Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game
Scott Podsednik. Podsednik capped off a big series against the Reds with a 2-5 performance and two runs scored.
- Aaron Harang got off to a rough start, giving up singles to the hard to spell Podsednik, Ramirez, and Pierzynski. Podsednik scored, and then Alexei Ramirez scored when Paul Konerko grounded into a double play.
- In the fifth inning, Podsednik led off with a single again. He moved to second on an A.J. Pierzynski ground out, then scored on a Konerko single. 3-0 Pale Hose. What a terrible nickname though.
- In the eighth inning, the Chris Dickerson replaced Willy Taveras, and immediately things got better for the Reds. Dickerson singled, stole a base, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on a Brandon Phillips sac fly. Linebrink was looking vulnerable, with Gomes and Jerry Hairston on base, but first half "MVP" Ramon Hernandez lined into an inning ending double play.
- The White Sox pooh-poohed the Reds run, when Gordon Beckham walked in the ninth and scored when DeWayne Wise - yes, that DeWayne Wise - hit a double.
- The Reds are perfectly .500. 34-34 overall record, 17-17 at home, 17-17 on the road.
- Paul Konerko's RBI single was the 1,000th of his career. Sean Casey had 735 RBI in his career.
- Aaron Harang has not won since May 25, but this was Mark Buehrle's first win since May 19.
- Adam Rosales is taking a commanding lead in "McBain: Race for Mendoza." The standings are as follows: Rosales (0-3) - .202, Alex Gonzalez (DNP) - .214, Bruce (1-3, BB) - .216, Taveras (0-3, 2K) - .224.
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|WP: Mark Buehrle (7 - 2)
SV: Bobby Jenks (17)
LP: Aaron Harang (5 - 7)