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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 28, 2007
Byrd, Rangers soar over Sox
Bullpen falls late
Paul Konerko hit a two-run home run and Jim Thome hit the 494th long ball of his career, but it wasn't enough as the White Sox fell to the Rangers in the series opener. Mike MacDougal gave up the go-ahead run in the eighth.
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 Thome's 494th homer
Rangers 4, White Sox 3
Gerald Laird celebrates a two-run home run with Jason Botts in the fourth inning. (Ronald Martinez/Getty)
Series at a glance:
Bats come through
Marlon Byrd hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth to help the Rangers take the series opener from the White Sox. Ian Kinsler hit a solo homer, while Gerald Laird added a two-run shot. Kason Gabbard got a no-decision.
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 Byrd's game-winner
CWS
Chi White Sox (57-75)
Lost 1
Texas 4, Chi White Sox 3   TEX
Texas (59-72)
Won 3
August 28, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 6 1
Texas
0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 X   4 10 0
Standings thru 8/28/07  |  Gameday  |  White Sox Stats  |  Rangers Stats
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Erstad, CF5000001.267
Fields, LF4010010.242
Thome, DH2221200.265
  1-Owens, PR-DH0000000.241
Konerko, 1B3112102.262
Dye, RF2010110.251
Uribe, SS4000005.218
Richar, 2B4000004.200
Gonzalez, 3B4010021.227
Hall, C3000011.209
  a-Pierzynski, PH1000000.269
Totals323634514 

a-Grounded out for Hall in the 9th.
1-Ran for Thome in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Gonzalez (5, Gabbard), Fields (12, Gabbard).
HR: Konerko (27, 1st inning off Gabbard, 1 on, 2 out), Thome (22, 3rd inning off Gabbard, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Fields 2; Thome 5; Konerko 4; Dye; Gonzalez 2.
RBI: Konerko 2 (73), Thome (67).
2-out RBI: Konerko 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Erstad; Konerko.
GIDP: Richar.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Floyd (1, throw).
PB: Hall (4).
DP: 2 (Uribe-Konerko, Gonzalez-Richar-Konerko).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Catalanotto, LF2010100.269
  a-Sosa, PH1000001.246
  Murphy, LF0000000.464
Kinsler, 2B4111013.255
Young, SS4120010.304
Byrd, CF4021003.308
Botts, DH3100102.220
Wilkerson, 1B4010002.235
Cruz, RF4010023.223
Laird, C4122014.228
Metcalf, 3B3000011.242
  1-Vazquez, PR-3B0000000.235
Totals3341042619 

a-Flied out for Catalanotto in the 7th.
1-Ran for Metcalf in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Kinsler (17, 3rd inning off Floyd, 0 on, 2 out), Laird (8, 4th inning off Floyd, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Catalanotto; Kinsler 4; Young 2; Byrd 2; Wilkerson; Cruz; Laird 5.
RBI: Kinsler (49), Laird 2 (42), Byrd (55).
2-out RBI: Kinsler; Laird 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Laird 3.
GIDP: Kinsler; Byrd.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Kinsler-Young-Wilkerson).

 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Floyd 6.06332426.92
Wassermann 0.11000002.93
Logan 0.10000004.35
MacDougal (L, 1-4)1.13110205.71
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gabbard 4.24333323.79
Wood 2.11000103.82
Rheinecker 0.01001006.00
Littleton (W, 1-1)1.00000003.55
Benoit (S, 2)1.00000102.45

Rheinecker pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

WP: MacDougal.
HBP: Dye (by Littleton).
Pitches-strikes: Floyd 103-70, Wassermann 3-2, Logan 2-2, MacDougal 34-21, Gabbard 91-56, Wood 25-15, Rheinecker 14-7, Littleton 5-3, Benoit 10-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Floyd 10-4, Wassermann 1-0, Logan 0-1, MacDougal 1-1, Gabbard 8-3, Wood 3-3, Rheinecker 0-0, Littleton 3-0, Benoit 1-1.
Batters faced: Floyd 25, Wassermann 2, Logan 1, MacDougal 7, Gabbard 21, Wood 8, Rheinecker 2, Littleton 3, Benoit 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Logan 1-0, MacDougal 1-0, Wood 2-0, Littleton 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Rick Reed. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 92 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:54.
Att: 20,261.

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