The Chicago White Sox won a 1-game playoff with the Twins to advance to the playoffs and meet up with the Tampa Bay Rays. John Danks was the biggest star of this game for the White Sox as he started the game and worked 8 innings allowing only 2 hits and 0 runs. He improved to 12-9 on the season which is a lot better than he pitched as a rookie the season before. Bobby Jenks finished up with a scoreless 9th inning to pick up his 30th save of the season. DH Jim Thome had the big hit on offense as he clubbed a homer in the 7 inning off of Nick Blackburn and the pitchers of the White Sox made it stand up. But, it was a play by Ken Griffey Jr. and A.J. Pierzynski that gave Thome a chance to be the hero. Griffey caught a ball in center field and he made a good throw to the plate that A.J. Pierzynski caught on one hop and tagged out Michael Cuddyer at the plate to preserve the shutout. The White Sox will now fly to Tampa, Florida to deal with the upstart Tampa Bay Rays.