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BASEBALL GAME OF THE DAY

White Sox power their way past Reds, 10-8

Chicago hits four home runs and overcomes a five-run deficit to beat Cincinnati in baseball's annual civil-rights game

June 21, 2009|Associated Press

CINCINNATI — Hammerin' Hank had to like this one.

Baseball's annual Civil Rights Game started by paying tribute Saturday to those who have worked for equality, including former home run king Hank Aaron. The White Sox took it from there, with Alexei Ramirez hitting the last of four Chicago homers for a 10-8 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

What started with history became all about homers.

Chicago overcame a five-run deficit by scoring its first eight runs off homers. Ramirez's three-run shot off Nick Masset ended a 5-5 tie in the sixth. The shortstop had four hits.

Daniel Ray Herrera (1-3) set up Chicago's go-ahead rally by giving up a double and a walk in the sixth. D.J. Carrasco (2-0) got the victory in relief.

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