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Danks blanks Cubs
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White Sox 6, Cubs 0
Alexei Ramirez connects for his third-inning homer, his 10th on the season.  (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
A wild sixth inning, which saw a steal of home, a near benches-clearing incident and a run score on an out via the infield fly rule, couldn't overshadow a spectacular start from John Danks, who stifled the Cubs over seven innings of four-hit ball as the White Sox took two of three from their crosstown rivals.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (35-37)
Lost 2
Chi White Sox 6, Chi Cubs 0   CWS
Chi White Sox (37-38)
Won 2
June 28, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 1
Chi White Sox
0 0 2 1 0 2 0 1 X   6 13 1
Standings thru 6/28/09  |  Recap: CHC | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  White Sox stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .235
Theriot, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .283
Bradley, RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .232
Lee, D, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .289
Fox, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .326
Soto, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .223
Freel, 3B 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 .150
Fukudome, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .260
Blanco, A, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .239
Totals 29 0 4 0 4 9 17  

BATTING
2B: Soriano, A (17, Danks).
TB: Soriano, A 3; Lee, D; Freel.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fox 2; Blanco, A; Soto 2.
GIDP: Fox; Fukudome.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Freel (1, 3rd base off Danks/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
E: Theriot (6, fielding).
Pickoffs: Zambrano (Beckham at 2nd base).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .314
Ramirez, Al, SS 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 .267
Dye, RF 5 1 2 1 0 1 2 .287
  Anderson, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237
Thome, DH 4 0 1 0 1 1 4 .245
  1-Nix, J, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219
Konerko, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .291
Pierzynski, C 4 1 2 0 0 0 3 .295
Getz, 2B 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 .238
Beckham, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 .206
Wise, CF-RF 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 .203
Totals 35 6 13 4 3 4 21  


1-Ran for Thome in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Konerko (16, Zambrano), Getz (9, Zambrano).
HR: Ramirez, Al (10, 3rd inning off Zambrano, 1 on, 1 out), Dye (18, 8th inning off Hart, K, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ramirez, Al 6; Dye 5; Thome; Konerko 2; Pierzynski 2; Getz 3; Beckham; Wise.
RBI: Ramirez, Al 2 (38), Wise (3), Dye (45).
2-out RBI: Dye.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beckham; Pierzynski 2; Thome; Wise.
SAC: Beckham.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Wise (2, 2nd base off Zambrano/Soto), Getz (11, home off Zambrano/Soto).
PO: Beckham (2nd base by Zambrano).

FIELDING
E: Danks (2, pickoff).
DP: 2 (Beckham-Getz-Konerko, Getz-Ramirez, Al-Konerko).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zambrano (L, 4-3) 5.1 9 5 4 2 3 1 3.69
Patton, D 1.2 3 0 0 0 1 0 5.32
Hart, K 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 2.45
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Danks (W, 6-6) 7.0 4 0 0 4 5 0 4.08
Linebrink 2.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2.17

HBP: Podsednik (by Zambrano), Wise (by Zambrano), Freel (by Danks).
Pitches-strikes: Zambrano 97-60, Patton, D 27-16, Hart, K 20-10, Danks 110-62, Linebrink 29-17.
Groundouts-flyouts: Zambrano 6-6, Patton, D 1-1, Hart, K 3-0, Danks 9-1, Linebrink 1-1.
Batters faced: Zambrano 28, Patton, D 8, Hart, K 5, Danks 28, Linebrink 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Patton, D 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Brian Runge. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Angel Campos.
Weather: 75 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 22 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:50.
Att: 39,745.
June 28, 2009

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