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Yankees 9, White Sox 2
Bobby Abreu follows through on a two-run single in the fourth inning. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
Bobby Abreu clubbed two homers and drove in six runs to give veteran Mike Mussina all the support he would need in notching his 18th win of the season, as the Yankees completed their second straight series victory over a first-place team.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox (84-68)
Lost 2
NY Yankees 9, Chi White Sox 2   NYY
NY Yankees (82-71)
Won 2
September 18, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 7 1
NY Yankees
2 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 X   9 10 0
Standings thru 9/18/08  |  Recap: CWS | NYY  |  Gameday  |  White Sox stats  |  Yankees stats
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, O, SS 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .282
  Fields, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .156
Pierzynski, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .284
  Phillips, C 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Dye, RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .291
  Owens, LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250
Thome, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .244
Konerko, 1B 4 1 1 2 0 1 2 .244
Griffey Jr., CF 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .247
  Anderson, CF 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .237
Ramirez, Al, 2B-SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .296
  Bourgeois, 2B 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333
Wise, LF-RF 3 0 0 0 1 3 1 .290
Uribe, 3B-2B-SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .252
Totals 33 2 7 2 3 8 16  

BATTING
2B: Cabrera, O (32, Mussina), Anderson (13, Mussina), Bourgeois (1, Britton).
HR: Konerko (17, 9th inning off Britton, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Konerko 4; Owens; Anderson 2; Pierzynski; Bourgeois 2; Cabrera, O 3.
RBI: Konerko 2 (53).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, Al 2; Fields; Uribe.
GIDP: Thome.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Ramirez, Al (13, fielding).
DP: (Vazquez-Cabrera, O-Konerko).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gardner, B, CF 4 1 1 1 1 2 0 .188
Jeter, SS 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 .306
  Ransom, SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333
Abreu, RF 5 2 3 6 0 0 2 .299
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .304
  Betemit, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
Giambi, DH 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .248
  a-Moeller, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220
Nady, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .311
  Cabrera, Me, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243
Cano, 2B 3 2 2 0 1 0 2 .264
Miranda, 1B 2 1 0 0 2 1 2 .000
Molina, J, C 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 .213
  Cervelli, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 9 10 8 7 8 16  

a-Flied out for Giambi in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Abreu 2 (19, 1st inning off Vazquez, 1 on, 1 out; 3rd inning off Vazquez, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Cano 2; Jeter 2; Gardner, B; Rodriguez, Al; Abreu 9; Nady.
RBI: Abreu 6 (95), Jeter (69), Gardner, B (11).
2-out RBI: Jeter; Abreu 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano; Nady 2; Rodriguez, Al 2.
GIDP: Molina, J.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Cano-Jeter-Miranda).

 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Vazquez (L, 12-14) 3.2 6 7 6 4 4 2 4.32
Ramirez, H 0.2 3 2 2 2 0 0 4.29
Broadway, La 1.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 7.43
Dotel 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4.00
Carrasco 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.65
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mussina (W, 18-9) 6.0 5 1 1 2 4 0 3.57
Veras 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.58
Sanchez, Hu 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Britton 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 1 4.09

Mussina pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Game Scores: Vazquez , Mussina .
Pitches-strikes: Vazquez 88-52, Ramirez, H 31-19, Broadway, La 29-15, Dotel 12-9, Carrasco 9-7, Mussina 97-61, Veras 15-8, Sanchez, Hu 11-8, Britton 20-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Vazquez 4-2, Ramirez, H 1-0, Broadway, La 4-0, Dotel 0-0, Carrasco 1-2, Mussina 6-5, Veras 0-1, Sanchez, Hu 2-0, Britton 1-0.
Batters faced: Vazquez 20, Ramirez, H 8, Broadway, La 7, Dotel 3, Carrasco 3, Mussina 24, Veras 4, Sanchez, Hu 3, Britton 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Ramirez, H 3-3, Broadway, La 2-1, Veras 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bill Welke. 1B: Brian Runge. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Tim Welke.
Weather: 65 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 3:08.
Att: 53,152.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
September 18, 2008
September 18, 2008

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