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Offense comes alive
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Yankees 5, White Sox 1
Xavier Nady scores the go-ahead run in the seventh on a wild pitch (Kathy Willens/AP)
The Yankees were handcuffed for most of the night, but they woke up in the seventh, when Xavier Nady tied the game with an RBI single and scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch. Johnny Damon and Alex Rodriguez each went deep in the eighth.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox (84-67)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 5, Chi White Sox 1   NYY
NY Yankees (81-71)
Won 1
September 17, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 0
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 X   5 8 0
Standings thru 9/17/08  |  Recap: CWS | NYY  |  Gameday  |  White Sox stats  |  Yankees stats
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, O, SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .281
Wise, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .300
Dye, RF 4 0 0 1 0 1 2 .292
Thome, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .245
Konerko, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .244
Pierzynski, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .283
Griffey Jr., CF 3 0 2 0 1 1 0 .248
Ramirez, Al, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .298
Uribe, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 .255
Totals 31 1 6 1 2 7 14  

BATTING
2B: Cabrera, O 2 (31, Hughes, P, Hughes, P), Griffey Jr. (28, Coke).
TB: Pierzynski; Griffey Jr. 3; Wise; Cabrera, O 4.
RBI: Dye (89).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Konerko; Uribe; Cabrera, O.
SAC: Wise.
GIDP: Dye.
Team RISP: 0-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Uribe-Ramirez, Al-Konerko, Cabrera, O-Ramirez, Al-Konerko).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, LF 3 1 1 2 1 1 2 .308
  Gardner, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .185
Jeter, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .304
Abreu, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .296
Rodriguez, A, 3B 3 2 1 1 1 2 0 .305
Giambi, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
  Ransom, 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .348
Nady, DH 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .311
Cano, 2B 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 .262
Rodriguez, I, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .279
Cabrera, Me, CF-LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .243
Totals 30 5 8 4 2 6 11  

BATTING
2B: Cano (31, Richard).
HR: Damon (15, 8th inning off Linebrink, 1 on, 0 out), Rodriguez, A (35, 8th inning off Linebrink, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Cano 4; Damon 4; Rodriguez, A 4; Rodriguez, I; Nady; Cabrera, Me.
RBI: Nady (91), Damon 2 (66), Rodriguez, A (101).
2-out RBI: Nady; Rodriguez, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jeter; Rodriguez, I.
GIDP: Jeter, Cabrera, Me.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
DP: (Jeter-Ransom).

 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Richard (L, 2-5) 6.2 5 2 2 2 5 0 6.26
MacDougal 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.84
Linebrink 1.0 3 3 3 0 1 2 3.14
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hughes, P 4.0 4 1 1 2 4 0 7.96
Coke 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Bruney (W, 3-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.03
Chamberlain (H, 16) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.53
Ramirez, E 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.98

Coke pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Game Scores: Richard 59, Hughes, P 52.
WP: MacDougal.
Pitches-strikes: Richard 88-56, MacDougal 7-5, Linebrink 24-15, Hughes, P 89-57, Coke 28-19, Bruney 6-5, Chamberlain 10-8, Ramirez, E 14-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Richard 8-3, MacDougal 1-0, Linebrink 0-0, Hughes, P 3-2, Coke 2-3, Bruney 2-0, Chamberlain 1-0, Ramirez, E 1-0.
Batters faced: Richard 25, MacDougal 1, Linebrink 6, Hughes, P 18, Coke 7, Bruney 3, Chamberlain 3, Ramirez, E 3.
Inherited runners-scored: MacDougal 2-1, Bruney 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Brian Runge. 3B: Chuck Meriwether.
Weather: 70 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 0 mph, R to L.
T: 2:40.
Att: 52,671.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
September 17, 2008
September 17, 2008

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