The White Sox did manage to make things interesting in the ninth, down 1-0, putting men at the corners with one out. But it all ended as a hard-hit liner by Brian Daubach, one that appeared to be an easy double, was caught by the diving Carlos Pena, who, while on the ground, doubled up Magglio Ordonez at first.
The inning started with a walk to Frank Thomas, finally chasing Cornejo out of the game, and after pinch-running Thomas with Aaron Rowand, a single by Ordonez. Rowand reached third when centerfielder Alex Sanchez bobbled the ball.
Loaiza, who struck out seven and walked none in eight innings, gave up his only run in the first inning on a RBI-single by Kevin Witt. Loaiza is now 11-5 with a 2.21 ERA.
Now, four games under .500, the Sox will head to Cleveland to start a four-game series against the Indians on Friday at 6:05 p.m. CT, with Dan Wright going up against lefty Brian Anderson. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Net Chicago. Saturday will be a double-header.