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Kuroda cruises
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Dodgers 5, White Sox 2
James Loney hit his third homer in the past four games. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
After going 0-3 in four starts since coming off the DL, Hiroki Kuroda nailed down his second win of the season with a dominating outing. He struck out nine in 8 2/3 innings, getting offensive help from James Loney's two-run homer and Casey Blake's two-run single.
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Series at a glance:
LAD
LA Dodgers (47-24)
Won 3
LA Dodgers 5, Chi White Sox 2   CWS
Chi White Sox (33-37)
Lost 1
June 23, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   5 7 0
Chi White Sox
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 4 0
Standings thru 6/23/09  |  Recap: LAD | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers stats  |  White Sox stats
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pierre, LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 .329
Furcal, SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 .248
Hudson, O, 2B 4 1 1 1 1 2 2 .309
Blake, 3B 4 0 1 2 0 1 1 .300
Ethier, RF 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .267
Martin, R, C 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .244
Kemp, CF 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 .314
Loney, 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 .282
Jones, M, DH 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .375
Totals 33 5 7 5 5 7 14  

BATTING
2B: Furcal (13, Danks, Jh), Hudson, O (22, Danks, Jh), Jones, M (1, Thornton).
HR: Loney (5, 2nd inning off Danks, Jh, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Hudson, O 2; Blake; Furcal 2; Loney 5; Jones, M 3.
RBI: Hudson, O (38), Loney 2 (49), Blake 2 (46).
2-out RBI: Blake 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martin, R; Kemp 2; Hudson, O.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Hudson, O (6, 2nd base off Dotel/Pierzynski).
CS: Ethier (3, 2nd base by Danks, Jh/Pierzynski).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .312
Ramirez, Al, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .262
Dye, RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 .268
Thome, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .244
Konerko, 1B 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 .289
Pierzynski, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .285
Anderson, CF 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .245
Getz, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .246
Beckham, G, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .185
Totals 31 2 4 2 0 10 3  

BATTING
HR: Konerko (10, 2nd inning off Kuroda, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Konerko 4; Ramirez, Al; Dye 2.
RBI: Konerko (44), Dye (40).
2-out RBI: Dye.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thome.
Team RISP: 1-for-2.
Team LOB: 2.

 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kuroda (W, 2-3) 8.2 4 2 2 0 9 1 3.44
Broxton, J (S, 18) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.27
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Danks, Jh (L, 5-6) 7.0 3 3 3 2 5 1 4.43
Thornton 0.2 1 2 2 1 0 0 2.67
Dotel 0.1 1 0 0 2 1 0 3.29
Poreda 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

Game Scores: Kuroda , Danks, Jh .
HBP: Ethier (by Danks, Jh).
Pitches-strikes: Kuroda 103-70, Broxton, J 3-3, Danks, Jh 106-66, Thornton 13-7, Dotel 15-6, Poreda 18-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kuroda 12-2, Broxton, J 0-0, Danks, Jh 7-7, Thornton 1-0, Dotel 0-0, Poreda 2-0.
Batters faced: Kuroda 30, Broxton, J 1, Danks, Jh 26, Thornton 4, Dotel 4, Poreda 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Broxton, J 1-0, Dotel 2-2.
Ejections: Chicago White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen ejected by HP umpire Joe West (8th)
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Paul Schrieber. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 79 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:28.
Att: 22,251.
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field.
June 23, 2009
June 23, 2009

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