     2   1   1    0   0   0   3.12    5   19-8     6· 1· 1    0· 4· 1· 0          0-0    2.87  -0.29
Totals                         9    10   4   4    6   2   0          42  160-88   57· 8·23   14·15· 5· 0          1-0 
M Thornton faced 1 batter in the 7th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: J Vazquez (1).
IBB: None.
HBP: J Vazquez (3; C Kotchman).

OTHER

Umpires: HP - Chuck Meriwether, 1B - Bill Welke, 2B - Chris Guccione, 3B - Tim Welke.
Time of Game: 3:14.
Attendance: 41,444.
Weather: 77° F, Wind 5mph in from Rightfield, Night, No Precipitation.

LINEUPS

   Chicago White Sox             Los Angeles Angels                   
1. O Cabrera            SS    1. R Willits            CF 
2. A Pierzynski         C     2. M Izturis            2B 
3. C Quentin            LF    3. V Guerrero           RF 
4. J Dye                RF    4. G Anderson           LF 
5. J Thome              DH    5. T Hunter             DH 
6. P Konerko            1B    6. C Kotchman           1B 
7. J Crede              3B    7. E Aybar              SS 
8. N Swisher            CF    8. M Brown              3B 
9. J Uribe              2B    9. J Mathis             C  

   J Vazquez            P        J Garland            P  

TOP 5 PLAYS (wpa explanation)

   Inn Out Score RoB  Pt wWPA  wWE  Batter          Pitcher         Play Detail
  +---+---+-----+---+---+----+----++---------------+---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   t 9   2  3-3  --3  2   33%  81% J Thome         F Rodriguez     Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Pierzynski Scores
   b 7   2  3-2  -23  1  -20%  41% G Anderson      M Thornton      Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Izturis Scores/No RBI/unER; Guerrero to 3B; Anderson to 1B
   t 9   1  3-3  --3  5  -19%  48% J Dye           F Rodriguez     Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
   t 9   0  3-3  ---  3   17%  67% A Pierzynski    F Rodriguez     Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
   b 7   2  3-3  123  2   12%  50% C Kotchman      O Dotel         Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)

PLAY BY PLAY (explanation)

Top of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Jon Garland facing 1-2-3
  Scr/Out RoB  Pt  wWE  Batter          Play Detail
  +------+---+---+----++---------------+--------------------------------------------------------------+
   O      ---  2   48%  O Cabrera       Bunt Popfly: C (Front of Home)
          ---  6   50%  A Pierzynski    Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF)
          1--  5   54%  C Quentin       Walk; Pierzynski to 2B
   O      12-  3   49%  J Dye           Popfly: SS (Deep 3B)
   O      12-  1   45%  J Thome         Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Angels 0.

Bottom of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Javier Vazquez facing 1-2-3
   O      ---  5   47%  R Willits       Strikeout Looking
          ---  3   45%  M Izturis       Single to LF (Fly Ball to Deep 3B)
          1--  7   39%  V Guerrero      Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF); Izturis to 3B
   R      1-3  3   30%  G Anderson      Single to RF (Fly Ball to Short RF); Izturis Scores; Guerrero to 3B
   O      1-3  1   35%  T Hunter        Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
   R      1-3  2   26%  C Kotchman      Double to LF (Ground Ball); Guerrero Scores; Anderson to 3B
   O      -23  1   30%  E Aybar         Flyball: LF (Short LF)
                  2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 0, Angels 2.

Top of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-2, Jon Garland facing 6-7-8
          ---  3   34%  P Konerko       Single to LF (Line Drive to Deep 3B)
          1--  5   40%  J Crede         Walk; Konerko to 2B
          12-  9   48%  N Swisher       Single to 2B (Pop Fly to Short CF-RF); Konerko to 3B; Crede to 2B
   RO     123  4   47%  J Uribe         Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS); Konerko Scores; Crede to 3B
   RO     1-3  2   48%  O Cabrera       Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Crede Scores; Uribe to 2B/Adv on throw
   R      -2-  3   59%  A Pierzynski    Double to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Uribe Scores
          -2-  6   60%  C Quentin       Walk
          12-  3   62%  J Dye           Single to LF (Fly Ball to Short LF); Pierzynski to 3B; Quentin to 2B
   O      123  6   56%  J Thome         Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
                  3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. White Sox 3, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Javier Vazquez facing 8-9-1
   O      ---  5   58%  M Brown         Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  1   60%  J Mathis        Popfly: 2B (Deep SS-2B)
          ---  8   58%  R Willits       Double to RF (Fly Ball to Short CF-RF)
   O      -2-  2   61%  M Izturis       Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Angels 2.

Top of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Jon Garland facing 6-7-8
   O      ---  5   59%  P Konerko       Lineout: 2B
   O      ---  1   57%  J Crede         Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
          ---  5   59%  N Swisher       Walk
   O      1--  4   56%  J Uribe         Flyball: CF (Short CF)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Javier Vazquez facing 3-4-5
   O      ---  4   59%  V Guerrero      Groundout: 2B-1B
          ---  6   56%  G Anderson      Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
   O      1--  2   60%  T Hunter        Flyball: CF (LF-CF)
          1--  2   57%  C Kotchman      Hit By Pitch; Anderson to 2B
          12-      55%  E Aybar         Wild Pitch; Anderson to 3B; Kotchman to 2B
   O      -23  6   62%  " "             Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. White Sox 3, Angels 2.

Top of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Jon Garland facing 1-2-3
   O      ---  1   60%  O Cabrera       Lineout: LF
   O      ---  5   58%  A Pierzynski    Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul)
          ---  1   60%  C Quentin       Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
   O      1--  4   57%  J Dye           Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 4th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Javier Vazquez facing 8-9-1
   O      ---  2   60%  M Brown         Popfly: 2B
   O      ---  6   62%  J Mathis        Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  6   64%  R Willits       Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Angels 2.

Top of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Jon Garland facing 5-6-7
   O      ---  7   61%  J Thome         Flyball: CF
   O      ---  6   60%  P Konerko       Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
          ---  1   61%  J Crede         Single to CF (Fly Ball to Short CF)
   O      1--  3   58%  N Swisher       Groundout: 2B-1B
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 5th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Javier Vazquez facing 2-3-4
   O      ---  2   62%  M Izturis       Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
   O      ---  3   64%  V Guerrero      Flyball: RF
   O      ---  2   66%  G Anderson      Popfly: SS (Deep SS)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Angels 2.

Top of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Jon Garland facing 9-1-2
   O      ---  2   63%  J Uribe         Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
   O      ---  5   62%  O Cabrera       Strikeout Looking
   O      ---  1   60%  A Pierzynski    Flyball: LF (Short LF)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Javier Vazquez facing 5-6-7
                  Alexei Ramirez replaces Juan Uribe playing 2B batting 9th
   O      ---  9   64%  T Hunter        Strikeout Looking
          ---  5   60%  C Kotchman      Single to RF (Line Drive to Deep 2B)
   O      1--  1   63%  E Aybar         Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home); Kotchman to 2B
   O      -2-  4   69%  M Brown         Strikeout Looking
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Angels 2.

Top of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Ahead 3-2, Darren Oliver facing 3-4-5
                  Darren Oliver replaces Jon Garland pitching
   O      ---  2   67%  C Quentin       Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
          ---  2   69%  J Dye           Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B)
          1--  4   73%  J Thome         Walk; Dye to 2B
   OO     12-  3   63%  P Konerko       Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
                  0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Angels 2.

Bottom of the 7th, Angels Batting, Behind 2-3, Javier Vazquez facing 9-1-2
                  Mike Napoli pinch hits for Jeff Mathis batting 9th
   O      ---  5   68%  M Napoli        Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  6   72%  R Willits       Flyball: CF (CF-RF)
          ---  1   69%  M Izturis       Single to SS (Ground Ball to Weak SS)
          1--  1   61%  V Guerrero      Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Izturis to 3B
                  Matt Thornton replaces Javier Vazquez pitching
   R      -23  1   41%  G Anderson      Reached on E5 (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Izturis Scores/No RBI/unER; Guerrero to 3B; Anderson to 1B
                  Octavio Dotel replaces Matt Thornton pitching
          1-3  6   38%  T Hunter        Walk; Anderson to 2B
   O      123  2   50%  C Kotchman      Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak 3B)
                  1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. White Sox 3, Angels 3.

Top of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Tied 3-3, Darren Oliver facing 7-8-9
                  Mike Napoli moves to C
   O      ---  6   45%  J Crede         Flyball: RF
          ---  6   50%  N Swisher       Walk
   O      1--  5   44%  A Ramirez       Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
                  Jose Arredondo replaces Darren Oliver pitching
   O      1--  4   39%  O Cabrera       Strikeout Swinging
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 3, Angels 3.

Bottom of the 8th, Angels Batting, Tied 3-3, Octavio Dotel facing 7-8-9
   O      ---  4   44%  E Aybar         Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  3   47%  M Brown         Flyball: RF
   O      ---  5   50%  M Napoli        Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
                  0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 3, Angels 3.

Top of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Tied 3-3, Francisco Rodriguez facing 2-3-4
                  Francisco Rodriguez replaces Jose Arredondo pitching
          ---  3   67%  A Pierzynski    Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
   O      -2-  3   67%  C Quentin       Flyball: CF (Deep CF); Pierzynski to 3B
   O      --3  5   48%  J Dye           Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul)
   R      --3  2   81%  J Thome         Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF); Pierzynski Scores
   O      1--  6   79%  P Konerko       Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
                  1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. White Sox 4, Angels 3.

Bottom of the 9th, Angels Batting, Behind 3-4, Bobby Jenks facing 1-2-3
                  Bobby Jenks replaces Octavio Dotel pitching; Brian N. Anderson replaces Nick Swisher playing CF batting 8th
   O      ---  4   88%  R Willits       Strikeout Swinging
   O      ---  6   95%  M Izturis       Groundout: P-1B (Weak 2B-1B)
   O      ---  6  100%  V Guerrero      Groundout: P-1B
        0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. White Sox 4, Angels 3.

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