Sox by the numbers

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
By Matt Baron
Daily Herald Correspondent
Published10/6/2008 12:02 AM

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Number of times in his major-league career - spanning 240 games - that White Sox outfielder Dewayne Wise has had back-to-back multiple-RBI games. Wise turned the trick in mid-September, when he hit a grand slam in one game and a 2-run homer in the next. He had a 3-run homer in Game 1 of the ALDS and a 2-run double in his next action, Game 3 on Sunday.

 

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Number of quality starts by White Sox pitcher John Danks (minimum 6 innings, maximum 3 earned runs), in his last five outings. His surge comes after 3 straight non-quality starts.

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Consecutive innings (third through seventh) that the White Sox leadoff hitter reached base, three times by walks and twice with a double. Three of the five scored.

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In major-league history, the number of players with the last name "Black" - the White Sox' thematic color Sunday. Only one Black, first name Bill, played for the White Sox - six games in 1924.

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At-bats for every home run B.J. Upton hit in 2008 (9 in 531 at-bats) - one-third as frequent as his 2007 homer frequency (1 every 19.75 at bats). Upton's 2-run shot in the seventh inning cut the White Sox' lead to 5-3.

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White Sox outfielder Brian Anderson's stolen-base percentage during the regular season (5 steals in 6 attempts). Before 2008, he was 4-for-8 in stolen-base tries. Anderson swiped second base in the sixth inning en route to scoring the fifth run.

1,078

Days since White Sox third baseman Juan Uribe's last postseason RBI - on Oct. 23, 2005, in Game 2 of the World Series against the Houston Astros. Uribe singled home the White Sox' fifth run.

Sources: Sportsline.com, Retrosheet.org

­- Matt Baron

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