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Ramirez powers ChiSox over BoSox

Jun 1, 2011 - 6:45 AM Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Alexei Ramirez went 4-for-5 with three RBI, as the Chicago White Sox held on for a 10-7 victory over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Gordon Beckham added three hits and drove in a run for the White Sox, who won the opener of this three-game series on Monday. Philip Humber (4-3) got the victory after limiting the Red Sox to four runs in 7 2/3 innings.

"They're really good, man -- especially in this ballpark," said Humber of the Red Sox. "Even though we scored 10 runs, no lead is safe against that lineup."

Alfredo Aceves (2-1) allowed eight runs -- six earned -- in five-plus innings and took the loss, Boston's third in a row.

The White Sox took control in the second inning, when they loaded the bases with one out. After Beckham singled to plate one run, an error by Jed Lowrie allowed A.J. Pierzynski to score.

Boston got another out when Aceves threw for the force out at home on a Juan Pierre grounder. But he couldn't quite reach a chopper that Ramirez slapped back up the middle, and two runs scored to make it a 4-0 contest.

Back-to-back doubles by Paul Konerko and Pierzynski in the third gave Chicago another run, but Jason Varitek got it back with a two-out solo blast in the home half.

However, Ramirez's RBI single in the fourth made it a 6-1 contest, and the White Sox tacked on four more runs in the sixth.

Aceves hit Dunn and allowed a single to Beckham before being taken out. Scott Atchison entered to a situation that only got worse when a passed ball allowed the runners to advance into scoring position.

They held on a Brent Morel groundout, but were able to score when Pierre tapped a ball into the ground near home plate. It made an improbably long and high bounce over the head of first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who was playing slightly in.

Carlos Quentin doubled in Pierre later in the inning, and Konerko's sacrifice fly pushed the White Sox's lead to 10-1.

"I didn't think he executed like he has -- certainly -- the last couple of outings," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona of Aceves. "He wasn't quite as sharp as he's been."

Humber mostly controlled the Red Sox lineup and didn't get into big jams over the first seven innings, while his teammates' offensive output created a large -- and as it turned out, necessary -- cushion.

Josh Reddick doubled with one away in the eighth before scoring on Drew Sutton's base hit. Humber was pulled after allowing a two-out single to Kevin Youkilis.

Will Ohman entered but fell behind David Ortiz, the first batter he faced. He then threw a belt-high fastball that Ortiz hammered over the Green Monster to pull the Red Sox within 10-5.

Boston got within three in the ninth, when Brian Bruney gave up a sacrifice fly to Reddick and an RBI double to Sutton. But the White Sox were too far ahead. Chris Sale entered to strike out Gonzalez and end the game.

Game Notes

Sale recorded his second save...Varitek led Boston with three hits...Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks, who previously played for the White Sox, pitched a scoreless inning after being activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday...The Red Sox have moved up the start time for Saturday's game against the Athletics so that Boston fans can also watch the Bruins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The game was originally scheduled for 7:10 p.m. (et), but is now set for 1:10 p.m. to accommodate the 8 p.m. hockey game.

  • CHICAGO: 10
    BOSTON: 7

    May 31 10:01 PM

  • Drew Sutton double to right scored Jason Varitek with two outs. Runner on second and Adrian Gonzalez due up.

    White Sox 10, Red Sox 7  Bot 9, 2 OutsMay 31 9:59 PM

  • Josh Reddick sacrifice fly out to left scored Jed Lowrie with two outs. Runner on first and Drew Sutton due up.

    White Sox 10, Red Sox 6  Bot 9, 2 OutsMay 31 9:54 PM

  • Mike Cameron lined out to right to end the inning.

    White Sox 10, Red Sox 5  End 8May 31 9:34 PM

  • Adrian Gonzalez struck out swinging. Runner on first with two outs and Kevin Youkilis due up.

    White Sox 10, Red Sox 2  Bot 8, 2 OutsMay 31 9:27 PM

  • Paul Konerko sacrifice fly out to right scored Alexei Ramirez with two outs. On the play, Carlos Quentin advances to third. Runner on third and A.J. Pierzynski due up.

    White Sox 10, Red Sox 1  Top 6, 2 OutsMay 31 8:46 PM

  • Carlos Quentin double to left scored Juan Pierre with one out. On the play, Alexei Ramirez advances to third. Runners on second and third and Paul Konerko due up.

    White Sox 9, Red Sox 1  Top 6, 1 OutMay 31 8:44 PM

  • Juan Pierre single to right scored Adam Dunn and Gordon Beckham with one out. Runner on first and Alexei Ramirez due up.

    White Sox 8, Red Sox 1  Top 6, 1 OutMay 31 8:43 PM
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    White Sox 6, Red Sox 1  Bot 4, 2 OutsMay 31 8:15 PM

  • Alexei Ramirez singled to center score Brent Morel with two outs. Alexei Ramirez out at first, center to first to second to first. None on and Carlos Quentin due up.

    White Sox 6, Red Sox 1  Top 4, 2 OutsMay 31 8:12 PM

  • Jason Varitek two-out, solo Home Run (2) to right. Jacoby Ellsbury due up.

    White Sox 5, Red Sox 1  Bot 3, 2 OutsMay 31 8:02 PM
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    White Sox 5, Red Sox 0  Mid 3May 31 7:54 PM

  • A.J. Pierzynski ground-rule double to right scored Paul Konerko with none out. Runner on second and Alex Rios due up.

    White Sox 5, Red Sox 0  Top 3, 0 OutsMay 31 7:49 PM

  • Carlos Quentin flied out to right to end the inning.

    White Sox 4, Red Sox 0  Mid 2May 31 7:39 PM

  • Brent Morel reaches first on Jed Lowrie's fielding error scored A.J. Pierzynski with one out. On the play, Gordon Beckham advances to second and Adam Dunn advances to third. Bases loaded and Juan Pierre due up.

    White Sox 2, Red Sox 0  Top 2, 1 OutMay 31 7:35 PM

  • Gordon Beckham single to left scored Paul Konerko with one out. On the play, Adam Dunn advances to second and A.J. Pierzynski advances to third. Bases loaded and Brent Morel due up.

    White Sox 1, Red Sox 0  Top 2, 1 OutMay 31 7:33 PM
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    White Sox 0, Red Sox 0  Top 2, 1 OutMay 31 7:31 PM

  • CHICAGO: 0
    BOSTON: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

    May 31 7:10 PM
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    White Sox vs. Red SoxMay 31 8:50 AM