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Ramirez single shy of cycle
White Sox 8, Cubs 6
Aramis Ramirez is greeted at home plate after his three-run homer. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
 Ramirez's three-run shot
 Ramirez doubles in two
 Jones' tiebreaker
Aramis Ramirez doubled, tripled and homered, driving in five runs and falling just short of the first Cubs cycle since Mark Grace's feat in 1993, but Ryan Dempster blew a save in the ninth.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 01, 2006
CWS
Chi White Sox (53-27)
Won 2
Chi White Sox 8, Chi Cubs 6   CHC
Chi Cubs (29-51)
Lost 3
July 1, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 3   8 15 1
Chi Cubs
2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0   6 12 0
Standings thru 7/1/06  |  Gameday  |  White Sox Stats  |  Cubs Stats
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Podsednik, LF5011001.263
Iguchi, 2B5010022.290
Thome, 1B4122011.289
  Riske, P0000000.000
  Gload, 1B1110000.278
Dye, RF3110212.309
  Jenks, P0000000.000
Pierzynski, C5133002.327
Crede, 3B5131002.302
Uribe, SS3000004.238
Anderson, CF4110004.176
Vazquez, P11100001.000
  a-Konerko, PH-1B2111002.316
  Cotts, P0000000.000
  Mackowiak, RF0000000.283
Totals3881582420 

a-Homered for Vazquez in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Anderson (7, Maddux), Thome (10, Maddux), Podsednik (16, Eyre).
HR: Thome (26, 5th inning off Maddux, 1 on, 2 out), Crede (15, 6th inning off Maddux, 0 on, 1 out), Konerko (20, 7th inning off Eyre, 0 on, 0 out), Pierzynski (5, 9th inning off Dempster, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Podsednik 2; Iguchi; Thome 6; Gload; Dye; Pierzynski 6; Crede 6; Anderson 2; Vazquez; Konerko 4.
RBI: Podsednik (32), Thome 2 (67), Crede (55), Konerko (62), Pierzynski 3 (26).
2-out RBI: Thome 2; Pierzynski 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dye 2; Pierzynski.
S: Vazquez.
GIDP: Uribe; Anderson; Konerko.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Podsednik (25, 3rd base off Eyre/Barrett).

FIELDING
E: Uribe (5, throw).
DP: (Pierzynski-Uribe).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF4120101.257
Walker, 2B5110002.291
Lee, 1B5220030.296
Ramirez, 3B5135000.259
Jones, RF4121011.306
Nevin, LF4010012.225
  Pagan, LF0000000.250
Barrett, C4000013.300
Cedeno, SS4010000.270
Maddux, P3000032.125
  Eyre, P0000000.000
  Howry, P00000001.000
  a-Mabry, PH0000100.218
  Dempster, P0000000.000
Totals3861262911 

a-Walked for Howry in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Lee (5, Vazquez), Ramirez (17, Vazquez).
3B: Ramirez (2, Vazquez).
HR: Ramirez (15, 5th inning off Vazquez, 2 on, 1 out), Jones (14, 7th inning off Riske, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Pierre 2; Walker; Lee 3; Ramirez 9; Jones 5; Nevin; Cedeno.
RBI: Ramirez 5 (48), Jones (42).
2-out RBI: Jones.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barrett; Jones.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Cedeno (6, 2nd base by Vazquez/Pierzynski), Pierre (8, 2nd base by Vazquez/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Cedeno-Lee, Cedeno-Walker-Lee, Walker-Cedeno-Lee).

 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vazquez 6.011551715.15
Riske 1.21111112.76
Cotts (W, 1-2)0.10000002.87
Jenks (S, 25)1.00000102.41
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Maddux 6.010440325.00
Eyre (BS, 2)0.22110112.31
Howry 1.11001003.26
Dempster (BS, 5)(L, 1-5)1.02331015.05

HBP: Uribe (by Howry).
Pitches-strikes: Vazquez 108-68, Riske 25-14, Cotts 1-1, Jenks 11-8, Maddux 78-52, Eyre 20-11, Howry 23-13, Dempster 21-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Vazquez 4-5, Riske 0-4, Cotts 0-1, Jenks 1-1, Maddux 9-6, Eyre 0-1, Howry 2-2, Dempster 1-2.
Batters faced: Vazquez 29, Riske 7, Cotts 1, Jenks 3, Maddux 26, Eyre 4, Howry 6, Dempster 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Cotts 1-0, Howry 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Andy Fletcher. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 85 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 19 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:05.
Att: 41,027.

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