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Rally not to be
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Cubs 5, White Sox 4
Jermaine Dye celebrates in the dugout after his homer in the first. (Paul Beaty/AP)
Jim Thome kept the Sox rallying, with a game-tying homer in the fourth and a two-run double in an eighth-inning comeback effort that fell just short. Jose Contreras showed signs of a spectacular start, but his two homers allowed produced all five Cubs runs, and he took the loss.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (35-35)
Won 1
Chi Cubs 5, Chi White Sox 4   CWS
Chi White Sox (35-38)
Lost 1
June 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0   5 8 0
Chi White Sox
1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0   4 7 1
Standings thru 6/26/09  |  Recap: CHC | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  White Sox stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 4 0 0 0 1 3 1 .228
Fukudome, CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .262
Bradley, RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .237
  Freel, RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .147
Lee, D, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .289
Hoffpauir, M, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .259
Fox, 3B 4 2 3 2 0 0 2 .395
  Theriot, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284
Fontenot, 2B-3B 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 .219
Soto, G, C 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 .232
Blanco, SS-2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .234
Totals 36 5 8 5 2 10 13  

BATTING
2B: Fox (5, Contreras), Blanco (4, Thornton).
HR: Fox (2, 4th inning off Contreras, 1 on, 2 out), Soto, G (7, 7th inning off Contreras, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Soto, G 5; Fox 7; Blanco 2; Fukudome; Lee, D.
RBI: Fox 2 (11), Soto, G 3 (24).
2-out RBI: Fox 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fontenot; Fox; Fukudome.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Fukudome (6, 2nd base off Contreras/Castro, R).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Fox-Fontenot-Lee, D, Lee, D-Soto, G-Lee, D).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, LF 5 0 2 0 0 1 2 .307
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 .258
Dye, RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 .282
Thome, DH 2 1 2 3 2 0 0 .249
  1-Nix, J, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219
Konerko, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .292
Castro, R, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .229
  a-Pierzynski, PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .289
Getz, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .236
Anderson, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .237
  b-Wise, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186
Beckham, G, 3B 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 .183
  c-Fields, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .233
Totals 31 4 7 4 6 8 11  

a-Grounded into a double play for Castro, R in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Anderson in the 9th. c-Walked for Beckham, G in the 9th.
1-Ran for Thome in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Thome (8, Marmol).
HR: Dye (17, 1st inning off Wells, 0 on, 2 out), Thome (13, 4th inning off Wells, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Podsednik 2; Thome 6; Dye 5; Beckham, G.
RBI: Dye (43), Thome 3 (42).
2-out RBI: Dye.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Konerko.
GIDP: Ramirez, Al, Pierzynski.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Podsednik (11, 2nd base off Wells/Soto, G).
CS: Beckham, G (2, 2nd base by Wells/Soto, G).

FIELDING
E: Konerko (1, fielding).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wells (W, 2-3) 7.0 5 2 2 2 6 2 2.57
Marmol (H, 15) 0.1 2 2 2 3 0 0 3.93
Marshall, S (H, 2) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.28
Gregg (S, 12) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 4.05
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Contreras (L, 2-7) 7.1 7 5 4 1 8 2 5.19
Thornton 1.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.43

IBB: Lee, D (by Contreras), Soriano, A (by Thornton), Thome (by Wells), Konerko (by Marmol).
Pitches-strikes: Wells 98-67, Marmol 24-10, Marshall, S 1-1, Gregg 22-12, Contreras 103-65, Thornton 33-22.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wells 7-2, Marmol 0-1, Marshall, S 1-0, Gregg 1-0, Contreras 7-4, Thornton 2-0.
Batters faced: Wells 26, Marmol 6, Marshall, S 1, Gregg 4, Contreras 31, Thornton 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Marshall, S 3-0, Thornton 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Angel Campos. 2B: Brian Runge. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 73 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 2:26.
Att: 39,015.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
June 26, 2009
June 26, 2009

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