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White Sox knock out Orioles
Career high for Pierzynski
A.J. Pierzynski set a career high with five hits, driving in four runs, and Tadahito Iguchi smacked a three-run blast, helping the White Sox reclaim the American League Wild Card lead by one-half game over the Yankees.
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White Sox 13, Orioles 11
Tadahito Iguchi connects for his 12th homer of the season in the third inning Saturday. (Gail Burton/AP)
Series at a glance:
Orioles come up short
Miguel Tejada went 4-for-6 with three RBIs, including a two-run shot, and Jeff Conine provided two RBIs, but the Orioles couldn't hold off the White Sox on Saturday afternoon. James Johnson was touched for eight earned runs in three innings in his big-league debut.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: July 29, 2006
CWS
Chi White Sox (61-41)
Won 2
Chi White Sox 13, Baltimore 11   BAL
Baltimore (47-58)
Lost 2
July 29, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
1 0 7 2 0 1 0 1 1   13 18 1
Baltimore
3 0 1 0 0 4 1 1 1   11 19 0
Standings thru 7/29/06  |  Gameday  |  White Sox Stats  |  Orioles Stats
Chi White SoxABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Podsednik, LF6110016.270
  Mackowiak, LF0000000.311
Iguchi, 2B5124103.291
Thome, DH2400401.289
Dye, RF6231004.317
Pierzynski, C5254000.314
Crede, 3B4012001.291
Gload, 1B4110013.288
Uribe, SS5031000.251
Anderson, CF4221111.214
Totals411318136319 

BATTING
2B: Uribe (18, Johnson, J), Dye (19, Johnson, J), Anderson (13, Johnson, J).
HR: Iguchi (12, 3rd inning off Johnson, J, 2 on, 2 out), Dye (27, 4th inning off Ortiz, 0 on, 0 out), Pierzynski (8, 4th inning off Ortiz, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Podsednik; Iguchi 5; Dye 7; Pierzynski 8; Crede; Gload; Uribe 4; Anderson 3.
RBI: Pierzynski 4 (35), Crede 2 (69), Uribe (52), Anderson (25), Iguchi 4 (48), Dye (71).
2-out RBI: Pierzynski; Iguchi 4; Crede.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Iguchi 2; Gload; Dye.
SF: Crede.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Anderson (4, 2nd base off Hawkins/Hernandez), Iguchi (6, 2nd base off Hawkins/Hernandez), Dye (4, 2nd base off Johnson, J/Hernandez).
CS: Podsednik (13, 2nd base by Ortiz/Hernandez).

FIELDING
E: Crede (9, throw).
DP: 3 (Uribe-Iguchi-Gload 2, Garland-Uribe-Gload).

 
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B6121014.300
Mora, 3B5331114.288
Tejada, SS6343003.331
Gibbons, DH4010212.273
Conine, LF4012104.265
Patterson, CF5131013.286
Millar, 1B4000105.247
Hernandez, C4110104.265
Markakis, RF5241001.290
Totals43111996430 

BATTING
2B: Conine (17, Garland), Gibbons (13, Garland), Markakis 2 (13, Garland, MacDougal), Roberts (26, Cotts), Patterson (13, MacDougal).
HR: Tejada (19, 6th inning off McCarthy, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Roberts 3; Mora 3; Tejada 7; Gibbons 2; Conine 2; Patterson 4; Hernandez; Markakis 6.
RBI: Tejada 3 (75), Conine 2 (41), Patterson (38), Roberts (36), Mora (54), Markakis (27).
2-out RBI: Conine; Markakis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Patterson; Mora; Millar 2; Hernandez 2; Conine 2; Roberts.
SF: Conine.
GIDP: Millar; Markakis; Gibbons.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Patterson (34, 2nd base off McCarthy/Pierzynski).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Markakis (Dye at home), Patterson (Uribe at 1st base).
DP: (Patterson-Millar).

 
Chi White SoxIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garland (W, 11-3)5.011662305.01
McCarthy 1.03222114.17
Cotts (H, 13)0.22111003.19
MacDougal (H, 1)1.02110001.29
Thornton (H, 7)0.10000003.25
Jenks (S, 28)1.01111003.42
 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Johnson, J (L, 0-1)3.098830124.00
Ortiz 4.15331129.23
Birkins 0.11111004.94
Hawkins 1.13111204.37

Garland pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

WP: MacDougal.
IBB: Thome (by Hawkins).
HBP: Gload (by Johnson, J).
Pitches-strikes: Garland 97-63, McCarthy 36-21, Cotts 24-13, MacDougal 17-11, Thornton 4-2, Jenks 17-9, Johnson, J 93-54, Ortiz 56-37, Birkins 12-4, Hawkins 29-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Garland 6-6, McCarthy 1-1, Cotts 0-2, MacDougal 3-0, Thornton 0-1, Jenks 3-0, Johnson, J 5-3, Ortiz 7-4, Birkins 0-1, Hawkins 2-0.
Batters faced: Garland 27, McCarthy 8, Cotts 5, MacDougal 5, Thornton 1, Jenks 4, Johnson, J 21, Ortiz 17, Birkins 3, Hawkins 8.
Inherited runners-scored: McCarthy 2-2, MacDougal 3-1, Thornton 1-0, Hawkins 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Dusty Dellinger. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 97 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:46.
Att: 34,598.

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