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Well done, rookie
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White Sox 8, Cubs 7
Gordon Beckham celebrates his first Major League game-winning hit. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Rookie Gordon Beckham ended a hotly contested game against the rival Cubs with a two-out walk-off RBI single, after Alexei Ramirez's RBI single in the eighth tied it, to even the series. Scott Podsednik went 4-for-5 with three RBIs, and A.J. Pierzynski drove in two on a single.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (35-36)
Lost 1
Chi White Sox 8, Chi Cubs 7   CWS
Chi White Sox (36-38)
Won 1
June 27, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 2 0 1 3 0 1 0   7 9 0
Chi White Sox
1 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 1   8 14 3
Standings thru 6/27/09  |  Recap: CHC | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  White Sox stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 4 2 2 2 1 0 1 .231
Theriot, SS 4 1 2 2 1 1 2 .287
Bradley, RF 5 0 1 0 0 1 6 .236
Lee, D, 1B 4 0 1 2 0 2 1 .288
Fox, DH 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 .349
Soto, G, C 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 .228
Freel, 3B 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 .132
Fukudome, CF 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 .264
Blanco, 2B 4 2 2 1 0 0 2 .250
Totals 36 7 9 7 4 8 16  

BATTING
2B: Soriano, A (16, Carrasco).
TB: Bradley; Theriot 2; Blanco 2; Fukudome; Lee, D; Soriano, A 3.
RBI: Theriot 2 (28), Lee, D 2 (39), Soriano, A 2 (32), Blanco (7).
2-out RBI: Theriot 2; Lee, D; Soriano, A 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fox 2; Blanco; Bradley.
SAC: Fukudome.
SF: Lee, D.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Lee, D-Theriot-Dempster).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, LF 5 2 4 3 0 0 1 .319
Ramirez, Al, SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .261
Dye, RF 5 0 2 1 0 0 3 .285
Thome, DH 3 1 0 0 2 1 2 .244
Konerko, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 2 1 .292
  1-Fields, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233
Pierzynski, C 5 0 2 2 0 1 4 .291
Getz, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .232
  a-Nix, J, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .219
Beckham, G, 3B 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 .200
Wise, CF 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 .197
Totals 36 8 14 8 5 6 17  

a-Walked for Getz in the 9th.
1-Ran for Konerko in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Podsednik (8, Dempster), Dye (12, Dempster).
3B: Wise (2, Heilman).
HR: Podsednik (3, 5th inning off Dempster, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Konerko; Podsednik 8; Ramirez, Al 2; Pierzynski 2; Dye 3; Beckham, G 2; Wise 3.
RBI: Dye (44), Podsednik 3 (20), Pierzynski 2 (23), Ramirez, Al (36), Beckham, G (9).
2-out RBI: Podsednik; Pierzynski 2; Ramirez, Al; Beckham, G.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pierzynski; Beckham, G; Getz.
SAC: Ramirez, Al; Wise.
GIDP: Thome.
Team RISP: 6-for-11.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Wise (1, 2nd base off Dempster/Soto, G), Getz (10, 2nd base off Dempster/Soto, G).
CS: Podsednik (5, 2nd base by Dempster/Soto, G).

FIELDING
E: Beckham, G (5, throw), Ramirez, Al 2 (10, fielding, throw).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Dempster 5.0 8 5 5 3 2 1 4.09
Heilman (BS, 5) 2.0 2 1 1 1 4 0 3.89
Marmol (BS, 4) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.08
Marshall, S (L, 3-6) 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.39
Ascanio 0.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.52
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buehrle 5.2 6 5 3 3 3 0 3.26
Carrasco (BS, 1) 1.1 2 2 1 0 2 0 2.96
Poreda 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Dotel 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.97
Jenks (W, 2-2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.21

Carrasco pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Balk: Buehrle.
HBP: Konerko (by Dempster).
Pitches-strikes: Dempster 104-55, Heilman 39-23, Marmol 26-18, Marshall, S 8-6, Ascanio 7-3, Buehrle 108-65, Carrasco 30-19, Poreda 7-5, Dotel 19-11, Jenks 14-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Dempster 5-4, Heilman 0-0, Marmol 1-2, Marshall, S 1-1, Ascanio 0-0, Buehrle 5-5, Carrasco 1-1, Poreda 1-0, Dotel 1-0, Jenks 0-1.
Batters faced: Dempster 25, Heilman 9, Marmol 5, Marshall, S 3, Ascanio 2, Buehrle 27, Carrasco 7, Poreda 2, Dotel 3, Jenks 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Ascanio 1-1, Carrasco 2-2, Poreda 1-1, Dotel 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Angel Campos. 1B: Brian Runge. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Bill Miller.
Weather: 81 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:31.
Att: 39,529.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
June 27, 2009
June 27, 2009

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