Chicago White Sox

White Sox Work the Small Ball and Squeeze by the Royals, 5-3

Josh WarrenCorrespondent IMay 31, 2009

I can't remember the last time I saw the White Sox get two bunt singles in an inning.

That said, there were plenty of things to see on Saturday night.

In homage to the Negro Leagues, the White Sox wore the classic jerseys of the Chicago American Giants, and The Royals took on the dress of the Kansas City Monarchs.

If you're not a history buff, however, there was plenty of fantastic baseball to see on Saturday, as the battle between the Sox and Royals came down to the wire.

Mark Buehrle kept up his fantastic pitching spree, going 7.1 innings for the Sox, staying in stride with Royals starter Gil Meche until Miguel Olivo hit a home run in the eighth.

He scattered seven hits and struck out six, and did not receive a decision. He did not issue a walk.

The White Sox offense was on fire Friday night, and the coals were still burning just enough on Saturday to get a eke out a win.

The South Siders tallied up ten hits, five coming off of starter Gil Meche, two off of John Bale, and three against Juan Cruz.

Instead of swinging for the fences, Chicago managed three bunt singles, Josh Fields got his fifth double on the season, and Jermaine Dye picked up his first triple.

Jim Thome led the attack with two RBI, though he didn't tally a hit.

Bobby Jenks picked up his 11th save on the season, giving up just a hit in the ninth, and striking out one.

The White Sox look to sweep the Royals tomorrow night, but they'll have their hands full with Zack Greinke, who has been the most dominant pitcher in the baseball this year.

The Sox counter with John Danks, who has plenty of big game experience, and he'll need to employ all that he knows to help the Sox complete a crucial three-game sweep.

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