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Rookie boosts Sox
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White Sox 2, Giants 0
Alexei Ramirez powers a two-run homer in the seventh inning. (Ben Margot/AP)
Alexei Ramirez, playing second base in place of the injured Juan Uribe, powered the first homer of his Major League career and supplied all the runs needed for the White Sox to win their first Interleague game of the season. Gavin Floyd, who tossed six shutout innings, got the win thanks to Ramirez's two-run shot.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox (21-20)
Won 3
Chi White Sox 2, San Francisco 0   SF
San Francisco (17-26)
Lost 3
May 16, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   2 5 1
San Francisco
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 0
Standings thru 5/16/08  |  Recap: CWS | SF  |  Gameday  |  White Sox stats  |  Giants stats
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Cabrera, SS4000010.218
Pierzynski, C4010000.313
Quentin, LF2010200.297
Dye, RF4000014.285
Konerko, 1B3000121.210
Crede, 3B3010010.272
Swisher, CF4110013.212
Ramirez, 2B3112100.156
Floyd, P2000020.000
  a-Anderson, B, PH0000100.244
  Wassermann, P0000000.000
  Logan, P0000000.000
  Linebrink, P0000000.000
  b-Thome, PH1000012.203
  Jenks, P0000000.000
Totals302525910 

a-Walked for Floyd in the 7th. b-Struck out for Linebrink in the 9th.

BATTING
3B: Pierzynski (1, Sanchez).
HR: Ramirez (1, 7th inning off Sanchez, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Pierzynski 3; Quentin; Crede; Swisher; Ramirez 4.
RBI: Ramirez 2 (5).
2-out RBI: Ramirez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dye 2; Thome.
GIDP: Swisher.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Quentin (4, 2nd base off Sadler/Molina).
CS: Anderson, B (1, 2nd base by Sadler/Molina).

FIELDING
E: Pierzynski (4, throw).
DP: (Floyd-Ramirez-Konerko).

 
San FranciscoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lewis, LF3010120.287
Vizquel, SS4000012.364
Winn, RF3010101.295
Molina, C4000024.267
Rowand, CF2000010.328
Bowker, 1B4000012.269
Durham, 2B4030001.293
Castillo, 3B2000103.254
  Sadler, P0000000.000
  Hinshaw, P0000000.000
  a-Velez, PH1000001.210
Sanchez, P2000002.053
  Aurilia, 3B2000001.240
Totals310503717 

a-Grounded out for Hinshaw in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Winn (12, Floyd), Durham (8, Jenks).
TB: Lewis; Winn 2; Durham 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina 3; Sanchez; Castillo; Aurilia.
GIDP: Castillo.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Durham (5, 2nd base off Floyd/Pierzynski), Lewis (6, 2nd base off Floyd/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
DP: (Castillo-Durham-Bowker).

 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Floyd (W, 4-2)6.04003302.92
Wassermann (H, 1)0.100000027.00
Logan (H, 2)0.20000203.00
Linebrink (H, 10)1.00000101.56
Jenks (S, 9)1.01000102.08
 
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sanchez (L, 2-3)6.25223614.59
Sadler 2.00002203.38
Hinshaw 0.10000100.00

WP: Floyd.
IBB: Castillo (by Floyd).
HBP: Rowand (by Floyd), Rowand (by Floyd), Crede (by Sadler).
Pitches-strikes: Floyd 98-57, Wassermann 2-2, Logan 12-9, Linebrink 10-6, Jenks 15-10, Sanchez 109-63, Sadler 34-16, Hinshaw 4-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Floyd 4-11, Wassermann 1-0, Logan 0-0, Linebrink 2-0, Jenks 2-0, Sanchez 4-10, Sadler 1-2, Hinshaw 0-0.
Batters faced: Floyd 26, Wassermann 1, Logan 2, Linebrink 3, Jenks 4, Sanchez 27, Sadler 8, Hinshaw 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Sadler 1-0, Hinshaw 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Scott Barry. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 82 degrees, clear.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:50.
Att: 35,482.

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