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Recap: White Sox , Rockies
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Game: 1
Venue: Coors Field
Date: June 28, 2011 8:40 PM EDT
  

DENVER (AP) - Ozzie Guillen had seen enough.

When his Chicago White Sox team finally lost 3-2 to the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night in the 13th inning on a bloop single that scored the winning run from first base with two outs, Guillen didn't bemoan a tough defeat.

Rather, he said the White Sox got what they deserved.

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"The way we played today from the first inning, I don't think we should win this game," Guillen said. "We pitched well. Everything else was very bad. That was the worst game we played all year long, to me. We don't take (advantage of) opportunities over and over and over and over. When you do that over and over, baseball gods get you. We got to play good to deserve to win and we not play good today to win."

The Rockies won when Will Ohman (0-1), the only reliever in the game to allow a run, walked Troy Tulowitzki with one out in the 13th. Ohman struck out Seth Smith. But Ty Wigginton blooped a 3-2 pitch into short center field. Running on contact with two outs, Tulowitzki scored from first base, sliding home ahead of center fielder Brent Lillibridge's throw.

"I battled him, he battled me," Ohman said. "I threw a good pitch. In that situation, it drops in - game over. There's really nothing more to it. This park plays big anyway. It's always played that way - before the humidor, after it. Doesn't matter. The gaps are so big. You have to cover that ground, and it leaves a lot of room for stuff to drop."

The White Sox outfielders were in a no-doubles defense, so Lillibridge was playing very deep. When he saw Wigginton's ball drop in short center, not far behind second base, Lillibridge said, "The first thing I'm doing is sprinting in there but I can't go on a barehand sprint and miss the ball. So I made sure to get it. It was a good call by the third base coach (Rich Dauer), because he knew I had to break down and get the ball. He knew where we were playing. It's just a weird, weird play that I've never seen or definitely haven't been a part of."

Rex Brothers (1-0) was one of six Colorado relievers to throw a scoreless inning.

The White Sox scored a run in the second on Alexei Ramirez's homer off Jason Hammel and added a run in the fifth on Juan Pierre's RBI double. But the White Sox managed just two infield hits after that.

But the White Sox had runners on first and third with one out in the third and Brent Morel grounded into a double play. After Carlos Quentin led off the fourth with a double, Paul Konerko grounded to shortstop, Ramirez popped to shortstop and A.J. Pierzynski bounced back to Hammel.

Smith drove in the Rockies' first two runs with a two-out single in the fourth and a sacrifice fly in the sixth.

Pierre's double scored Gordon Beckham from second and sent pitcher Gavin Floyd, who held the Rockies to two runs in seven innings, to third. Morel followed Pierre's double with a walk, but Quentin grounded into a double play. Eight innings later, the game finally ended, much to Guillen's relief.

"I'm not mad," he said. "I'm happy we lose the game. I get up at 6 o'clock this morning to play golf. I'm tired."

Notes: Guillen pulled center fielder Alex Rios after the sixth inning, because of the way he ran the bases. "That's why I get him out of the game," Guillen said. "It's not the first time it happened. I don't like the way he run the bases." ... Guillen said Adam Dunn, the White Sox's primary pinch-hitter, will start Thursday in the series finale and play either first base or one of the corner outfield positions.

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GAME 1
White Sox at Rockies
Tue, Jun 28 Final 2 to 3
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GAME 2
White Sox at Rockies
Wed, Jun 29 Final 3 to 2
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White Sox at Rockies
Thu, Jun 30 Final 6 to 4
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