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Upton powers Rays
Rays 6, White Sox 2
The Rays celebrate after locking up a trip to the ALCS. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
The Rays finished off the resilient White Sox in Game 4 of the ALDS to clinch the franchise's first postseason series. B.J. Upton put Tampa Bay ahead for good with a solo homer in the top of the first inning and added another long ball his next time up for good measure. Andy Sonnanstine earned the win with 5 2/3 strong innings.
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Rays win series, 3-1
Game Matchup Day Date Time ET TV
Gm 1 CWS 4 @ TB 6 Thu Oct. 2    
Gm 2 CWS 2 @ TB 6 Fri Oct. 3    
Gm 3 TB 3 @ CWS 5 Sun Oct. 5    
Gm 4 TB 6 @ CWS 2 Mon Oct. 6    
TB
Tampa Bay
CWS
Chi White Sox
October 6, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0   6 10 0
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0   2 4 0
Recap: TB | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  White Sox stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Iwamura, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 .389
Upton, B, CF 4 2 2 2 1 0 2 .278
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 3 2 1 1 0 .500
Longoria, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 3 6 .267
Crawford, C, LF 2 1 0 0 2 0 3 .214
Floyd, C, DH 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .200
  a-Aybar, W, PH-DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273
Navarro, D, C 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .400
Gross, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .167
Bartlett, SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .286
Totals 35 6 10 6 5 7 17  

a-Flied out for Floyd, C in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Floyd, C (1, Floyd), Bartlett (1, Dotel), Iwamura (1, Linebrink).
HR: Upton, B 2 (3, 1st inning off Floyd, 0 on, 1 out; 3rd inning off Floyd, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Bartlett 2; Upton, B 8; Floyd, C 2; Pena, C 3; Navarro, D; Iwamura 3.
RBI: Upton, B 2 (4), Floyd, C (1), Navarro, D (3), Pena, C 2 (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crawford, C 3; Gross; Longoria.
GIDP: Gross.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pena, C 2 (2, 2nd base off Floyd/Pierzynski, 2nd base off Thornton/Pierzynski), Crawford, C 2 (3, 2nd base off Richard/Pierzynski, 3rd base off Richard/Pierzynski).
CS: Pena, C (1, 2nd base by Richard/Pierzynski).
PO: Pena, C (1st base by Richard).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, O, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
Pierzynski, C 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .385
Dye, RF 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 .375
Thome, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .125
Konerko, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .313
Griffey Jr., CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .200
Ramirez, Al, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250
Wise, LF 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .286
  a-Swisher, PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Uribe, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Totals 31 2 4 2 2 7 6  

a-Popped out for Wise in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Konerko (2, 4th inning off Sonnanstine, 0 on, 2 out), Dye (1, 6th inning off Sonnanstine, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Konerko 5; Ramirez, Al; Dye 4.
RBI: Konerko (2), Dye (1).
2-out RBI: Konerko; Dye.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Cabrera, O-Ramirez, Al-Konerko).
Pickoffs: Richard (Pena, C at 1st base).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sonnanstine (W, 1-0) 5.2 3 2 2 1 4 2 3.18
Howell (H, 3) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Balfour 2.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Floyd (L, 0-1) 3.0 5 4 4 2 4 2 12.00
Richard 3.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 1.42
Dotel 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 13.50
Thornton 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Linebrink 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00

Floyd pitched to 3 batters in the 4th.
Dotel pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

IBB: Upton, B (by Thornton), Pena, C (by Linebrink).
Pitches-strikes: Sonnanstine 75-53, Howell 24-16, Balfour 30-19, Floyd 67-38, Richard 41-25, Dotel 6-3, Thornton 42-27, Linebrink 17-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sonnanstine 2-7, Howell 1-1, Balfour 2-2, Floyd 2-1, Richard 2-2, Dotel 0-0, Thornton 2-2, Linebrink 0-2.
Batters faced: Sonnanstine 21, Howell 5, Balfour 7, Floyd 16, Richard 10, Dotel 1, Thornton 8, Linebrink 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Richard 1-0, Thornton 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Gary Darling. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Joe West. LF: CB Bucknor. RF: Ron Kulpa.
Weather: 68 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:13.
Att: 40,454.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
October 6, 2008
October 6, 2008

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